1 Kings 14:23

“For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they also built them high places, and images, and groues on euery high hill, and vnder euery greene tree.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For they also built for themselves high places and {sacred} pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they made high places and upright stones and wood pillars on every high hill and under every green tree;
- Basic English Bible

And they also built for themselves high places, and columns, and Asherahs on every high hill and under every green tree;
- Darby Bible

For they also built for themselves high places, and images and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
- Webster's Bible

For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;
- World English Bible

And they build -- also they -- for themselves high places, and standing-pillars, and shrines, on every high height, and under every green tree;
- Youngs Literal Bible

For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every leafy tree;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 14:23


14:23 They also - Followed the example of the Israelites, althoughthey were better instructed, and had the temple in their kingdom, andliberty of access to it, and the privilege of worshipping God in hisown way, and the counsels, and sermons, and examples of the priests andLevites, and the dreadful example of Israel's horrid apostacy,to caution and terrify them. High places - Which was unlawful, and,now especially when the temple was built, and ready to receive them;unnecessary, and therefore expressed a greater contempt of God and hisexpress command. Groves - Not only after the manner of the Heathensand Israelites, but against a direct and particular prohibition.Under every green tree - The people were universally corrupted: whichis prodigious, all things considered, and is a clear evidence of thegreatness and depth of the original corruption of man's nature.


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