2 Kings 15:4
New International Version
The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

New Living Translation
But he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.

English Standard Version
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

Berean Study Bible
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense there.

King James Bible
Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

New King James Version
except that the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

New American Standard Bible
Only the high places were not eliminated; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

NASB 1995
Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

NASB 1977
Only the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Amplified Bible
Only [the altars on] the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places [instead of worshiping God at the temple].

Christian Standard Bible
Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

American Standard Version
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However he did not remove the high places, and the people were still sacrificing and putting incense on the high places.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Only he took not away any of the high places: as yet the people sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.

Contemporary English Version
But Azariah did not destroy the local shrines, and they were still used as places for offering sacrifices.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the high places he did not destroy: for the people sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

English Revised Version
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Good News Translation
But the pagan places of worship were not destroyed, and the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the illegal places of worship were still not torn down. The people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense at these worship sites.

International Standard Version
except that the high places were never removed, and the people kept on sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and offered in the high places.

Literal Standard Version
only, the high places have not been removed—the people are still sacrificing and making incense in high places.

NET Bible
But the high places were not eliminated; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense on the high places.

New Heart English Bible
However the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

World English Bible
However the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Young's Literal Translation
only, the high places have not turned aside -- yet are the people sacrificing and making perfume in high places.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Azariah Reigns in Judah
3And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done. 4Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense there. 5And the LORD afflicted the king with leprosy until the day he died, so that he lived in a separate house while his son Jotham had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.…

Cross References
2 Kings 12:3
Nevertheless, the high places were not removed; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense there.

2 Kings 15:3
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Amaziah had done.

2 Kings 15:34
And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done.


Treasury of Scripture

Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places.

the high places

2 Kings 15:35
Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burned incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

2 Kings 14:4
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

2 Kings 18:4
He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.









Verse 4. - Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places (comp. 2 Kings 14:4, and the comment ad loc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Nevertheless,
רַ֥ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

the high places
הַבָּמ֖וֹת (hab·bā·mō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1116: An elevation

were not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

taken away;
סָ֑רוּ (sā·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

the people
הָעָ֛ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

continued
ע֥וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

sacrificing
מְזַבְּחִ֥ים (mə·zab·bə·ḥîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

and burning incense
וּֽמְקַטְּרִ֖ים (ū·mə·qaṭ·ṭə·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

[there].
בַּבָּמֽוֹת׃ (bab·bā·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1116: An elevation


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