1 Kings 15:12
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 shrine prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols that 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.

New King James Version
And he banished the perverted persons from the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

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

NASB 1995
He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.

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

Amplified Bible
He expelled the male cult prostitutes (sodomites) from the land and removed all the idols that his fathers [Solomon, Rehoboam, and Abijam] had made.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he removed fornicators from the land, and he removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he removed the sodomites out of the land, and abolished all the practices which his fathers had kept up.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and removes the whoremongers out of the land, and turns aside all the idols that his fathers 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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Asa Reigns in Judah
11And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David had done. 12He banished the male shrine prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. 13He also removed his grandmother Maacah from her position as 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 shrine 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 shrine 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, just like the Amorites whom the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.)

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


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: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

1 Kings 22:46
And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

Romans 1:26,27
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: …

all the idols

1 Kings 15:3
And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

1 Kings 11:7,8
Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon…

1 Kings 14:23
For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He banished
וַיַּעֲבֵ֥ר (way·ya·‘ă·ḇêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the male cult prostitutes
הַקְּדֵשִׁ֖ים (haq·qə·ḏê·šîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6945: A, sacred person, a, devotee, to licentious idolatry

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and removed
וַיָּ֙סַר֙ (way·yā·sar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of the idols
הַגִּלֻּלִ֔ים (hag·gil·lu·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1544: A log, an idol

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

his fathers
אֲבֹתָֽיו׃ (’ă·ḇō·ṯāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

had made.
עָשׂ֖וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make


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