1 Kings 15:14
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New International Version
Although he did not remove the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.

New Living Translation
Although the pagan shrines were not removed, Asa's heart remained completely faithful to the LORD throughout his life.

English Standard Version
But the high places were not taken away. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true to the LORD all his days.

New American Standard Bible
But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly devoted to the LORD all his days.

King James Bible
But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The high places were not taken away; but Asa's heart was completely devoted to the LORD his entire life.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, the high places were not removed, even though Asa's heart was blameless toward the LORD all of his life.

NET Bible
The high places were not eliminated, yet Asa was wholeheartedly devoted to the LORD throughout his lifetime.

New Heart English Bible
But the high places were not taken away: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with the LORD all his days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although the illegal worship sites were not torn down, Asa remained committed to the LORD his entire life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was whole with the LORD all his days.

New American Standard 1977
But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly devoted to the LORD all his days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the high places were not removed; nevertheless, Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

King James 2000 Bible
But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

American King James Version
But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

American Standard Version
But the high places were not taken away: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with Jehovah all his days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the high places he did not take away. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with the Lord all his days:

Darby Bible Translation
But the high places were not removed; only, Asa's heart was perfect with Jehovah all his days.

English Revised Version
But the high places were not taken away: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with the LORD all his days.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

World English Bible
But the high places were not taken away: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect with Yahweh all his days.

Young's Literal Translation
and the high places have not turned aside; only, the heart of Asa hath been perfect with Jehovah all his days,
Study Bible
Asa's Good Reign in Judah
13He also removed Maacah his mother from being queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah; and Asa cut down her horrid image and burned it at the brook Kidron. 14But the high places were not taken away; nevertheless the heart of Asa was wholly devoted to the LORD all his days. 15He brought into the house of the LORD the dedicated things of his father and his own dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.…
Cross References
1 Kings 8:61
"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."

1 Kings 15:3
He walked in all the sins of his father which he had committed before him; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, like the heart of his father David.

1 Kings 22:43
He walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.

2 Kings 12:3
Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
Treasury of Scripture

But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

the high places

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside …

2 Kings 12:3 But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed …

2 Kings 14:4 However, the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did …

2 Kings 15:4 Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed …

2 Chronicles 14:3,5 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, …

was perfect

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

1 Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk …

1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned …

2 Chronicles 15:17,18 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless …

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth…

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not …

(14) But the high places were not removed.--The record of the Chronicles--contrasting 2Chronicles 14:5 with 1Kings 15:17--indicates with tolerable plainness an attempt at this reform on Asa's part, which was not carried out successfully. In spite of all experience of the corruptions inevitably resulting from them, the craving for local and visible sanctuaries, natural at aVerse 14. - But the high places [evidently such as are referred to in ch. 3, i.e., unauthorized shrines of Jehovah; cf. 2 Kings 14:4] were not taken away [lit., departed not. Yet we read in 2 Chronicles 45:3, that Asa "took away the high places (cf. ver. 5). But it is clear, even from 2 Chronicles 15:17, that all of them were not re moved, and the discrepancy arises from the well-known Eastern idiom of putting the whole for the part, of which we have in stances in Genesis 7:19; Exodus 9:25, etc. Cf. ver. 32; 2 Kings 9:35, and see below. Asa probably aimed at removing all, and he may have removed all out of the cities (2 Chronicles 14:5), but some remained in the country districts or in remote places. Or he may have swept them away for a short time, and they may have been stealthily and gradually reintroduced. It may be interesting to remark here that down to the present day the cultus of the high places exists - under a modified form, it is true - in Palestine. Every traveller will remember the Mukama which crown almost every hill. The religion of the Fellahin, though nominally Mohammedan, is really, like that of China, a worship of the dead. "In almost every village of the country a small building, surmounted by a whitewashed dome, is observable, being the sacred chapel of the place; it is variously called Kubbeh, "dome," Mazor, "shrine," or Mukam, "station," the latter being a Hebrew word, used in the Bible for the places of the Canaanites (Deuteronomy 2:2)... Just as in the time of Moses, so now the position chosen for the Mukam is generally conspicuous This Mukam represents the real religion of the peasant" (Conder, pp. 304 sqq.)]: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the Lord all his days. [We have here a notable instance of the Oriental exaggeration just referred to. For the very same expression is used by the chronicler (2 Chronicles 15:17), who in the next chapter (2 Chronic;es 16:7-12) tells us of Asa's unfaithfulness in his old age.] But the high places were not removed,.... That is, such as had been used for the worship of God, before the temple was built, which yet now should have been removed, since sacrifice was now only to be offered there; but he might think they were still lawful, or the people had such an opinion of them, that it was difficult and dangerous to attempt to remove them; otherwise high places for idolatry were removed by him, 2 Chronicles 14:3,

nevertheless, Asa's heart was perfect all his days; he was sincere in the worship of God, and did everything to the best of his knowledge and capacity for restoring true religion, and destroying idolatry. 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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