Deuteronomy 16:21
Good News Translation
"When you make an altar for the LORD your God, do not put beside it a wooden symbol of the goddess Asherah.

Contemporary English Version
When you build the altar for offering sacrifices to the LORD your God, don't set up a sacred pole for the worship of the goddess Asherah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt plant no grove, nor any tree near the altar of the Lord thy God:

New American Bible
You shall not plant an asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar of the LORD, your God, which you will build;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou shalt plant no grove, nor any tree near the altar of the Lord thy God:

Exodus 34:13 But destroy their altars, break their statues and cut down their groves:

Judges 3:7 And they did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they forgot their God, and served Baalim and Astaroth.

1 Kings 14:15 And the Lord God shall strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water: and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river: because they have made to themselves groves, to provoke the Lord.

1 Kings 16:33 And he planted a grove: and Achab did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

2 Kings 17:16 And they forsook all the precepts of the Lord, their God: and made to themselves two molten calves, and groves, and adored all the host of heaven: and they served Baal,

2 Kings 21:3 And he turned, and built up the high places, which Ezechias, his father, had destroyed: and he set up altars to Baal, and made groves, as Achab, the king of Israel, had done: and he adored all the host of heaven, and served them.

2 Chronicles 33:3 And he turned, and built again the high places which Ezechias his father had destroyed: and he built altars to Baalim, and made groves, and he adored all the host of heaven, and worshipped them.

Context
Forbidden Forms of Worship
21Thou shalt plant no grove, nor any tree near the altar of the Lord thy God:22Neither shalt thou make nor set up to thyself a statue: which things the Lord thy God hateth.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:13
But destroy their altars, break their statues and cut down their groves:

Leviticus 26:1
I am the Lord your God. You shall not make to yourselves any idol or graven thing: neither shall you erect pillars, nor set up a remarkable stone in your land, to adore it. For I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 7:5
But thus rather shall you deal with them: Destroy their altars, and break their statues, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven things.

2 Kings 17:16
And they forsook all the precepts of the Lord, their God: and made to themselves two molten calves, and groves, and adored all the host of heaven: and they served Baal,

2 Kings 21:3
And he turned, and built up the high places, which Ezechias, his father, had destroyed: and he set up altars to Baal, and made groves, as Achab, the king of Israel, had done: and he adored all the host of heaven, and served them.

2 Kings 21:7
He set also an idol of the grove, which he had made, in the temple of the Lord: concerning which the Lord said to David, and to Solomon his son: In this temple, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name for ever.

2 Chronicles 33:3
And he turned, and built again the high places which Ezechias his father had destroyed: and he built altars to Baalim, and made groves, and he adored all the host of heaven, and worshipped them.

Additional Translations
Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole next to the altar you will build for the LORD your God,You shall not plant you a grove of any trees near to the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you.

Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Jehovah thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Thou shalt not plant for thyself a grove; thou shalt not plant for thyself any tree near the altar of thy God.

Thou shalt not plant thyself an Asherah of any wood near unto the altar of Jehovah thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near to the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make for thee.

You shall not plant for yourselves an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh your God, which you shall make for yourselves.

'Thou dost not plant for thee a shrine of any trees near the altar of Jehovah thy God, which thou makest for thyself,
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