Parallel Verses

Amplified

For they also built for themselves high places [to worship idols] and sacred pillars and Asherim [for the goddess Asherah]. These were on every high hill and under every luxuriant tree.

New American Standard Bible

For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.

King James Version

For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

Holman Bible

They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;

International Standard Version

They erected high places, sacred pillars, and Asherim for themselves on every high hill and under every green tree.

A Conservative Version

For they also built for them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

American Standard Version

For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

Bible in Basic English

For they made high places and upright stones and wood pillars on every high hill and under every green tree;

Darby Translation

And they also built for themselves high places, and columns, and Asherahs on every high hill and under every green tree;

Julia Smith Translation

And they will also build to them heights and statues, and pillars, upon every high hill, and, under every green tree.

King James 2000

For they also built them high places, and images, and idol poles, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They also built for themselves high places and stone pillars and sacred poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

Modern King James verseion

For they also built high places for themselves, and images, and Asherahs, on every high hill and under every green tree.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they also made them hill altars and images and groves on every high hill and under every green tree.

NET Bible

They even built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

New Heart English Bible

For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

The Emphasized Bible

And, they also, built for themselves high places and pillars, and Sacred Stems, - upon every high hill, and under every green tree.

Webster

For they also built for themselves high places, and images and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

World English Bible

For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

Youngs Literal Translation

And they build -- also they -- for themselves high places, and standing-pillars, and shrines, on every high height, and under every green tree;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

בּמה 
Bamah 
Usage: 103

and images
מצּבה 
Matstsebah 
Usage: 32

and groves
אשׁירה אשׁרה 
'asherah 
Usage: 40

on every high
גּבוהּ גּבהּ 
Gaboahh 
Usage: 37

גּבעה 
Gib`ah 
Usage: 69

רענן 
Ra`anan 
Usage: 20

References

Context Readings

Rehoboam Reigns In Judah

22 And [the people of] Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord. They provoked Him to jealousy more than all that their fathers had done, with their sins which they had committed. 23 For they also built for themselves high places [to worship idols] and sacred pillars and Asherim [for the goddess Asherah]. These were on every high hill and under every luxuriant tree. 24 There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They committed all the repulsive acts of the nations which the Lord dispossessed before the Israelites.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:2

You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and the hills and under every green [leafy] tree.

Isaiah 57:5


Who inflame yourselves [with lust in pagan rites] among the oaks (terebinth trees),
Under every green and leafy tree,
Who slaughter the children [in sacrifice] in the ravines
Under the clefts of the rocks?

2 Kings 17:9-10

The Israelites ascribed things to the Lord their God which were not true. They built for themselves high places [of worship] in all their towns, from [the lonely] lookout tower to the [populous] fortified city.

Ezekiel 16:24-25

that you built yourself an altar for prostitution and made yourself a high place [for ritual prostitution] in every square [of Jerusalem].

Leviticus 26:1

‘You shall not make idols for yourselves, nor shall you erect an image, a sacred pillar or an obelisk, nor shall you place any figured stone in your land so that you may bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 16:22

You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the Lord your God hates.

1 Kings 3:2

But [in the meantime] the people were still sacrificing [to God] on the high places (hilltops) [as the pagans did to their idols], for there was no [permanent] house yet built for the Name of the Lord.

1 Kings 14:15

“The Lord will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water; and He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to their fathers, and He will scatter them beyond the [Euphrates] River, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the Lord to anger.

2 Kings 21:3-7

For he rebuilt the high places [for the worship of pagan gods] which his father Hezekiah had destroyed; and he set up altars for Baal and made an [image of] Asherah, just as Ahab king of Israel had done, and he worshiped all the [starry] host of heaven and served them.

2 Chronicles 28:4

He also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places [of pagan worship], on the hills and under every green tree.

Jeremiah 2:20


“For long ago you broke your yoke [in deliberate disobedience]
And tore off your bonds [of the law that I gave you];
You said, ‘I will not serve and obey You!’
For on every high hill
And under every green tree
You have lain down [in idolatrous worship] like a [compliant] prostitute.

Jeremiah 3:13


‘Only understand fully and acknowledge your wickedness and guilt,
That you have rebelled (transgressed) against the Lord your God
And have scattered your favors among strangers under every green tree,
And you have not obeyed My voice,’ says the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:2


As they remember their children,
So they remember [in detail] their [pagan] altars and their Asherim
Beside green trees on the high hills.

Ezekiel 20:28-29

For when I had brought them into the land which I swore to give to them, they saw every high hill and every dark and leafy tree [as a place for idol worship], and there they offered their sacrifices and there they presented their offering that provoked My anger; there also they made their sweet-smelling aroma and there poured out their drink offerings.

Micah 5:14


“I will root out your Asherim (symbols of the goddess Asherah) from among you
And destroy your cities [which are the centers of pagan worship].

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