1 Kings 3:2
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English Standard Version
The people were sacrificing at the high places, however, because no house had yet been built for the name of the LORD.

King James Bible
Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.

American Standard Version
Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of Jehovah until those days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet the people sacrificed in the high places: far there was no temple built to the name of the Lord until that day.

English Revised Version
Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the LORD until those days.

Webster's Bible Translation
Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built to the name of the LORD, until those days.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When this was reported to Solomon, he sent for Shimei and charged him with the breach of his command: "Did I not swear to thee by Jehovah, and testify to thee, etc.? Why hast thou not kept the oath of Jehovah (the oath sworn by Jehovah)...?"

1 Kings 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the people It was not right to offer sacrifices in any place but where the tabernacle and ark were; and wherever they were, whether on a high place or a plain, sacrifices might be lawfully offered, previously to building of the temple. The tabernacle was now at Gibeon, (Ch

1 Kings 1:3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

) which was therefore called the great high place; whither we find Solomon, without censure, repaired to sacrifice.

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD...

Leviticus 17:3-6 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that kills an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that kills it out of the camp...

Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols...

Deuteronomy 12:2-5 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains...

2 Chronicles 33:17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet to the LORD their God only.

was no

1 Kings 5:3 You know how that David my father could not build an house to the name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side...

1 Chronicles 17:4-6 Go and tell David my servant, Thus said the LORD, You shall not build me an house to dwell in...

1 Chronicles 28:3-6 But God said to me, You shall not build an house for my name, because you have been a man of war, and have shed blood...

Acts 7:47-49 But Solomon built him an house...

Cross References
Leviticus 17:3
If any one of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp,

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

Deuteronomy 12:13
Take care that you do not offer your burnt offerings at any place that you see,

1 Samuel 9:12
They answered, "He is; behold, he is just ahead of you. Hurry. He has come just now to the city, because the people have a sacrifice today on the high place.

1 Kings 22:43
He walked in all the way of Asa his father. He did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the LORD. Yet the high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

Psalm 78:58
For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols.

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