|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
He rebuilt the pagan shrines his father, Hezekiah, had broken down. He constructed altars for the images of Baal and set up Asherah poles. He also bowed before all the powers of the heavens and worshiped them.
King James Bible
For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
American Standard Version
For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; and he reared up altars for the Baalim, and made Asheroth, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Young's Literal Translation
and he turneth and buildeth the high places that Hezekiah his father hath broken down, and raiseth altars for Baalim, and maketh shrines, and boweth himself to all the host of the heavens, and serveth them.
2 Chronicles 33:3 Additional Translations2 Chronicles 33:3 Parallel Commentaries
Altars Army Asherah Asherahs Asherim Asheroth Baalim Baals Ba'als Broken Buildeth Built Demolished Erected Groves Heaven Hezekiah Hezeki'ah High Host Hosts Pillars Places Poles Pulled Reared Rebuilt Servant Served Sky Starry Turneth Wood Worshiped Worshipped WorshipperAltars Army Asherah Asherahs Asherim Asheroth Baalim Baals Ba'als Broken Buildeth Built Demolished Erected Groves Heaven Hezekiah Hezeki'ah High Host Hosts Pillars Places Poles Pulled Reared Rebuilt Servant Served Sky Starry Turneth Wood Worshiped Worshipped WorshipperThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Exodus 34:13 Instead, you must break down their pagan altars, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles.
Deuteronomy 16:21 "You must never set up a wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build for the LORD your God.
2 Kings 23:4 Then the king instructed Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second rank and the Temple gatekeepers to remove from the LORD's Temple all the articles that were used to worship Baal, Asherah, and all the powers of the heavens. The king had all these things burned outside Jerusalem on the terraces of the Kidron Valley, and he carried the ashes away to Bethel.
2 Kings 23:5 He did away with the idolatrous priests, who had been appointed by the previous kings of Judah, for they had offered sacrifices at the pagan shrines throughout Judah and even in the vicinity of Jerusalem. They had also offered sacrifices to Baal, and to the sun, the moon, the constellations, and to all the powers of the heavens.
2 Kings 23:6 The king removed the Asherah pole from the LORD's Temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. Then he ground the ashes of the pole to dust and threw the dust over the graves of the people.
2 Chronicles 28:24 The king took the various articles from the Temple of God and broke them into pieces. He shut the doors of the LORD's Temple so that no one could worship there, and he set up altars to pagan gods in every corner of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 31:1 When the festival ended, the Israelites who attended went to all the towns of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and they smashed all the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, and removed the pagan shrines and altars. After this, the Israelites returned to their own towns and homes.