1 Kings 15:12
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New International Version
He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.

New Living Translation
He banished the male and female shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.

English Standard Version
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

Berean Study Bible
He banished the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made.

New American Standard Bible
He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.

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

Christian Standard Bible
He banished the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made.

Contemporary English Version
He forced the prostitutes at the shrines to leave the country, and he got rid of the idols his ancestors had made.

Good News Translation
He expelled from the country all the male and female prostitutes serving at the pagan places of worship, and he removed all the idols his predecessors had made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He banished the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made.

International Standard Version
He also removed the male cult prostitutes from the land and destroyed all the idols that his ancestors had made.

NET Bible
He removed the male cultic prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the disgusting idols his ancestors had made.

New Heart English Bible
And he banished the male temple prostitutes out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He forced the male temple prostitutes out of the land and got rid of the idols his father had made.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

New American Standard 1977
He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land, and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he took away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took away the male prostitutes out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

American King James Version
And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he took away the effeminate out of the land, and he removed all the filth of the idols, which his fathers had made.

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

English Revised Version
And he put away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and removeth the whoremongers out of the land, and turneth aside all the idols that his fathers made;
Study Bible
Asa Reigns in Judah
11And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as David his forefather had done. 12He banished the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made. 13He also removed his grandmother Maacah as the queen mother, because she had made a detestable Asherah pole. Asa chopped down the pole and burned it in the Kidron Valley.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:17
No daughter or son of Israel is to be a cult prostitute.

1 Kings 11:7
At that time on a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites.

1 Kings 11:8
He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.

1 Kings 14:23
They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

1 Kings 14:24
There were even male cult prostitutes in the land. They imitated all the abominations of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

1 Kings 21:26
He committed the most detestable acts by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD had driven before the Israelites.)

1 Kings 22:46
He banished from the land any male cult prostitutes who had remained from the days of his father Asa.

2 Kings 23:7
He also tore down the quarters of the male cult prostitutes that were in the house of the LORD, where the women had woven tapestries for Asherah.

2 Chronicles 14:2
And Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 14:3
He removed the foreign altars and high places, shattered their sacred pillars, and chopped down the Asherah poles.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the sodomites

1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land…

1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his …

Romans 1:26,27 For this cause God gave them up to vile affections: for even their …

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, …

all the idols

1 Kings 15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before …

1 Kings 11:7,8 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination …

1 Kings 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on …

2 Chronicles 14:2-5 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God…

Ezekiel 20:18,19 But I said to their children in the wilderness, Walk you not in the …

Zechariah 1:2-6 The LORD has been sore displeased with your fathers…

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

Verse 12. - And he took away the Sodomites [see on 1 Kings 14:24, and Romans 1:23-27. It appears from 1 Kings 22:46 that this abomination was not wholly suppressed] out of the land, and removed all the idols [גִּלֻּלִים from גָּלַל volvit A term of contempt (see Deuteronomy 29:17, where it is coupled with "abominations; "Ezekiel 23:37); but whether the word is to be interpreted by גֵּלֶל a ball of dung, in which case these idols (Dei stereorei) would have a designation like Beelzebul ("the lord of dung"), or with גַּל a heap of stones (Genesis 31:46, 48), Dei lapidei, is uncertain. Keil would translate logs, Gesenius trunks, stocks, which from being rolled might well bear this name] that his fathers had made. And he took away the Sodomites out of the land,.... Which were in the times of Rehoboam, 1 Kings 14:24, and continued in his father's reign; those he took away, either by driving them out of the land, or by putting them to death according to the law of God, Leviticus 20:13 even as many of them as he had knowledge of, for some remained, see 1 Kings 22:46,

and removed all the idols that his fathers had made; or suffered to be made, as Solomon, Rehoboam, and Abijam, see 1 Kings 11:7. 15:9-24 Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. That is right indeed which is so in God's eyes. Asa's times were times of reformation. He removed that which was evil; there reformation begins, and a great deal he found to do. When Asa found idolatry in the court, he rooted it out thence. Reformation must begin at home. Asa honours and respects his mother; he loves her well, but he loves God better. Those that have power are happy when thus they have hearts to use it well. We must not only cease to do evil, but learn to do well; not only cast away the idols of our iniquity, but dedicate ourselves and our all to God's honour and glory. Asa was cordially devoted to the service of God, his sins not arising from presumption. But his league with Benhadad arose from unbelief. Even true believers find it hard, in times of urgent danger, to trust in the Lord with all their heart. Unbelief makes way for carnal policy, and thus for one sin after another. Unbelief has often led Christians to call in the help of the Lord's enemies in their contests with their brethren; and some who once shone brightly, have thus been covered with a dark cloud towards the end of their days.
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