Judges 3:7
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The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and forgot Jehovah their God, and served the Baals and the Asherahs.

World English Bible
The children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and forgot Yahweh their God, and served the Baals and the Asheroth.

Young's Literal Translation
and the sons of Israel do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and forget Jehovah their God, and serve the Baalim and the shrines.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Served Baalim and the groves - No groves were ever worshipped, but the deities who were supposed to be resident in them; and in many cases temples and altars were built in groves, and the superstition of consecrating groves and woods to the honor of the deities was a practice very usual with the ancients. Pliny assures us that trees, in old times, served for the temples of the gods. Tacitus reports this custom of the old Germans; Quintus Curtius, of the Indians; and Caesar, and our old writers, mention the same of the Druids in Britain. The Romans were admirers of this way of worship and therefore had their luci or groves in most parts of the city, dedicated to some deity. But it is very probable that the word אשרות asheroth which we translate groves, is a corruption of the word עשתרות ashtaroth, the moon or Venus, (see on Judges 2:13 (note)), which only differs in the letters ע ת, from the former. Ashtaroth is read in this place by the Chaldee Targum, the Syriac, the Arabic, and the Vulgate, and by one of Dr. Kennicott's MSS.

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did evil

Judges 3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel...

Judges 2:11-13 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim...

the groves

Judges 6:25 And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said to him, Take your father's young bullock...

Exodus 34:13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their 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.

1 Kings 16:33 And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

1 Kings 18:19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty...

2 Kings 23:6,14 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron...

2 Chronicles 15:16 And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove...

2 Chronicles 24:18 And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols...

2 Chronicles 33:3,19 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves...

2 Chronicles 34:3,7 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father...

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Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:9
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

Judges 2:11
Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.

Judges 2:13
because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

Judges 3:8
The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.

Judges 8:34
and did not remember the LORD their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies on every side.

1 Samuel 12:9
"But they forgot the LORD their God; so he sold them into the hand of Sisera, the commander of the army of Hazor, and into the hands of the Philistines and the king of Moab, who fought against them.

1 Samuel 12:10
They cried out to the LORD and said, 'We have sinned; we have forsaken the LORD and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths. But now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve you.'

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