New Living Translation
At that time the people of Israel sacrificed their offerings at local places of worship, for a temple honoring the name of the LORD had not yet been built.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Only, the people sacrificed on the high places; for there was no house built to the name of Jehovah, until those days.
World English Bible
Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of Yahweh until those days.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, the people are sacrificing in high places, for there hath not been built a house for the name of Jehovah till those days.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:2 Only - This particle is used here, and ver.3, as an exception to Solomon's integrity and as a blemish to his government, That he himself both permitted and practised this which was expressly forbidden, Levit 17:3,4 Deut 12:13,14. High places - Which were groves, or other convenient places upon hills, in which the patriarchs used to offer up their sacrifices to God; and from them this custom was derived both to the Gentiles and the Jews: and in them the Gentiles sacrificed to idols, the Hebrews to the true God. Because, and c. - Which reason was not sufficient, for there was a tabernacle, to which they were as much confined as to the temple, Ex 40:34 - 38, and c.
LibraryPride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Song of Solomon.
Sargon of Assyria (722-705 B. C. )
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
"If any native Israelite sacrifices a bull or a lamb or a goat anywhere inside or outside the camp
"When you drive out the nations that live there, you must destroy all the places where they worship their gods--high on the mountains, up on the hills, and under every green tree.
Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings just anywhere you like.
1 Samuel 9:12
"Yes," they replied. "Stay right on this road. He is at the town gates. He has just arrived to take part in a public sacrifice up at the place of worship.
1 Kings 22:43
Jehoshaphat was a good king, following the example of his father, Asa. He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight. During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.
They angered God by building shrines to other gods; they made him jealous with their idols.
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