Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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

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.

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 careful, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you: 13 but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim; 14 for you shall worship no other god: for Yahweh, 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 follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.

2 Kings 18:4

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

Judges 6:25

It happened the same night, that Yahweh said to him, "Take your father's bull, even the second bull seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is by it;

Deuteronomy 7:5

But you shall deal with them like this: you shall break down their altars, and dash their pillars in pieces, and cut down their Asherim, and burn their engraved images with fire.

Judges 2:2

and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall break down their altars.' But you have not listened to my voice: why have you done this?

2 Kings 23:14

He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

2 Chronicles 31:1

Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and broke down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had 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 Asherim, and the engraved images, and the molten images.

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

You shall burn the engraved images of their gods with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourself, lest you be snared in it; for it is an abomination to Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 12:2-3

You shall surely destroy all the places in which the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains, and on the hills, and under every green tree:

Deuteronomy 16:21

You shall not plant for yourselves an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh your God, which you shall make for yourselves.

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