New American Standard Bible
"Upon a high and lofty mountain You have made your bed. You also went up there to offer sacrifice.
King James Bible
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
Darby Bible Translation
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither didst thou go up to offer sacrifice.
World English Bible
On a high and lofty mountain you have set your bed; there also you went up to offer sacrifice.
Young's Literal Translation
On a mountain, high and exalted, Thou hast set thy couch, Also thither thou hast gone up to make a sacrifice.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Upon a lofty and high mountain - The design of this verse and the following, is, to show the extent, the prevalence, the publicity, and the grossness of their idolatry. The language is that which would appropriately express adulterous intercourse, and is designed to show the abhorrence in which God held their conduct. The language is easy to be understood, and it would not be proper to go into an extended explanation of the phrases used. It is common in the Scriptures to compare idolatry among the people of God, with unfaithfulness to the marriage vow. The declaration that they had placed their bed on a high mountain, means, that in the rites of idolatrous worship, there was no concealment. It was public and shameless.
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ISAIAH lvii. 15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. This is a grand text; one of the grandest in the whole Old Testament; one of those the nearest to the spirit of the New. It is full of Gospel--of good news: but it is not the whole Gospel. It does not tell us the whole character …
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"But come here, you sons of a sorceress, Offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.
Both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together," says the LORD. "Because they have burned incense on the mountains And scorned Me on the hills, Therefore I will measure their former work into their bosom."
"For long ago I broke your yoke And tore off your bonds; But you said, 'I will not serve!' For on every high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot.
Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there.
"You took some of your clothes, made for yourself high places of various colors and played the harlot on them, which should never come about nor happen.
that you built yourself a shrine and made yourself a high place in every square.
and you sat on a splendid couch with a table arranged before it on which you had set My incense and My oil.
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