1 Kings 12:28-32
So the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, "You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
And he set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
And this thing became a sin, for the people went to the one at Bethel and to the other as far as Dan.
He also made houses on high places, and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites.
And Jerobo'am appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices upon the altar; so he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.
Hosea 4:15
Though you play the harlot, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty. Enter not into Gilgal, nor go up to Beth-a'ven, and swear not, "As the LORD lives."
Hosea 10:5
The inhabitants of Sama'ria tremble for the calf of Beth-a'ven. Its people shall mourn for it, and its idolatrous priests shall wail over it, over its glory which has departed from it.
Hosea 10:15
Thus it shall be done to you, O house of Israel, because of your great wickedness. In the storm the king of Israel shall be utterly cut off.
Amos 3:14
"that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions, I will punish the altars of Bethel, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.
Amos 4:4
"Come to Bethel, and transgress; to Gilgal, and multiply transgression; bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days;
Amos 5:5
but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter into Gilgal or cross over to Beer-sheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, and Bethel shall come to nought."
Amos 7:13
but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom."
little children
Job 19:18
Even young children despise me; when I rise they talk against me.
Job 30:1
"But now they make sport of me, men who are younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.
Job 30:8-31
A senseless, a disreputable brood, they have been whipped out of the land.
"And now I have become their song, I am a byword to them.
They abhor me, they keep aloof from me; they do not hesitate to spit at the sight of me.
Because God has loosed my cord and humbled me, they have cast off restraint in my presence.
On my right hand the rabble rise, they drive me forth, they cast up against me their ways of destruction.
They break up my path, they promote my calamity; no one restrains them.
As through a wide breach they come; amid the crash they roll on.
Terrors are turned upon me; my honor is pursued as by the wind, and my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.
"And now my soul is poured out within me; days of affliction have taken hold of me.
The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest.
With violence it seizes my garment; it binds me about like the collar of my tunic.
God has cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.
I cry to thee and thou dost not answer me; I stand, and thou dost not heed me.
Thou hast turned cruel to me; with the might of thy hand thou dost persecute me.
Thou liftest me up on the wind, thou makest me ride on it, and thou tossest me about in the roar of the storm.
Yea, I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
"Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, and in his disaster cry for help?
Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the poor?
But when I looked for good, evil came; and when I waited for light, darkness came.
My heart is in turmoil, and is never still; days of affliction come to meet me.
I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.
I am a brother of jackals, and a companion of ostriches.
My skin turns black and falls from me, and my bones burn with heat.
My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep.
Proverbs 20:11
Even a child makes himself known by his acts, whether what he does is pure and right.
Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:15
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Ecclesiastes 11:10
Remove vexation from your mind, and put away pain from your body; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
Isaiah 1:4
Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.
Isaiah 3:5
And the people will oppress one another, every man his fellow and every man his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the base fellow to the honorable.
Jeremiah 7:18
The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger.
Genesis 21:9
But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac.
2 Chronicles 36:16
but they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words, and scoffing at his prophets, till the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, till there was no remedy.
Job 30:1
"But now they make sport of me, men who are younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.
Job 30:8
A senseless, a disreputable brood, they have been whipped out of the land.
Job 30:9
"And now I have become their song, I am a byword to them.
Psalm 35:15
as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; I went about as one who laments his mother, bowed down and in mourning.
Isaiah 57:3
But you, draw near hither, sons of the sorceress, offspring of the adulterer and the harlot.
Isaiah 57:4
Of whom are you making sport? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and put out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit,
Galatians 4:29
But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now.
Hebrews 11:36
Others suffered mocking and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.
Go up
2 Kings 2:11
And as they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Eli'jah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Matthew 27:29-31
and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Matthew 27:40-43
and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
"He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him; for he said, `I am the Son of God.'"