2 Chronicles 14:3
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New International Version
He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles.

King James Bible
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

Darby Bible Translation
and he took away the altars of the strange [gods] and the high places, and broke the columns, and cut down the Asherahs;

World English Bible
for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and broke down the pillars, and cut down the Asherim,

Young's Literal Translation
and turneth aside the altars of the stranger, and the high places, and breaketh the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Did that which was good - He attended to what the law required relative to the worship of God. He was no idolater, though, morally speaking, he was not exempt from faults, 1 Kings 15:14. He suppressed idolatry universally, and encouraged the people to worship the true God: see 2 Chronicles 14:3-5.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For he took

Deuteronomy 7:5 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves...

1 Kings 11:7,8 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech...

1 Kings 14:22-24 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed...

the high places

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols...

1 Kings 15:12-14 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made...

brake

2 Chronicles 34:4 And they broke down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves...

Exodus 34:13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

Deuteronomy 7:5,25 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves...

images [heb] statue

2 Kings 23:14 And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

cut down

Judges 6:25-28 And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said to him, Take your father's young bullock...

1 Kings 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech...

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...

2 Kings 23:6,14 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron...

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Asa's Prayer
'And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go against this multitude. O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee.'--2 CHRON. xiv. 11. This King Asa, Rehoboam's grandson, had had a long reign of peace, which the writer of the Book of Chronicles traces to the fact that he had rooted out idolatry from Judah, 'The land had rest,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

National Apostasy
From the time of Jeroboam's death to Elijah's appearance before Ahab the people of Israel suffered a steady spiritual decline. Ruled by men who did not fear Jehovah and who encouraged strange forms of worship, the larger number of the people rapidly lost sight of their duty to serve the living God and adopted many of the practices of idolatry. Nadab, the son of Jeroboam, occupied the throne of Israel for only a few months. His career of evil was suddenly stopped by a conspiracy headed by Baasha,
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.

Deuteronomy 7:5
This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire.

1 Kings 15:12
He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.

2 Chronicles 14:2
Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 14:4
He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his laws and commands.

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