1 Kings 3:2
Good News Translation
A temple had not yet been built for the LORD, and so the people were still offering sacrifices at many different altars.

Contemporary English Version
At that time, there was no temple for worshiping the LORD, and everyone offered sacrifices at the local shrines.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet the people sacrificed in the high places: for there was no temple built to the name of the Lord until that day.

New American Bible
The people were sacrificing on the high places, however, for up to that time no house had been built for the name of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But yet the people sacrificed in the high places: for there was no temple built to the name of the Lord until that day.

1 Kings 1:3 So they sought a beautiful young woman, in all the coasts of Israel and they found Abisag, a Sunamitess, and brought her to the king.

) which was therefore called the great high place; whither we find Solomon, without censure, repaired to sacrifice.

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the way of Asa, his father, and he declined not from it: and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. [44] Nevertheless, he took not away the high places for as yet the people offered sacrifice, and burnt incense in the high places.

Leviticus 17:3-6 Any man whosoever of the house of Israel, if he kill an ox, or a sheep, or a goat in the camp, or without the camp, . . .

Leviticus 26:30 I will destroy your high places, and break your idols. You shall fall among the ruins of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

Deuteronomy 12:2-5 Destroy all the places in which the nations, that you shall possess, worshipped their gods upon high mountains, and hills, and under every shady tree: . . .

2 Chronicles 33:17 Nevertheless the people still sacrificed in the high places to the Lord their God.

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1 Kings 5:3 Thou knowest the will of David, my father, and that he could not build a house to the name of the Lord his God, because of the wars that were round about him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet.

1 Chronicles 17:4-6 Go, and speak to David my servant: Thus saith the Lord: Thou shalt not build me a house to dwell in. . . .

1 Chronicles 28:3-6 And God said to me: Thou shalt not build a house to my name: because thou art a man of war, and hast shed blood. . . .

Acts 7:47-49 But Solomon built him a house, . . .

Context
Solomon's Rule Consolidated
1And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon, and he made affinity with Pharao, the king of Egypt: for he took his daughter, and brought her into the city of David: until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about. 2But yet the people sacrificed in the high places: for there was no temple built to the name of the Lord until that day.3And Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the precepts of David, his father; only he sacrificed in the high places, and burnt incense.…
Cross References
Leviticus 17:3
Any man whosoever of the house of Israel, if he kill an ox, or a sheep, or a goat in the camp, or without the camp,

Deuteronomy 12:2
Destroy all the places in which the nations, that you shall possess, worshipped their gods upon high mountains, and hills, and under every shady tree:

Deuteronomy 12:13
Beware lest thou offer thy holocausts in every place that thou shalt see:

1 Samuel 9:12
They answered and said to them: He is: behold he is before you, make haste now: for he came to day into the city, for there is a sacrifice of the people to day in the high place.

1 Kings 22:43
And he walked in all the way of Asa, his father, and he declined not from it: and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. [44] Nevertheless, he took not away the high places for as yet the people offered sacrifice, and burnt incense in the high places.

Psalm 78:58
They provoked him to anger on their hills: and moved him to jealousy with their graven things.

Additional Translations
The people, however, were still sacrificing on the high places because a house for the Name of the LORD had not yet been built.Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built to the name of the LORD, until those days.

Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of Jehovah until those days.

Nevertheless the people burnt incense on the high places, because a house had not yet been built to the Lord.

Only, the people sacrificed on the high places; for there was no house built to the name of Jehovah, until those days.

Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of the LORD until those days.

Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built to the name of the LORD, until those days.

Only the people sacrificed in the high places, because there was no house built for the name of Yahweh until those days.

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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