Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places.

King James Version

So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Holman Bible

So they feared the Lord, but they also appointed from their number, priests to serve them in the shrines of the high places.

International Standard Version

Because they feared the LORD, they also appointed from among themselves priests for the high places who acted on their behalf in the temples on the high places.

A Conservative Version

So they feared LORD, and made for them priests of the high places from among themselves, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

American Standard Version

So they feared Jehovah, and made unto them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Amplified

So they feared the Lord, yet appointed from among themselves, whether high or low, priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places.

Bible in Basic English

So they went on worshipping the Lord, and made for themselves, from among all the people, priests for the high places, to make offerings for them in the houses of the high places.

Darby Translation

So they feared Jehovah, and made to themselves from all classes of them priests of the high places, who offered sacrifices for them in the houses of the high places.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

So they feared the LORD and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will be fearing Jehovah, and make to them priests of their ends upon the heights, and they will be doing to them in the houses of the heights.

King James 2000

So they feared the LORD, and made unto themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Those who were fearing Yahweh made priests of the high places {from among themselves}, and they were sacrificing for them in the shrines of the high places.

Modern King James verseion

So they feared Jehovah, and made to themselves, of the lowest of them, priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they feared the LORD, yet they made them priests of the lowest of the people, for the Hill altars; which sacrificed for them in the houses of the Hill altars.

NET Bible

At the same time they worshiped the Lord. They appointed some of their own people to serve as priests in the shrines on the high places.

New Heart English Bible

And they worshiped the LORD, yet appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

The Emphasized Bible

Thus became they reverers of Yahweh, - and yet made for themselves, from the whole compass of them, priests of high places, who became offerers for them in the house of the high places.

Webster

So they feared the LORD, and made to themselves of the lowest of them priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

World English Bible

So they feared Yahweh, and made to them from among themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they are fearing Jehovah, and make to themselves from their extremities priests of high places, and they are acting for them in the house of the high places.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

the Lord

Usage: 0

קצה 
Qatsah 
Usage: 36

כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

of the high places
בּמה 
Bamah 
Usage: 103

for them in the houses
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

Context Readings

Israel Repopulated With Foreign Captives

31 and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves priests of the high places, who acted for them in the houses of the high places. 33 They feared the LORD and served their own gods according to the custom of the nations from among whom they had been carried away into exile.


Cross References

1 Kings 12:31

And he made houses on high places, and made priests from among all the people who were not of the sons of Levi.

2 Kings 17:29

But every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the houses of the high places which the people of Samaria had made, every nation in their cities in which they lived.

1 Kings 13:31

After he had buried him, he spoke to his sons, saying, "When I die, bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones.

1 Kings 13:33

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.

2 Kings 23:19

Josiah also removed all the houses of the high places which were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made provoking the LORD; and he did to them just as he had done in Bethel.

Zephaniah 1:5

"And those who bow down on the housetops to the host of heaven, And those who bow down and swear to the LORD and yet swear by Milcom,

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