2 Kings 12:3
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English Standard Version
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away; the people continued to sacrifice and make offerings on the high places.

King James Bible
But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet he took not away the high places: for the people still 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

2 Kings 12:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Renewal of the covenant, extermination of the worship of Baal, and entrance of the king into the palace. - 2 Kings 11:17. After Jehoash was crowned and Athaliah put to death, Jehoiada concluded the covenant (1) between Jehovah on the one hand and the king and people on the other, and (2) between the king and the people. The former was simply a renewal of the covenant which the Lord had made with Israel through Moses (Exodus 24), whereby the king and the people bound themselves ליהוה לעם להיות, i.e., to live as the people of the Lord, or to keep His law (cf. Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 27:9-10), and was based upon the "testimony" handed to the king. This covenant naturally led to the covenant between the king and the people, whereby the king bound himself to rule his people according to the law of the Lord, and the people vowed that they would be obedient and subject to the king as the ruler appointed by the Lord (cf. 2 Samuel 5:3). The renewal of the covenant with the Lord was necessary, because under the former kings the people had fallen away from the Lord and served Baal. The immediate consequence of the renewal of the covenant, therefore, was the extermination of the worship of Baal, which is mentioned at once in 2 Kings 11:18, although its proper place in order of time is after 2 Kings 11:18. All the people (הארץ כּל־עם, as in 2 Kings 11:14) went to the temple of Baal, threw down his altars, broke his images (the columns of Baal and Astarte) rightly, i.e., completely (היטב as in Deuteronomy 9:21), and slew the priest Mattan, probably the chief priest of Baal, before his altars. That the temple of Baal stood within the limits of the sanctuary, i.e., of the temple of Jehovah (Thenius), cannot be shown to be probable either from 2 Chronicles 24:7 or from the last clause of this verse. (For 2 Chronicles 24:7 see the fuller remarks on 2 Kings 12:5.) The words "and the priest set overseers over the house of Jehovah" do not affirm that Jehoiada created the office of overseer over the temple for the purpose of guarding against a fresh desecration of the temple by idolatry (Thenius), but simply that he appointed overseers over the temple, namely, priests and Levites entrusted with the duty of watching over the performance of worship according to the precepts of the law, as is more minutely described in 2 Kings 11:18, 2 Kings 11:19.

2 Kings 12:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Kings 14:4 However, 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 broke the images, and cut down the groves, and broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made...

1 Kings 15:14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

1 Kings 22:43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of the LORD...

2 Chronicles 31:4 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelled in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites...

Jeremiah 2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and you said, I will not transgress...

Cross References
1 Kings 15:14
But the high places were not taken away. Nevertheless, the heart of Asa was wholly true to the LORD all his days.

1 Kings 22:43
He walked in all the way of Asa his father. He did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the LORD. Yet the high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

2 Kings 12:2
And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all his days, because Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

2 Kings 14:4
But the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

2 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

2 Kings 15:35
Nevertheless, the high places were not removed. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD.

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