2 Kings 16:4
New International Version
He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.

New Living Translation
He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the pagan shrines and on the hills and under every green tree.

English Standard Version
And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

Berean Study Bible
And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

New American Standard Bible
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

New King James Version
And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

King James Bible
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Christian Standard Bible
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

Contemporary English Version
Ahaz offered sacrifices at the local shrines, as well as on every hill and in the shade of large trees.

Good News Translation
At the pagan places of worship, on the hills, and under every shady tree, Ahaz offered sacrifices and burned incense.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, Ahaz sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on top of hills, and under every green tree.

NET Bible
He offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

New Heart English Bible
He sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He offered sacrifices and burned incense as an offering at the illegal worship sites, which were on hills and under every large tree.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he sacrificed and offered in the high places, and on the hills, and under every leafy tree.

New American Standard 1977
And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

King James 2000 Bible
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

American King James Version
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

American Standard Version
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places, and upon the hills, and under every shady tree.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

English Revised Version
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

World English Bible
He sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Young's Literal Translation
and he sacrificeth and maketh perfume in high places, and on the heights, and under every green tree.
Study Bible
Ahaz Reigns in Judah
3Instead, he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and even sacrificed his son in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations that the LORD had driven out before the Israelites. 4And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree. 5Then Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to wage war against Jerusalem. They besieged Ahaz but could not overcome him.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:2
Destroy completely all the places where the nations you are dispossessing have served their gods--atop the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree.

2 Kings 14:4
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away, and the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.

Psalm 78:58
They enraged Him with their high places and provoked His jealousy with their idols.

Isaiah 57:5
who burn with lust among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter your children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?

Ezekiel 6:13
Then you will know that I am the LORD, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, and under every green tree and leafy oak--the places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols.

Treasury of Scripture

And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

on the hills

Deuteronomy 12:2
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon 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.

Isaiah 57:5-7
Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? …







Lexicon
And he sacrificed
וַיְזַבֵּ֧חַ (way·zab·bê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

and burned incense
וַיְקַטֵּ֛ר (way·qaṭ·ṭêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

on the high places,
בַּבָּמ֖וֹת (bab·bā·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1116: An elevation

on
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the hills,
הַגְּבָע֑וֹת (hag·gə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock

and under
וְתַ֖חַת (wə·ṯa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

green
רַעֲנָֽן׃ (ra·‘ă·nān)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7488: Verdant, new, prosperous

tree.
עֵ֥ץ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood
(4) In the high places.--These are evidently distinguished from "the hills," two different prepositions being used in the Hebrew as in the English. A b?m?h, or "high-place," was a local sanctuary, and it appears that a sacred pillar or altar might be called a b?m?h. Mesha king of Moab speaks of his pillar as "this b?math" (See Note on 2Kings 1:1.)

Under every green tree.--Comp. 1Kings 14:23; Hosea 14:8. Thenius says not so much a green as a thick-foliaged and shadow-yielding tree. "They burn incense . . . under oaks, and poplars, and teil trees, because the shadow thereof is good" (Hosea 4:13).

THE SYRO-EPHRAIMITIC WAR, AND THE INTERVENTION OF TIGLATH PILESER. (Comp. Isaiah 7:1 to Isaiah 9:7, "an epitome of the discourses delivered by the prophet at this great national crisis."--Cheyne.)

Verse 4. - And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places. The special sin of Ahaz here noted is that he not only allowed the high-place and grove worship, as so many other kings of Judah had done, e.g. Solomon (1 Kings 3:2), Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:23), Asa (1 Kings 15:14), Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 22:43), Joash (2 Kings 12:3), Amaziah (2 Kings 14:4), Azariah (2 Kings 15:4), and Jotham (2 Kings 15:35), but himself countenanced and took part in it, which no other king appears to have done. It was probably the stimulus that his example gave to the cult which induced Hezekiah to abolish it (see 2 Kings 18:4). And on the hills, and under every green tree (comp. 1 Kings 14:23, with the comment). 16:1-9 Few and evil were the days of Ahaz. Those whose hearts condemn them, will go any where in a day of distress, rather than to God. The sin was its own punishment. It is common for those who bring themselves into straits by one sin, to try to help themselves out by another.
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