Micah 5:14
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New Living Translation
I will abolish your idol shrines with their Asherah poles and destroy your pagan cities.

King James Bible
And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will pluck up thine Asherahs out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy cities.

World English Bible
I will uproot your Asherim out of your midst; and I will destroy your cities.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have plucked up thy shrines out of thy midst, And I have destroyed thine enemies.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:14 Thy groves - The groves which they abused by idolatrous worship.

Micah 5:14 Parallel Commentaries

The Chosen People
For more than a thousand years the Jewish people had awaited the Saviour's coming. Upon this event they had rested their brightest hopes. In song and prophecy, in temple rite and household prayer, they had enshrined His name. And yet at His coming they knew Him not. The Beloved of heaven was to them "as a root out of a dry ground;" He had "no form nor comeliness;" and they saw in Him no beauty that they should desire Him. "He came unto His own, and His own received Him not." Isa. 53:2; John 1:11.
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Unto You a Saviour
The King of glory stooped low to take humanity. Rude and forbidding were His earthly surroundings. His glory was veiled, that the majesty of His outward form might not become an object of attraction. He shunned all outward display. Riches, worldly honor, and human greatness can never save a soul from death; Jesus purposed that no attraction of an earthly nature should call men to His side. Only the beauty of heavenly truth must draw those who would follow Him. The character of the Messiah had long
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

The visit and Homage of the Magi, and the Flight into Egypt
With the Presentation of the Infant Saviour in the Temple, and His acknowledgment - not indeed by the leaders of Israel, but, characteristically, by the representatives of those earnest men and women who looked for His Advent - the Prologue, if such it may be called, to the third Gospel closes. From whatever source its information was derived - perhaps, as has been suggested, its earlier portion from the Virgin-Mother, the later from Anna; or else both alike from her, who with loving reverence and
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Signs of the Redeemer's Return
As we have shown in the last chapter, the apostles and their converts looked for Christ to return in their own lifetime. They did not affirm that He would but they believed that He might. But eighteen centuries have passed since then and yet He has not come. The question therefore arises, What evidence is there that the second advent of our Lord is now nigh at hand--that is, nigh as judged even by human measurement of time? May there not be another eighteen centuries which must yet run their weary
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Exodus 34:13
Instead, you must break down their pagan altars, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles.

2 Kings 17:10
They set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles at the top of every hill and under every green tree.

Isaiah 17:8
They will no longer look to their idols for help or worship what their own hands have made. They will never again bow down to their Asherah poles or worship at the pagan shrines they have built.

Isaiah 27:9
The LORD did this to purge Israel's wickedness, to take away all her sin. As a result, all the pagan altars will be crushed to dust. No Asherah pole or pagan shrine will be left standing.

Lamentations 2:2
Without mercy the Lord has destroyed every home in Israel. In his anger he has broken down the fortress walls of beautiful Jerusalem. He has brought them to the ground, dishonoring the kingdom and its rulers.

Nahum 1:14
And this is what the LORD says concerning the Assyrians in Nineveh: "You will have no more children to carry on your name. I will destroy all the idols in the temples of your gods. I am preparing a grave for you because you are despicable!"

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