2 Kings 16:4
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New American Standard Bible
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

King James Bible
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

World English Bible
He sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Young's Literal Translation
and he sacrificeth and maketh perfume in high places, and on the heights, and under every green tree.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He sacrificed ... - Other kings of Judah bad allowed their people to do so. Ahaz was the first, so far as we know, to countenance the practice by his own example.

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Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The Prophet Micah.
PRELIMINARY REMARKS. Micah signifies: "Who is like Jehovah;" and by this name, the prophet is consecrated to the incomparable God, just as Hosea was to the helping God, and Nahum to the comforting God. He prophesied, according to the inscription, under Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. We are not, however, entitled, on this account, to dissever his prophecies, and to assign particular discourses to the reign of each of these kings. On the contrary, the entire collection forms only one whole. At
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
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.

2 Kings 14:4
Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Psalm 78:58
For they provoked Him with their high places And aroused His jealousy with their graven images.

Isaiah 57:5
Who inflame yourselves among the oaks, Under every luxuriant tree, Who slaughter the children in the ravines, Under the clefts of the crags?

Ezekiel 6:13
"Then you will know that I am the LORD, when their slain are among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the tops of the mountains, under every green tree and under every leafy oak-- the places where they offered soothing aroma to all their idols.

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