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2 Kings 12:3

    2 Kings 12:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Howbeit the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the high places were not taken away; the people went on making offerings and burning them in the high places.

    Webster's Revision

    Howbeit the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Howbeit the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 12:3

    The high places were not taken away - Without the total destruction of these there could be no radical reform. The toleration of any species of idolatry in the land, whatever else was done in behalf of true religion, left, and in effect fostered, a seed which springing up, regenerated in time the whole infernal system. Jehoiada did not use his influence as he might have done; for as he had the king's heart and hand with him, he might have done what he pleased.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 12:3

    The worship on the "high places" seems to have continued uninterruptedly to the time of Hezekiah, who abolished it 2 Kings 18:4. It was, however, again established by Manasseh, his son 2 Kings 21:3. The priests at this time cannot have regarded it as idolatrous, or Jehoiada would have put it during his regency.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 12:3

    12:3 Burnt incense - To the true God.