2 Kings 17:10
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New International Version
They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

New Living Translation
They set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles at the top of every hill and under every green tree.

English Standard Version
They set up for themselves pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,

New American Standard Bible
They set for themselves sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,

King James Bible
And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

International Standard Version
They set up pillars and Asherim on every high hill and in the shade of every green tree,

NET Bible
They set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.

New Heart English Bible
and they set them up pillars and Asherim on every high hill, and under every green tree;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They set up sacred stones and poles dedicated to the goddess Asherah on every high hill and under every large tree.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and they set them up pillars and Asherim upon every high hill, and under every leafy tree;

New American Standard 1977
And they set for themselves sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they had set themselves up images and groves in every high hill and under every green tree;

King James 2000 Bible
And they set them up images and idol poles on every high hill, and under every green tree:

American King James Version
And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

American Standard Version
and they set them up pillars and Asherim upon every high hill, and under every green tree;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they made them statues and groves on every high hill, and under every shady tree:

Darby Bible Translation
And they set them up columns and Asherahs on every high hill and under every green tree;

English Revised Version
and they set them up pillars and Asherim upon every high hill, and under every green tree:

Webster's Bible Translation
And they set up for themselves images and groves on every high hill, and under every green tree:

World English Bible
and they set them up pillars and Asherim on every high hill, and under every green tree;

Young's Literal Translation
and set up for them standing-pillars and shrines on every high height, and under every green tree,
Study Bible
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
9The sons of Israel did things secretly which were not right against the LORD their God. Moreover, they built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified city. 10They set for themselves sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree, 11and there they burned incense on all the high places as the nations did which the LORD had carried away to exile before them; and they did evil things provoking the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:12
"Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.

Exodus 34:13
"But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim

Deuteronomy 12:2
"You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.

1 Kings 14:23
For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.

2 Kings 17:11
and there they burned incense on all the high places as the nations did which the LORD had carried away to exile before them; and they did evil things provoking the LORD.

Micah 5:14
"I will root out your Asherim from among you And destroy your cities.
Treasury of Scripture

And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

they set

2 Kings 16:4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the …

Exodus 34:13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down …

Leviticus 26:1 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up …

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

Isaiah 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the …

images [heb] statues
groves

Deuteronomy 16:21 You shall not plant you a grove of any trees near to the altar of …

Micah 5:14 And I will pluck up your groves out of the middle of you: so will …

in every

2 Kings 16:4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the …

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

Deuteronomy 12:2,3 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which …

(10) Images and groves.--Pillars and Asheras--i.e., sacred trunks.

The second degree of guilt: the setting up of idolatrous symbols.

Verse 10. - And they set them up images; rather, pillars (comp. Gem 28:18, 22; 31:13, 45, 51, 52; 35:14, 20; Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 12:3; 2 Samuel 18:18, where the same word is so rendered). The matse voth were stone pillars, anciently connected with the worship of Baal, but in Judah perhaps used in a debased and debasing worship of Jehovah with self-invented rites, instead of those which had the express sanction of God, being commanded in the Law (see the 'Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 1.p. 417). And groves (compare the comment on 1 Kings 14:14 and in every high hill - rather, on every high hill - and under every green tree. Mote that the "groves" (ash,-rim) were "set up under green trees," and must therefore have been artificial structures of some kind, such as could stand beneath their boughs. And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree. That is, statues and idols; for groves of trees could not be set under green trees; but they placed idols of stone, and of wood, as the latter were, in such places as Heathens were wont to do; see Jeremiah 3:6; see Gill on 1 Kings 14:23, so the Indians to this day have idols dispersed here and there in the fields, placed in little groves, or at the foot of some hill that casts a shadow (h).

(h) Agreement of Customs between the East Indians and Jews, art. 5. p. 34. 17:7-23 Though the destruction of the kingdom of the ten tribes was but briefly related, it is in these verses largely commented upon, and the reasons of it given. It was destruction from the Almighty: the Assyrian was but the rod of his anger, Isa 10:5. Those that bring sin into a country or family, bring a plague into it, and will have to answer for all the mischief that follows. And vast as the outward wickedness of the world is, the secret sins, evil thoughts, desires, and purposes of mankind are much greater. There are outward sins which are marked by infamy; but ingratitude, neglect, and enmity to God, and the idolatry and impiety which proceed therefrom, are far more malignant. Without turning from every evil way, and keeping God's statutes, there can be no true godliness; but this must spring from belief of his testimony, as to wrath against all ungodliness and unrighteousness, and his mercy in Christ Jesus.
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