122 occurrences

'Places' in the Bible

I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the lifeless bodies of your idols; I will reject you.

you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, destroy all their stone images and cast images, and demolish all their high places.

Destroy completely all the places where the nations that you are driving out worship their gods—on the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree.

Be careful not to offer your burnt offerings in all the sacred places you see.

Let them tell the righteous acts of the Lord,the righteous deeds of His warriors in Israel,with the voices of the singers at the watering places.Then the Lord’s people went down to the gates.

and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds.

“Come on,” he said, “let’s try to reach one of these places and spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”

So all the men of Israel got up from their places and took their battle positions at Baal-tamar, while the Israelites in ambush charged out of their places west of Geba.

Look and find out all the places where he hides. Then come back to me with accurate information, and I’ll go with you. If it turns out he really is in the region, I’ll search for him among all the clans of Judah.”

to those in Hebron, and to those in all the places where David and his men had roamed.

However, the people were sacrificing on the high places, because until that time a temple for the Lord’s name had not been built.

Solomon loved the Lord by walking in the statutes of his father David, but he also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Jeroboam also built shrines on the high places and set up priests from every class of people who were not Levites.

Jeroboam made a festival in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month, like the festival in Judah. He offered sacrifices on the altar; he made this offering in Bethel to sacrifice to the calves he had set up. He also stationed the priests in Bethel for the high places he had set up.

The man of God cried out against the altar by a revelation from the Lord: “Altar, altar, this is what the Lord says, ‘A son will be born to the house of David, named Josiah, and he will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who are burning incense on you. Human bones will be burned on you.’”

for the word that he cried out by a revelation from the Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria is certain to happen.”

After all this Jeroboam did not repent of his evil way but again set up priests for the high places from every class of people. He ordained whoever so desired it, and they became priests of the high places.

They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;

The high places were not taken away; but Asa’s heart was completely devoted to the Lord his entire life.

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.

Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Yet the high places were not taken away, and the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.Jotham built the Upper Gate of the Lord’s temple.

He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

The Israelites secretly did what was not right against the Lord their God. They built high places in all their towns from watchtower to fortified city.

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.

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.

They feared the Lord, but they also appointed from their number priests to serve them in the shrines of the high places.

He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made, for the Israelites burned incense to it up to that time. He called it Nehushtan.

Suppose you say to me: We trust in the Lord our God. Isn’t He the One whose high places and altars Hezekiah has removed, saying to Judah and to Jerusalem: You must worship at this altar in Jerusalem?’

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed and reestablished the altars for Baal. He made an Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done; he also worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.

Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.

Then Josiah brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and he defiled the high places from Geba to Beer-sheba, where the priests had burned incense. He tore down the high places of the gates at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city (on the left at the city gate).

The priests of the high places, however, did not come up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem; instead, they ate unleavened bread with their fellow priests.

The king also defiled the high places that were across from Jerusalem, to the south of the Mount of Destruction, which King Solomon of Israel had built for Ashtoreth, the detestable idol of the Sidonians; for Chemosh, the detestable idol of Moab; and for Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites.

He broke the sacred pillars into pieces, cut down the Asherah poles, then filled their places with human bones.

Josiah also removed all the shrines of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the Lord. Josiah did the same things to them that he had done at Bethel.

He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

These were the places assigned to Aaron’s sons from the Kohathite family for their settlements in their territory, because the first lot was for them.

Solomon brought the daughter of Pharaoh from the city of David to the house he had built for her, for he said, “My wife must not live in the house of David king of Israel because the places the ark of the Lord has come into are holy.”

Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat-demons, and the golden calves he had made.

He removed the pagan altars and the high places. He shattered their sacred pillars and chopped down their Asherah poles.

He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and the kingdom experienced peace under him.

The high places were not taken away from Israel; nevertheless, Asa was wholehearted his entire life.

His mind rejoiced in the Lord’s ways, and he again removed the high places and Asherah poles from Judah.

However, the high places were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.

Jehoram also built high places in the hills of Judah, and he caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, and he led Judah astray.

He made skillfully designed devices in Jerusalem to shoot arrows and catapult large stones for use on the towers and on the corners. So his fame spread even to distant places, for he was marvelously helped until he became strong.

He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

He made high places in every city of Judah to offer incense to other gods, and he provoked the Lord, the God of his ancestors.

When all this was completed, all Israel who had attended went out to the cities of Judah and broke up the sacred pillars, chopped down the Asherah poles, and tore down the high places and altars throughout Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, to the last one. Then all the Israelites returned to their cities, each to his own possession.

Didn’t Hezekiah himself remove His high places and His altars and say to Judah and Jerusalem, “You must worship before one altar, and you must burn incense on it”?

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had torn down and reestablished the altars for the Baals. He made Asherah poles, and he worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.

However, the people still sacrificed at the high places, but only to Yahweh their God.

His prayer and how God granted his request, and all his sin and unfaithfulness and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and carved images before he humbled himself, they are written in the Records of Hozai.

In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still a youth, Josiah began to seek the God of his ancestor David, and in the twelfth year he began to cleanse Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherah poles, the carved images, and the cast images.

Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, and Pelaiah, who were Levites, explained the law to the people as they stood in their places.

While they stood in their places, they read from the book of the law of the Lord their God for a fourth of the day and spent another fourth of the day in confession and worship of the Lord their God.

He cuts a shaft far from human habitation,in places unknown to those who walk above ground.Suspended far away from people,the miners swing back and forth.

Do not long for the nightwhen nations will disappear from their places.

He waits in ambush near the villages;he kills the innocent in secret places.His eyes are on the lookout for the helpless;

The boundary lines have fallen for mein pleasant places;indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

shooting from concealed places at the innocent.They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.

Indeed, You put them in slippery places;You make them fall into ruin.

They enraged Him with their high placesand provoked His jealousy with their carved images.

Even a sparrow finds a home,and a swallow, a nest for herselfwhere she places her young—near Your altars, Lord of Hosts,my King and my God.

You have put me in the lowest part of the Pit,in the darkest places, in the depths.

Praise the Lord, all His worksin all the places where He rules.My soul, praise Yahweh!

You will not go to all the hillsthat were once tilled with a hoe,for fear of the thorns and briers.Those hills will be places for oxen to grazeand for sheep to trample.

Dibon went up to its templeto weep at its high places.Moab wails on Nebo and at Medeba.Every head is shaved;every beard is cut off.

The cities of Aroer are forsaken;they will be places for flocks.They will lie down without fear.

For He has humbled those who live in lofty places—an inaccessible city.He brings it down; He brings it down to the ground;He throws it to the dust.

For the palace will be forsaken,the busy city abandoned.The hill and the watchtower will becomebarren places forever,the joy of wild donkeys,and a pasture for flocks,

Suppose you say to me, ‘We trust in the Lord our God.’ Isn’t He the One whose high places and altars Hezekiah has removed, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, ‘You are to worship at this altar’?

Every valley will be lifted up,and every mountain and hill will be leveled;the uneven ground will become smoothand the rough places, a plain.

I will lead the blind by a way they did not know;I will guide them on paths they have not known.I will turn darkness to light in front of themand rough places into level ground.This is what I will do for them,and I will not forsake them.

“I will go before youand level the uneven places;I will shatter the bronze doorsand cut the iron bars in two.

I will give you the treasures of darknessand riches from secret places,so that you may know that I, Yahweh,the God of Israel call you by your name.

For your waste and desolate placesand your land marked by ruins—will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants,and those who swallowed you up will be far away.

For the Lord will comfort Zion;He will comfort all her waste places,and He will make her wilderness like Eden,and her desert like the garden of the Lord.Joy and gladness will be found in her,thanksgiving and melodious song.

They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Hinnom in order to burn their sons and daughters in the fire, a thing I did not command; I never entertained the thought.

My mountains in the countryside.I will give up your wealthand all your treasures as plunderbecause of the sin of your high placesin all your borders.

He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;he cannot see when good comesbut dwells in the parched places in the wilderness,in a salt land where no one lives.

They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, something I have never commanded or mentioned; I never entertained the thought.

Beware! I am against you,you who sit above the valley,you atop the rocky plateau—this is the Lord’s declaration—you who say, “Who can come down against us?Who can enter our hiding places?”

Can a man hide himself in secret places where I cannot see him?”—the Lord’s declaration. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?”—the Lord’s declaration.

I will be found by you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore you to the place I deported you from.”

They have built the high places of Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Molech—something I had not commanded them. I had never entertained the thought that they do this detestable act causing Judah to sin!

they all returned from all the places where they had been banished and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and harvested a great amount of wine and summer fruit.

But I will strip Esau bare;I will uncover his secret places.He will try to hide himself, but he will be unable.His descendants will be destroyedalong with his relatives and neighbors.He will exist no longer.

Come against her from the most distant places.Open her granaries;pile her up like mounds of grainand completely destroy her.Leave her no survivors.

We are ashamedbecause we have heard insults.Humiliation covers our facesbecause foreigners have enteredthe holy places of the Lord’s temple.

?GimelJudah has gone into exilefollowing affliction and harsh slavery;she lives among the nationsbut finds no place to rest.All her pursuers have overtaken herin narrow places.

You are to say: Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God! This is what the Lord God says to the mountains and the hills, to the ravines and the valleys: I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.

Wherever you live the cities will be in ruins and the high places will be desolate, so that your altars will lie in ruins and be desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.

You will all know that I am Yahweh when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, and under every green tree and every leafy oak—the places where they offered pleasing aromas to all their idols.

So I will bring the most evil of nationsto take possession of their houses.I will put an end to the pride of the strong,and their sacred places will be profaned.

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חרבּה 
Chorbah 
Usage: 42

גב 
Gab 
Usage: 13

מחבא מחבא 
Machabe' 
Usage: 2

מלון 
Malown 
Usage: 8

מענה מעונה 
M@`ownah 
Usage: 9

מרום 
Marowm 
Usage: 54

נוה נוה 
Naveh 
Usage: 35

סתרה סתר 
Cether 
Usage: 36

ὧδε 
Hode 
Usage: 33

אהל 
'ohel 
Usage: 345

אתר 
'athar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

בּמה 
Bamah 
Usage: 103

בּעלי בּמות 
Ba`aley Bamowth 
lords of the high places
Usage: 0

בּצּה 
Bitstsah 
Usage: 3

גּבלה גּבוּלה 
G@buwlah 
Usage: 10

גּזרה 
Gizrah 
Usage: 8

גּף 
Gaph 
Usage: 4

גּרן 
Goren 
Usage: 36

הדר 
Hadar 
Usage: 7

זוּר 
Zuwr 
Usage: 77

חל 
Chol 
Usage: 7

חלקה 
Chelqah 
Usage: 29

חרר 
Charer 
Usage: 1

יד 
Yad 
hand , by , consecrate , him , power , them , places , tenons , thee , coast , side ,
Usage: 1612

ינח 
Yanach 
Usage: 0

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

כּן 
Ken 
Usage: 17

מארב 
Ma'arab 
Usage: 5

מבשּׁלה 
M@bashsh@lah 
Usage: 1

מדרגה 
Madregah 
Usage: 2

מהלך 
Mahlek 
Usage: 1

מורד 
Mowrad 
Usage: 5

משׁב מושׁב 
Mowshab 
Usage: 44

מחקר 
mechqar 
Usage: 1

מחשׁך 
Machshak 
Usage: 7

מישׁר מישׁור 
Miyshowr 
Usage: 23

מכון 
Makown 
Usage: 17

מכתּשׁ 
Maktesh 
Usage: 2

מנחה מנוּחה 
M@nuwchah 
Usage: 21

מסגּרת 
Micgereth 
Usage: 17

מסתּר 
Mictar 
Usage: 10

מעין מעוןo 
Ma`own 
Usage: 19

מעמד 
Ma`amad 
Usage: 5

מערכה 
Ma`arakah 
Usage: 19

מפקד 
Miphqad 
Usage: 4

מצּב 
Matstsab 
Usage: 10

מצדה מצוּדה מצוּד 
Matsuwd 
Usage: 22

מצור 
Matsowr 
Usage: 5

מקּדשׁ מקדּשׁ 
Miqdash 
Usage: 75

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

מרבּץ 
Marbets 
Usage: 2

מרחב 
merchab 
Usage: 6

משׁאב 
Mash'ab 
Usage: 1

משׁכּן 
Mishkan 
Usage: 139

משׁמן 
Mashman 
Usage: 7

נאה 
Na'ah 
Usage: 12

נוח נוּח 
Nuwach 
Usage: 1

נחת 
N@chath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

עמד 
`omed 
Usage: 9

פּתח 
Pethach 
Usage: 164

צחיח 
Ts@chiyach 
Usage: 5

ציּה 
Tsiyah 
Usage: 16

ציון 
Tsiyown 
Usage: 2

צפן 
Tsaphan 
Usage: 32

צריח 
Ts@riyach 
Usage: 4

קברה קבוּרה 
Q@buwrah 
Usage: 14

רבץ 
Rebets 
Usage: 4

רחב 
Rachab 
Usage: 2

רחוב רחב 
R@chob 
Usage: 43

רכס 
Rekec 
Usage: 1

רמה 
Ramah 
Usage: 4

שׁבת 
Shebeth 
Usage: 7

שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
put , make , set , lay , appoint , give , set up , consider , turn , brought , ordain , place , take , shew , regard , mark , disposed , care ,
Usage: 580

שׁכן 
Shakan 
Usage: 128

שׁפי 
Sh@phiy 
Usage: 9

שׁפל 
Shephel 
Usage: 2

תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

תּהם תּהום 
T@howm 
Usage: 36

תּחת 
Tachath 
instead, under, for, as, with, from, flat, in the same place
Usage: 505

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ἅγιον 
Hagion 
Usage: 11

ἀκροατήριον 
Akroaterion 
Usage: 1

ἄμφοδον 
amphodon 
Usage: 1

ἀναχωρέω 
Anachoreo 
Usage: 13

εἴκω 
Eiko 
Usage: 1

ἐκεῖθεν 
Ekeithen 
Usage: 21

ἐντόπιος 
Entopios 
of that place
Usage: 1

κρημνός 
Kremnos 
Usage: 3

ὀπή 
Ope 
Usage: 2

πανταχοῦ 
Pantachou 
Usage: 7

περιοχή 
Perioche 
Usage: 1

πετρώδης 
Petrodes 
Usage: 0

πού 
Pou 
Usage: 3

τόπος 
Topos 
Usage: 75

χωρέω 
Choreo 
Usage: 5

χωρίον 
Chorion 
Usage: 10

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