2 Kings 17:10
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New International Version
They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

King James Bible
And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

Darby Bible Translation
And they set them up columns and Asherahs 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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Images and groves - Images of different idols, and places for the abominable rites of Ashtaroth or Venus.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

Leviticus 26:1 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up a standing image...

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

Isaiah 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?

images [heb] statues
groves

Deuteronomy 16:21 You shall not plant you a grove of any trees near to the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you.

Micah 5:14 And I will pluck up your groves out of the middle of you: so will I destroy your 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 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains...

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Divided Worship
'These nations feared the Lord, and served their own gods.'--2 KINGS xvii. 33. The kingdom of Israel had come to its fated end. Its king and people had been carried away captives in accordance with the cruel policy of the great Eastern despotisms, which had so much to do with weakening them by their very conquests. The land had lain desolate and uncultivated for many years, savage beasts had increased in the untilled solitudes, even as weeds and nettles grew in the gardens and vineyards of Samaria.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 9 "No man can serve two masters; For either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: For they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

A More Particular view of the Several Branches of the Christian Temper, by which the Reader May be Farther Assisted in Judging what He Is, And
1, 2. The importance of the case engages to a more particular survey what manner of spirit we are of.--3. Accordingly the Christian temper is described, by some general views of it, as a new and divine temper.--4. As resembling that of Christ.--5. And as engaging us to be spiritually minded, and to walk by faith.--6. A plan of the remainder.--7. In which the Christian temper is more particularly considered with regard to the blessed God: as including fear, affection, and obedience.--8, 9. Faith and
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
or, Gospel Light Fetched out of the Temple at Jerusalem, to Let us More Easily into the Glory of New Testament Truths. 'Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Isreal;--shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out hereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof.'--Ezekiel 43:10, 11 London: Printed for, and sold by George Larkin, at the Two Swans without Bishopgate,
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Exodus 34:12
Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you.

Exodus 34:13
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.

Deuteronomy 12:2
Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains, on the hills and under every spreading tree, where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods.

1 Kings 14:23
They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

2 Kings 17:11
At every high place they burned incense, as the nations whom the LORD had driven out before them had done. They did wicked things that aroused the LORD's anger.

Micah 5:14
I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles when I demolish your cities.

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