2 Kings 17:10
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,

Berean Study Bible
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles 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:

New King James Version
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree.

New American Standard Bible
And they set up for themselves memorial stones and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,

NASB 1995
They set for themselves sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,

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

Amplified Bible
They set up for themselves sacred pillars (memorial stones) and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree.

Christian Standard Bible
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they appointed to themselves statues and idols on every hill that is high and under every tree that is thick

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fortified city. And they made for themselves pillars and groves on every high hill, and under every shady tree.

Contemporary English Version
They also built stone images of foreign gods and set up sacred poles for the worship of Asherah on every hill and under every shady tree.

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

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

Good News Translation
On all the hills and under every shady tree they put up stone pillars and images of the goddess Asherah,

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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and set up standing-pillars and Asherim for themselves on every high height, and under 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;

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel Exiled Because of Idolatry
9The Israelites secretly did things against the LORD their God that were not right. From watchtower to fortified city, they built high places in all their cities. 10They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree. 11They burned incense on all the high places like the nations that the LORD had driven out before them. They did wicked things, provoking the LORD to anger.…

Cross References
Exodus 34:12
Be careful not to make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land you are entering, lest they become a snare in your midst.

Exodus 34:13
Rather, you must tear down their altars, smash their sacred stones, and chop down their Asherah poles.

Deuteronomy 12:2
Destroy completely all the places where the nations you are dispossessing have served their gods--atop the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree.

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.

2 Kings 17:11
They burned incense on all the high places like the nations that the LORD had driven out before them. They did wicked things, provoking the LORD to anger.

Micah 5:14
I will root out the Asherah poles from your midst and demolish 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 hills, and under every green tree.

Exodus 34:13
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

Leviticus 26:1
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

images [heb] statues

Deuteronomy 16:21
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Micah 5:14
And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.

in every

2 Kings 16:4
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

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

Deuteronomy 12:2,3
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: …









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They set up
וַיַּצִּ֧בוּ (way·yaṣ·ṣi·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5324: To take one's stand, stand

for themselves
לָהֶ֛ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

[sacred] pillars
מַצֵּב֖וֹת (maṣ·ṣê·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4676: Something stationed, a column, an idol

and Asherah poles
וַאֲשֵׁרִ֑ים (wa·’ă·šê·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 842: A Phoenician goddess, also an image of the same

on
עַ֚ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

high
גְבֹהָ֔ה (ḡə·ḇō·hāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1364: Elevated, powerful, arrogant

hill
גִּבְעָ֣ה (giḇ·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1389: A hillock

and under
וְתַ֖חַת (wə·ṯa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

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

green
רַעֲנָֽן׃ (ra·‘ă·nān)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7488: Verdant, new, prosperous

tree.
עֵ֥ץ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood


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