6 We have sinned, as have our fathers. We have acted unjustly; we have wrought iniquity.
7 Our fathers did not understand your miracles in Egypt. They did not remember the multitude of your mercies. And they provoked you, while going up to the sea, even the Red Sea.
8 And he saved them for the sake of his name, so that he might make known his power.
9 And he rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up. And he led them into the abyss, as if into a desert.
10 And he saved them from the hand of those who hated them. And he redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
11 And the water covered those who troubled them. Not one of them remained.
12 And they believed his words, and they sang his praises.
13 As soon as they had finished, they forgot his works, and they would not endure his counsel.
14 And they coveted their desire in the desert, and they tempted God in a waterless place.
15 And he granted to them their request, and he sent abundance into their souls.
16 And they provoked Moses in the camp, and Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.
17 The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, and it covered the congregation of Abiram.
18 And a fire broke out in their congregation. A flame burned up the sinners.
19 And they fashioned a calf at Horeb, and they adored a graven image.
20 And they exchanged their glory for the likeness of a calf that eats hay.
21 They forgot God, who saved them, who did great things in Egypt:
22 miracles in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea.
1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34
26 And Jeroboam said in his heart: "Now the kingdom will return to the house of David,
27 if this people ascend to offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem. And the heart of this people will be converted to their lord Rehoboam, the king of Judah, and they will put me to death, and return to him."
28 And devising a plan, he made two golden calves. And he said to them: "No longer choose to ascend to Jerusalem. Behold, these are your gods, O Israel, who led you away from the land of Egypt!"
29 And he stationed one in Bethel, and the other in Dan.
30 And this word became an occasion of sin. For the people went to adore the calf, even to Dan.
31 And he made shrines on the high places, and he made priests out of the lowest people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
32 And he appointed a solemn day in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, in imitation of the solemnity that was celebrated in Judah. And ascending to the altar, he acted similarly in Bethel, so that he immolated to the calves, which he had made. And in Bethel, he appointed priests of the high places, which he had made.
33 After these words, Jeroboam did not turn back from his very evil way. Instead, to the contrary, he made priests for the high places out of the least of the people. Whosoever was willing, he filled his hand, and he became a priest of the high places.
34 And for this reason, the house of Jeroboam sinned, and was uprooted, and was wiped from the face of the earth.
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