Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

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 Judah did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and made him more angry than their fathers had done by their sins. 23 For they made high places and upright stones and wood pillars on every high hill and under every green tree; 24 And more than this, there were those in the land who were used for sex purposes in the worship of the gods, doing the same disgusting crimes as the nations which the Lord had sent out before the children of Israel.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:2

You are to give up to the curse all those places where the nations, whom you are driving out, gave worship to their gods, on the high mountains and the hills and under every green tree:

Isaiah 57:5

You who are burning with evil desire among the oaks, under every green tree; putting children to death in the valleys, under the cracks of the rocks?

2 Kings 17:9-10

And the children of Israel did secretly against the Lord their God things which were not right, building high places for themselves in all their towns, from the tower of the watchmen to the walled town.

Ezekiel 16:24-25

That you made for yourself an arched room in every open place.

Leviticus 26:1

Do not make images of false gods, or put up an image cut in stone or a pillar or any pictured stone in your land, to give worship to it; for I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 16:22

You are not to put up stone pillars, for they are hated by the Lord your God.

1 Kings 3:2

But all this time the people were making their offerings in the high places, because no house had been put up to the name of the Lord till those days.

1 Kings 14:15

And even now the hand of the Lord has come down on Israel, shaking it like a river-grass in the water; and, uprooting Israel from this good land, which he gave to their fathers, he will send them this way and that on the other side of the River; because they have made for themselves images, moving the Lord to wrath.

2 Kings 21:3-7

He put up again the high places which had been pulled down by Hezekiah his father; he made altars for Baal, and an Asherah, as Ahab, king of Israel, had done; he was a worshipper and servant of all the stars of heaven.

2 Chronicles 28:4

And he made offerings and had perfumes burned in the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

Jeremiah 2:20

For in the past, your yoke was broken by your hands and your cords parted; and you said, I will not be your servant; for on every high hill and under every branching tree, your behaviour was like that of a loose woman

Jeremiah 3:13

Only be conscious of your sin, the evil you have done against the Lord your God; you have gone with strange men under every branching tree, giving no attention to my voice, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:2

Their altars and their wood pillars under every branching tree, on the high hills and the mountains in the field.

Ezekiel 20:28-29

For when I had taken them into the land which I made an oath to give to them, then they saw every high hill and every branching tree and made their offerings there, moving me to wrath by their offerings; and there the sweet smell of their offerings went up and their drink offerings were drained out.

Micah 5:14

I will have your Asherahs pulled up from among you: and I will send destruction on your images.

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