New International Version
Even their children remember their altars and Asherah poles beside the spreading trees and on the high hills.
King James Bible
Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
Darby Bible Translation
whilst their children remember their altars and their Asherahs, by the green trees, upon the high hills.
World English Bible
while their children remember their altars and their Asherim by the green trees on the high hills.
Young's Literal Translation
As their sons remember their altars and their shrines, By the green tree, by the high hills.
Jeremiah 17:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whilst their children remember - Even the rising generation have their imagination stocked with idol images, and their memories with the frantic rites and ceremonies which they saw their parents observe in this abominable worship.
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'The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars.'--JER. xvii. 1. 'Ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.'-2 COR. iii. 3. 'Blotting out the handwriting that was against us.'---COL .ii. 14. I have put these verses together because they …
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Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.
2 Chronicles 24:18
They abandoned the temple of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and worshiped Asherah poles and idols. Because of their guilt, God's anger came on Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 33:3
He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.
They will not look to the altars, the work of their hands, and they will have no regard for the Asherah poles and the incense altars their fingers have made.
"Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds; you said, 'I will not serve you!' Indeed, on every high hill and under every spreading tree you lay down as a prostitute.
During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.
Surely the idolatrous commotion on the hills and mountains is a deception; surely in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.
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