Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

by removing the foreign altars and high places, tearing down the sacred pillars, cutting down the Asherim, and

New American Standard Bible

for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim,

King James Version

For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

Holman Bible

He removed the pagan altars and the high places. He shattered their sacred pillars and chopped down their Asherah poles.

A Conservative Version

For he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim,

American Standard Version

for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and brake down the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim,

Amplified

He removed the foreign altars and high places and tore down the [pagan] pillars (obelisks, memorial stones), and cut to pieces the Asherim [the symbols of the goddess Asherah].

Bible in Basic English

For he took away the altars of strange gods and the high places, and had the upright stones broken and the wood pillars cut down;

Darby Translation

and he took away the altars of the strange gods and the high places, and broke the columns, and cut down the Asherahs;

Julia Smith Translation

And he will remove the altars of the stranger, and the heights, and break the pillars, and cut down the images:

King James 2000

For he took away the altars of the foreign gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the idol poles:

Lexham Expanded Bible

He removed the foreign altars and high places, broke down the stone pillars, and cut down the Asherahs.

Modern King James verseion

For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the Asherahs.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and took away the altars of strangers and the hill altars, and brake the Images and cut down the groves,

NET Bible

He removed the pagan altars and the high places, smashed the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles.

New Heart English Bible

for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and cut down the Asherim,

The Emphasized Bible

and took away the foreign altars, and the high places, - and brake in pieces the pillars, and cut in twain the Sacred Stems;

Webster

For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves:

World English Bible

for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and cut down the Asherim,

Youngs Literal Translation

and turneth aside the altars of the stranger, and the high places, and breaketh the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

the altars
מזבּח 
Mizbeach 
Usage: 401

of the strange
נכר 
Nekar 
Usage: 36

gods, and the high places
בּמה 
Bamah 
Usage: 103

and brake down
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

the images
מצּבה 
Matstsebah 
Usage: 32

and cut down
גּדע 
Gada` 
Usage: 22

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Reign Of Asa In Judah

2 Asa practiced what the LORD his God considered to be right 3 by removing the foreign altars and high places, tearing down the sacred pillars, cutting down the Asherim, and 4 commanding Judah to seek the LORD God of their ancestors and to keep the Law and the commandments.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 7:5

This is what you are to do to them: tear down their altars, break their pillars, cut down their ritual pillars, and burn their carved idols in fire,

Exodus 34:13

Rather, you are to tear down their altars, you are to smash their sacred pillars, and you are to cut down their sacred poles

1 Kings 15:12-14

He also removed the male cult prostitutes from the land and destroyed all the idols that his ancestors had made.

2 Kings 23:14

He broke the pillars to pieces, cut down the Asherim, and filled their locations with human bones.

2 Chronicles 15:17

Nevertheless, the high places were not removed from Israel, even though Asa's heart was blameless all of his life.

Leviticus 26:30

I'll destroy your high places and cut down your sun pillars. Then I'll cast your dead bodies on top of the bodies of your idols. I'll loathe you.

Deuteronomy 7:25

Burn the images of their gods in the fire. Desire neither the silver nor the gold that adorns them, nor take them for yourselves, so you won't be ensnared by them, because the gold and silver is detestable to the LORD your God.

Judges 6:25-28

Later that very night, the LORD told Gideon, "Take the bull that belongs to your father, along with a second bull that's seven years old. Then tear down the altar to Baal that your father owns, cut down the Asherah that's beside it,

1 Kings 11:7-8

Later, Solomon even constructed a high place on the mountain east of Jerusalem that was dedicated to Chemosh, that detestable Moabite idol, and to Molech, the detestable Ammonite idol.

1 Kings 14:22-24

Judah practiced what the LORD considered to be evil. They did more to provoke him to jealousy than their ancestors had ever done by committing the sins that they committed.

2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places, demolished the sacred pillars, and tore down the Asherah poles. He also demolished the bronze serpent that Moses had crafted, because the Israelis had been burning incense to it right up until that time. Hezekiah called it a piece of brass.

2 Kings 23:6

He brought the Asherah from the LORD's Temple to the Kidron Brook outside Jerusalem, burned it at the Kidron brook, pulverized the ashes to dust, and scattered it over the graves of the common people.

2 Chronicles 34:4

They tore down the altars of Baals in his presence. He chopped down the incense altars that stood high above them. He broke into pieces the Asherim, the carved images, and the cast images, ground them to dust, and scattered the residue on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.

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