Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And he made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi.

New American Standard Bible

And he made houses on high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi.

King James Version

And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

Holman Bible

Jeroboam also built shrines on the high places and set up priests from every class of people who were not Levites.

International Standard Version

Jeroboam built temples on the high places, and appointed his own priests from the fringe elements of the people who were not descendants of Levi.

American Standard Version

And he made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, that were not of the sons of Levi.

Amplified

And Jeroboam also made houses on high places, and he made priests from all people who were not of the sons (descendants) of Levi.

Bible in Basic English

And he made places for worship at the high places, and made priests, who were not Levites, from among all the people.

Darby Translation

And he made a house of high places, and made priests from all classes of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will make a house of heights, and be will make priests from the ends of the people who were not of the sons of Levi.

King James 2000

And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he built the houses on the high places, and he appointed priests {from all walks of life} who were not from the sons of Levi.

Modern King James verseion

And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not the sons of Levi.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he made houses of hill altars, and made, of the lowest of the people, priests which were not of the sons of Levi.

NET Bible

He built temples on the high places and appointed as priests people who were not Levites.

New Heart English Bible

He made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

The Emphasized Bible

And he made a house of high-places, - and made priests from the whole compass of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

Webster

And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

World English Bible

He made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he maketh the house of high places, and maketh priests of the extremities of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
an house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

בּמה 
Bamah 
Usage: 103

כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

of the lowest
קצה 
Qatsah 
Usage: 36

of the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

which were not of the sons

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Jeroboam Becomes King Over Israel

30 And this thing became a sin, for the people went [to worship] before the one, even to Dan. 31 And he made houses of high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi. 32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like the feast that is in Judah, and he went up to the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And he placed in B



Cross References

1 Kings 13:32-33

For the saying which he cried by the word of LORD against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.

2 Kings 17:32

So they feared LORD, and made for them priests of the high places from among themselves, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

2 Chronicles 13:9

Have ye not driven out the priests of LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and made priests for you after the manner of the peoples of [other] lands? So that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven r

2 Chronicles 11:14-15

For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem. For Jeroboam and his sons cast them off, that they should not execute the priest's office to LORD.

Numbers 3:10

And thou shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood. And the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.

Deuteronomy 24:15

Thou shall give him his hire in his day, neither shall the sun go down upon it, for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it, lest he cry against thee to LORD, and it be sin to thee.

1 Kings 13:24

And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. And his body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body.

Ezekiel 16:25

Thou have built thy lofty place at the head of every way, and have made thy beauty an abomination. And have opened thy feet to everyone who passed by, and multiplied thy whoredom.

Ezekiel 44:6-8

And thou shall say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus says lord LORD: O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,

Hosea 12:11

Is Gilead iniquity? They are altogether false. In Gilgal they sacrifice bullocks. Yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the field.

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