* took counsel.
8,9 Ex 1:10 Isa 30:1
* two calves of gold.
He invented a political religion, and instituted feasts in his
own times, different from those appointed by Jehovah; gave the
people certain objects of adoration, and pretended to think
that it would be both inconvenient and oppressive to them to
go up to Jerusalem to worship. These calves were doubtless of
the same kind as the calf which was set up by Aaron; and it is
remarkable, that in pointing them out to the people he should
use the same words that Aaron used on that occasion, when they
must have heard what terrible judgments fell upon their
forefathers for this idolatry. Solomon's idolatry, however,
had prepared the people for Jeroboam's abominations.
Ex 20:4 De 4:14-18 2Ki 10:29 17:16 2Ch 11:15 Ho 8:4-7 10:5,6
* It is too much.
Isa 30:10 2Pe 2:19