The people were still sacrificing on the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the Lord until those days.
He walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing right in the sight of the Lord. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
“Any man from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp,
I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.
“You know that David my father was unable to build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the wars which surrounded him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.
“Go and tell David My servant, ‘Thus says the Lord, “ You shall not build a house for Me to dwell in;
But God said to me, ‘ You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’
Nevertheless the people still sacrificed in the high places, although only to the Lord their God.
But it was Solomon who built a house for Him.