1 Kings 15:12

“And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee tooke away the Sodomites out of the land, and remooued all the idoles that his fathers had made.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those used for sex purposes in the worship of the gods he sent out of the country, and he took away all the images which his fathers had made.
- Basic English Bible

And he put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his father had made.
- Darby Bible

And he banished the sodomites from the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
- Webster's Bible

He put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
- World English Bible

and removeth the whoremongers out of the land, and turneth aside all the idols that his fathers made;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Kings 15:12


15:12 Sodomites - All whom he could find out; but some escaped hisobservation, as appears from chap.#22:46|.Idols, &c. - And if his father had made them, he had the more need toremove them, that he might cut off the entail of the curse.


Discussion for 1 Kings 15

  • Irene123
    V. 23 - Asa's feet being 'diseased' refers to the fact that Asa did not walk in the paths of God's righteousness in his old age. It's the same with Josiah, he made a league with - somebody? and the ships they built - God destroyed before they could even use them.
  • BSP
    In verse 13 Asa even removed his grandma from her position because she made an obscene idol.
  • As to Asa not removing the high places out of Israel, could that referring the fact that he did have control over the ten tribes.he removed all the idols here he had the authority?
  • RALPH M. WATERS
    "A PERFECT HEART TOWARDS GOD" - Both David and Asa both were described as having a "PERFECT HEART TOWARDS GOD", As we can see, they both had their moments of indiscrection. However, GOD, being greater than our hearts, knows the intentions also. There is none righteous, for all have sinned. Don't allow Satan, to use your shortages towards righteousness, as a means to give up. Keep fighting the Good Fight. For there was only ONE PERFECT, AND his name IS, AND WAS "JESUS".

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