2 Kings 14:4
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New Living Translation
Amaziah did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.

King James Bible
Howbeit the high places were not taken away: as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

Darby Bible Translation
Only, the high places were not removed: the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

World English Bible
However the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

Young's Literal Translation
only, the high places have not turned aside -- yet are the people sacrificing and making perfume in high places.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:4 High places - It is hard to get clear of those corruptions, which by long usage have gained prescription.

2 Kings 14:4 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Figurative Language of Scripture.
1. When the psalmist says: "The Lord God is a sun and shield" (Psa. 84:11), he means that God is to all his creatures the source of life and blessedness, and their almighty protector; but this meaning he conveys under the figure of a sun and a shield. When, again, the apostle James says that Moses is read in the synagogues every Sabbath-day (Acts 15:21), he signifies the writings of Moses under the figure of his name. In these examples the figure lies in particular words. But it may be embodied
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 12:3
Yet even so, he did not destroy the pagan shrines, and the people still offered sacrifices and burned incense there.

2 Kings 14:3
Amaziah did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight, but not like his ancestor David. Instead, he followed the example of his father, Joash.

2 Kings 16:4
He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the pagan shrines and on the hills and under every green tree.

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