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.
Micah 5:14 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:14 Thy groves - The groves which they abused by idolatrous worship.
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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. …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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