Parallel Verses

NET Bible

After this happened, Jeroboam still did not change his evil ways; he continued to appoint common people as priests at the high places. Anyone who wanted the job he consecrated as a priest.

New American Standard Bible

After this event Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but again he made priests of the high places from among all the people; any who would, he ordained, to be priests of the high places.

King James Version

After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

Holman Bible

After all this Jeroboam did not repent of his evil way but again set up priests for the high places from every class of people. He ordained whoever so desired it, and they became priests of the high places.

International Standard Version

Despite everything that happened, Jeroboam never did repent of his evil practices. Instead, he appointed even more people to act as priests for the high places. Anyone who wanted to be a priest was ordained to be a priest in the high places.

A Conservative Version

After this thing Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but again made from among all the people priests of the high places. Whoever would, he consecrated him, that there might be priests of the high places.

American Standard Version

After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again from among all the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, that there might be priests of the high places.

Amplified

After this event, Jeroboam [still] did not turn from his evil way, but again made priests for the high places from among all the people. He ordained anyone who was willing, so that there would be priests for the high places.

Bible in Basic English

After this Jeroboam, not turning back from his evil ways, still made priests for his altars from among all the people; he made a priest of anyone desiring it, so that there might be priests of the high places.

Darby Translation

After this thing Jeroboam turned not from his evil way, but made again from all classes of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

Julia Smith Translation

After this word Jeroboam turned not back from his evil way, and he will turn back and make from the ends of the people, priests of the heights: him desiring he will fill his hand, and he will be priest of the heights.

King James 2000

After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

Lexham Expanded Bible

After this event, Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but he returned and [again] made priests for the high places of people from {all walks of life}. He filled his hand with all [his] desire and became [one of] the priests of the high places [himself].

Modern King James verseion

After this thing Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but turned and made priests of the high places from the lowest of the people. He who desired, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Howbeit, for all that, Jeroboam turned not from his wicked way: but turned away and made of the lowest of the people priests of the hill altars. Whosoever would, he filled their hands, and they became priests of the hill altars.

New Heart English Bible

After this thing Jeroboam did not return from his evil way, but again made priests of the high places from among all the people. Whoever wanted to, he consecrated him, that there might be priests of the high places.

The Emphasized Bible

After this thing, Jeroboam turned not from his wicked way, - but again made, from the whole compass of the people, priests of high places, whomsoever he would, he installed, and he became priest of high places.

Webster

After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.

World English Bible

After this thing Jeroboam didn't return from his evil way, but again made priests of the high places from among all the people. Whoever wanted to, he consecrated him, that there might be priests of the high places.

Youngs Literal Translation

After this thing Jeroboam hath not turned from his evil way, and turneth back, and maketh of the extremities of the people priests of high places; he who is desirous he consecrateth his hand, and he is of the priests of the high places.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

ירבעם 
Yarob`am 
Usage: 104

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

of the lowest
קצה 
Qatsah 
Usage: 36

of the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

of the high places
בּמה 
Bamah 
Usage: 103

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 10

him, and he became one of the priests
כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

References

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Context Readings

Jeroboam Continues In His Sin

32 for the prophecy he announced with the Lord's authority against the altar in Bethel and against all the temples on the high places in the cities of the north will certainly be fulfilled." 33 After this happened, Jeroboam still did not change his evil ways; he continued to appoint common people as priests at the high places. Anyone who wanted the job he consecrated as a priest. 34 This sin caused Jeroboam's dynasty to come to an end and to be destroyed from the face of the earth.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 11:15

Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the worship centers and to lead in the worship of the goat idols and calf idols he had made.

2 Chronicles 13:9

But you banished the Lord's priests, Aaron's descendants, and the Levites, and appointed your own priests just as the surrounding nations do! Anyone who comes to consecrate himself with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of these fake gods!

Exodus 28:41

"You are to clothe them -- your brother Aaron and his sons with him -- and anoint them and ordain them and set them apart as holy, so that they may minister as my priests.

Numbers 1:51

Whenever the tabernacle is to move, the Levites must take it down, and whenever the tabernacle is to be reassembled, the Levites must set it up. Any unauthorized person who approaches it must be killed.

Numbers 3:10

So you are to appoint Aaron and his sons, and they will be responsible for their priesthood; but the unauthorized person who comes near must be put to death."

Numbers 17:5

And the staff of the man whom I choose will blossom; so I will rid myself of the complaints of the Israelites, which they murmur against you."

Numbers 17:12-13

The Israelites said to Moses, "We are bound to die! We perish, we all perish!

Judges 17:12

Micah paid the Levite; the young man became his priest and lived in Micah's house.

1 Kings 12:31-33

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

Psalm 78:34

When he struck them down, they sought his favor; they turned back and longed for God.

Jeremiah 18:4

Now and then there would be something wrong with the pot he was molding from the clay with his hands. So he would rework the clay into another kind of pot as he saw fit.

Amos 6:11

Indeed, look! The Lord is giving the command. He will smash the large house to bits, and the small house into little pieces.

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves.

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