Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim

King James Version

But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

Holman Bible

Instead, you must tear down their altars, smash their sacred pillars, and chop down their Asherah poles.

A Conservative Version

But ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and ye shall cut down their Asherim,

American Standard Version

but ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and ye shall cut down their Asherim;

Amplified

But you shall tear down and destroy their [pagan] altars, smash in pieces their [sacred] pillars (obelisks, images) and cut down their Asherim

Bible in Basic English

But their altars are to be overturned and their pillars broken and their images cut down:

Darby Translation

but ye shall demolish their altars, shatter their statues, and hew down their Asherahs.

Julia Smith Translation

For their altars thou shalt lay waste, and their pillars thou shalt break, and their images thou shalt cut of

King James 2000

But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their idol poles:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Rather, you will tear down their altars, and you will break their stone pillars, and you will cut off their Asherah poles.

Modern King James verseion

But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their sacred poles.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But overthrow their altars and break their pillars, and cut down their groves,

NET Bible

Rather you must destroy their altars, smash their images, and cut down their Asherah poles.

New Heart English Bible

but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim;

The Emphasized Bible

For their altars, shall ye smash, And their pillars, shall ye shiver, - And their sacred-stems, shall ye fell.

Webster

But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves.

World English Bible

but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim;

Youngs Literal Translation

for their altars ye break down, and their standing pillars ye shiver, and its shrines ye cut down;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מזבּח 
Mizbeach 
Usage: 401

שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

מצּבה 
Matstsebah 
Usage: 32

and cut down
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

Context Readings

Covenant Stipulations

12 "Be very careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, so they won't be a snare among you. 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 14 indeed, you are not to bow down in worship to any other god, because the LORD's name is Jealous he's a jealous God


Cross References

Exodus 23:24

You are not to bow down to their gods or serve them. You are not to follow their practices, but you are to overthrow them completely and smash their sacred stones to pieces.

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.

Judges 6:25

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,

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,

Judges 2:2

As for you, you must not make any treaties with the inhabitants of this land. Instead, tear down their altars.' But you haven't obeyed me. What have you done?

2 Kings 23:14

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

2 Chronicles 31:1

At the conclusion of all of these activities, everybody in Israel who was in attendance traveled throughout the cities of Judah, broke down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim, and broke down the high places and altars throughout the territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh until they had eliminated all of them. Then the people of Israel went back to their cities and back to their work.

2 Chronicles 34:3-4

In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his ancestor David. In the twelfth year of his reign, he began to remove the high places, Asherim, carved images, and cast images from Judah and Jerusalem.

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

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.

Deuteronomy 12:2-3

Be sure you destroy there all the places where the nations that you're going to dispossess serve their gods upon the high mountains and hills and under every leafy tree.

Deuteronomy 16:21

"You are not to set up a sacred pole beside the altar of the LORD your God that you will build.

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