2 Kings 16:4
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English Standard Version
And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and 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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sacrificed also and burnt incense in 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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Reign of Jotham of Judah (cf. 2 Chronicles 27:1-9). - 2 Kings 15:32. "In the second year of Pekah Jotham began to reign." This agrees with the statement in 2 Kings 15:27, that Pekah became king in the last year of Uzziah, supposing that it occurred at the commencement of the year. Jotham's sixteen years therefore came to a close in the seventeenth year of Pekah's reign (2 Kings 16:1). His reign was like that of his father Uzziah (compare 2 Kings 15:34, 2 Kings 15:35 with 2 Kings 15:3, 2 Kings 15:4), except, as is added in Chr. 2 Kings 15:2, that he did not force himself into the temple of the Lord, as Uzziah had done (2 Chronicles 26:16). All that is mentioned of his enterprises in the account before us is that he built the upper gate of the house of Jehovah, that is to say, that he restored it, or perhaps added to its beauty. The upper gate, according to Ezekiel 9:2 compared with 2 Kings 8:3, 2 Kings 8:5,2 Kings 8:14 and 2 Kings 8:16, is the gate at the north side of the inner or upper court, where all the sacrifices were slaughtered, according to Ezekiel 40:38-43. We also find from 2 Chronicles 27:3. that he built against the wall of Ophel, and several cities in the mountains of Judah, and castles and towers in the forests, and subdued the Ammonites, so that they paid him tribute for three years. Jotham carried on with great vigour, therefore, the work which his father had began, to increase the material prosperity of his subjects.

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on the hills

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

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 clefts of the rocks...

Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the middle, eating swine's flesh...

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

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...

Cross References
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.

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

Psalm 78:58
For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols.

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

Ezekiel 6:13
And you shall know that I am the LORD, when their slain lie among their idols around their altars, on every high hill, on all the mountaintops, under every green tree, and under every leafy oak, wherever they offered pleasing aroma to all their idols.

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