Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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

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

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 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you: 13  But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their idol poles: 14 For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:


Cross References

Exodus 23:24

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but you shall utterly overthrow them, and completely break down their images.

2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the idol poles, and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made: for until those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

Judges 6:25

And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take your father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the idol pole that is by it:

Deuteronomy 7:5

But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their idol poles, and burn their graven images with fire.

Judges 2:2

And you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall throw down their altars: but you have not obeyed my voice: why have you done this?

2 Kings 23:14

And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the idol poles, and filled their places with the bones of men.

2 Chronicles 31:1

Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke the sacred pillars in pieces, and cut down the idol poles, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.

2 Chronicles 34:3-4

For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the idol poles, and the carved images, and the molten images.

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

The graven images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto you, lest you be snared by it: for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 12:2-3

You shall utterly destroy all the places, in which the nations which you shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

Deuteronomy 16:21

You shall not make a post idol of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you.

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