When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.
In Moab, I will stop”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the one who offers sacrifices on the high place and burns incense to his gods.
1 Samuel 9:12-14
The women answered, “Yes, he is ahead of you. Hurry, he just now came to the city, because there’s a sacrifice for the people at the high place today. If you go quickly, you can catch up with him before he goes to the high place to eat. The people won’t eat until he comes because he must bless the sacrifice; after that, the guests can eat. Go up immediately—you can find him now.” So they went up toward the city.Saul and his attendant were entering the city when they saw Samuel coming toward them on his way to the high place.
1 Kings 3:2
However, the people were sacrificing on the high places, because until that time a temple for the Lord’s name had not been built.
1 Kings 22:43
He walked in all the ways of his father Asa; he did not turn away from them but did what was right in the Lord’s sight. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
1 Kings 3:3
Solomon loved the Lord by walking in the statutes of his father David, but he also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
2 Kings 16:4
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
2 Kings 17:11
They burned incense on all the high places just like those nations that the Lord had driven out before them. They did evil things, provoking the Lord.
For long ago I broke your yoke;
I tore off your chains.
You insisted, “I will not serve!”
On every high hill
and under every green tree
you lie down like a prostitute.
In the days of King Josiah the Lord asked me, “Have you seen what unfaithful Israel has done? She has ascended every high hill and gone under every green tree to prostitute herself there.
You have placed your bed
on a high and lofty mountain;
you also went up there to offer sacrifice.
for your iniquities and the iniquities
of your fathers together,”
says the Lord.
“Because they burned incense on the mountains
and reproached Me on the hills,
I will reward them fully
for their former deeds.”
They sacrifice on the mountaintops,
and they burn offerings on the hills,
and under oaks, poplars, and terebinths,
because their shade is pleasant.
And so your daughters act promiscuously
and your daughters-in-law commit adultery.
though the father has done none of them. Indeed, when the son eats at the mountain shrines and defiles his neighbor’s wife,
He does not eat at the mountain shrines or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or come near a woman during her menstrual impurity.
He does not eat at the mountain shrines or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.
There are men within you who slander in order to shed blood. People who live in you eat at the mountain shrines; they commit immoral acts within you.
2 Kings 17:29
But the people of each nation were still making their own gods in the cities where they lived and putting them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made.