1 Kings 14:23
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English Standard Version
For they also built for themselves high places and pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,

King James Bible
For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

American Standard Version
For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they also built them altars, and statues, and groves upon every high hill and under every green tree:

English Revised Version
For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

Webster's Bible Translation
For they also built for themselves high places, and images and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But in order that not only Jeroboam, but also the people who had joined in his idolatry, might perceive the severity of the divine judgment, Ahijah also announced to the nation its banishment into exile beyond the Euphrates. "Jehovah will smite Israel, as the reed shakes in the water," is an abbreviated phrase for: Jehovah will smite Israel in such a manner that it will sway to and fro like a reed in the water moved by a strong wind, which has not a sufficiently firm hold to resist the violence of the storm. "And will thrust them out of the good land," etc., as Moses threatened the transgressors of the law (Deuteronomy 29:27), "and scatter them beyond the river (Euphrates)," i.e., banish them among the heathen, from whom God brought out and chose their forefather (Joshua 24:3), "because they have made themselves Ashera-idols, to provoke Jehovah." אשׁרים is used for idols generally, among which the golden calves are reckoned. ויתּן, that He may deliver up Israel, on account of the idolatrous forms of worship introduced by Jeroboam. For the fulfilment see 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 17:23, and 2 Kings 18:11. - In 1 Kings 14:17, 1 Kings 14:18 the exact fulfilment of Ahijah's announcement concerning the death of Jeroboam's sick son is described. According to 1 Kings 14:17, Jeroboam was then residing at Thirza, whereas he had at first resided at Shechem (1 Kings 12:25). Thirza is probably the present Talluza, on the north of Shechem (see at Joshua 12:24).

1 Kings 14:23 Parallel Commentaries

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built

1 Kings 3:2 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built to the name of the LORD, until those days.

Deuteronomy 12:2 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains...

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

Ezekiel 16:24,25 That you have also built to you an eminent place, and have made you an high place in every street...

Ezekiel 20:28,29 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up my hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill...

images. or, standing images, or statues

Leviticus 26:1 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up a standing image...

groves

Micah 5:14 And I will pluck up your groves out of the middle of you: so will I destroy your cities.

Deuteronomy 12:2 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains...

2 Kings 17:9,10 And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God...

2 Kings 21:3-7 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove...

2 Chronicles 28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Jeremiah 17:2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees on the high hills.

under every

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

Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the LORD your God...

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
You shall tear down their altars and break their pillars and cut down their Asherim

Deuteronomy 12:2
You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.

Deuteronomy 16:22
And you shall not set up a pillar, which the LORD your God hates.

1 Kings 14:15
the LORD will strike Israel as a reed is shaken in the water, and root up Israel out of this good land that he gave to their fathers and scatter them beyond the Euphrates, because they have made their Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.

1 Kings 15:12
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

1 Kings 20:23
And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, "Their gods are gods of the hills, and so they were stronger than we. But let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.

2 Kings 10:26
and they brought out the pillar that was in the house of Baal and burned it.

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