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1 Kings 14:23

    1 Kings 14:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they made high places and upright stones and wood pillars on every high hill and under every green tree;

    Webster's Revision

    For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

    World English Bible

    For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 14:23

    The words "they also" are emphatic. Not only did the Israelites make themselves high places 1 Kings 12:31; 1 Kings 13:32, but the people of Judah also. The "high places," which are said to have been "built," were probably small shrines or tabernacles hung with bright-colored tapestry Ezekiel 16:16, like the "sacred tent" of the Carthaginians.

    The "images" were rather "pillars" (Genesis 28:18 note).

    Groves - See 1 Kings 14:15, note. The "groves," it will be observed, were "built" on high hills and "under green trees."

    Under every green tree - i. e., under all those remarkable trees which, standing singly about the land, were landmarks to their respective neighborhoods, and places of resort to travelers, who gladly rested under their shade Deuteronomy 12:2.