He put away the hill altars, and brake the images and cut down the groves, and all to brake the brazen serpent that Moses made - for unto those days the children of Israel did burn sacrifice to it, and called it Nehushtan.
And when they had finished all this, then all Israel that were found in cities of Judah went out and brake the Images and cut down the groves, and all to break the hill altars and the other altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had made an end of them. And afterward all the children of Israel returned every man to his possession in their own cities.
And the LORD said unto Moses, "Make thee a serpent and hang it up for a sign, and let as many as are bitten look upon it and they shall live."
see thou worship not their gods neither serve them, neither do after the works of them, but overthrow them and break down the places of them.
And I will destroy your altars built upon high hills, and overthrow your images, and cast your carcasses upon the bodies of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
But thus ye shall deal with them: overthrow their altars, break down their pillars, cut down their groves and burn their images with fire.
See that ye destroy all places where the nations which ye conquer serve their gods, upon high mountains and on high hills and under every green tree.
And the same night the LORD said unto him, "Take an ox of thy father's and another of seven years old, and destroy the altar of Baal that belongeth unto thy father, and cut down the grove that is about it,
When the men of the city were up early in the morning: Behold the altar of Baal was broken, and the grove that stood about it cut down. And the second ox offered upon the altar that was made.
Only the people sacrificed in altars made on hills, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD until those days.
And he made the stews of males depart the land, and put away all the idols that his fathers had made.
And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father and bowed not therefrom. But did that was right in the eyes of the LORD. Only he did not put the hill altars out of the way: for the people offered and burnt their sacrifices yet in the hill altars.
But they took not away the hill altars, for the people slew and offered still in the hill altars.
Neither took they away the hill altars. But the people slew and offered still in the hill altars.
save that they put not the hill altars away: for the people offered and burned fat still in the hill altars.
But they put not away the hill altars: for the people offered and burnt cense still in the hill altars. He built the highest door in the house of the LORD.
And the king commanded Uriah the Priest, saying, "Upon the great altar set on fire, in the morning, burnt offerings; and in the evening, meat offerings and the king's burnt sacrifice and his meat offering, and the burnt offerings of all the people of the land and their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and pour thereon all the blood of all manner of offerings. But the brazen altar shall be for me, to enquire with."
If ye say unto me, 'We trust in the LORD our God' - Is not that he whose hill altars and other altars too, Hezekiah hath put down, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, 'Bow yourselves before this altar here in Jerusalem'?
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the inferior priests and the keepers of the door, to bring out of the temple of the LORD, all the vessels that were made for Baal and for the grove and for all the host of heaven. And he burnt them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron and carried the ashes of them into Bethel.
Neverthelater, there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast put away groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God."
For he went to and built again the hill altars which Hezekiah his father had broken down. And he reared up altars unto Baals and made groves and bowed himself unto all the host of heaven and served them.
For after I had brought them into the land that I promised to give them, when they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees: they made there offerings, and provoked me with their oblations, making sweet savours there, and poured out their drink offerings.
And as Moses lift up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lift up,