1 Kings 12:30
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New American Standard Bible
Now this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan.

King James Bible
And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.

Darby Bible Translation
And this thing became a sin; and the people went to worship before the one, as far as Dan.

World English Bible
This thing became a sin; for the people went [to worship] before the one, even to Dan.

Young's Literal Translation
and this thing becometh a sin, and the people go before the one -- unto Dan.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

This thing became a sin - i. e., this act of Jeroboam's became an occasion of sin to the people. The author perhaps wrote the following words thus: "The people went to worship before the one to Bethel and before the other to Dan."

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"This Thing is from Me"
"Thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me."--1 Kings 12:24. IT IS VERY DELIGHTFUL to read a history in which God is made prominent. How sadly deficient we are of such histories of our own English nation! Yet surely there is no story that is more full of God than the record of the doings of our British race. Cowper, in one of his poems, shows the parallel between us and the house of Israel,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

How God Works in the Hearts of Men.
1. Connection of this chapter with the preceding. Augustine's similitude of a good and bad rider. Question answered in respect to the devil. 2. Question answered in respect to God and man. Example from the history of Job. The works of God distinguished from the works of Satan and wicked men. 1. By the design or end of acting. How Satan acts in the reprobate. 2. How God acts in them. 3. Old Objection, that the agency of God in such cases is referable to prescience or permission, not actual operation.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
1 Kings 13:34
This event became sin to the house of Jeroboam, even to blot it out and destroy it from off the face of the earth.

1 Kings 14:16
"He will give up Israel on account of the sins of Jeroboam, which he committed and with which he made Israel to sin."

1 Kings 21:22
and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me to anger, and because you have made Israel sin.

2 Kings 17:21
When He had torn Israel from the house of David, they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king. Then Jeroboam drove Israel away from following the LORD and made them commit a great sin.

Isaiah 31:7
For in that day every man will cast away his silver idols and his gold idols, which your sinful hands have made for you as a sin.

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