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1 Kings 14:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For they also built them high places, and pillars, and Asherim, on every high hill, and under every green tree;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For they also built for themselves high places and [sacred] pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For they also built for themselves high places, and images and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they also built for themselves high places, and columns, and Asherahs on every high hill and under every green tree;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, they also, built for themselves high places and pillars, and Sacred Stems,—upon every high hill, and under every green tree.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they build—also they—for themselves high places, and standing-pillars, and shrines, on every high height, and under every green tree;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they also built them altars, and statues, and groves, upon every high hill, and under every green tree:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For they also built them high places, and images, and groues on euery high hill, and vnder euery greene tree.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they built for themselves high places, and pillars, and [planted] groves on every high hill, and under every shady tree.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For they x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
built 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
them high places, 1116
{1116} Prime
בָּמָה
bamah
{bam-maw'}
From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation.
and images, 4676
{4676} Prime
מַצֵּבָה
matstsebah
{mats-tsay-baw'}
Feminine (causative) participle of H5324; something stationed, that is, a column or (memorial stone); by analogy an idol.
and groves, 842
{0842} Prime
אֲשֵׁרָה
'asherah
{ash-ay-raw'}
From H0833; happy; asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same.
on x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
high 1364
{1364} Prime
גָּבֹהַּ
gaboahh
{gaw-bo'-ah}
From H1361; elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant.
hill, 1389
{1389} Prime
גִּבְעָה
gib`ah
{ghib-aw'}
Feminine from the same as H1387; a hillock.
and under x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
green 7488
{7488} Prime
רַעֲנָן
ra`anan
{rah-an-awn'}
From an unused root meaning to be green; verdant; by analogy new; figuratively prosperous.
tree. 6086
{6086} Prime
עֵץ
`ets
{ates}
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 14:21-31.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 14:23

They also — Followed the example of the Israelites, although they were better instructed, and had the temple in their kingdom, and liberty of access to it, and the privilege of worshipping God in his own way, and the counsels, and sermons, and examples of the priests and Levites, and the dreadful example of Israel's horrid apostacy, to caution and terrify them. High places — Which was unlawful, and, now especially when the temple was built, and ready to receive them; unnecessary, and therefore expressed a greater contempt of God and his express command. Groves — Not only after the manner of the Heathens and Israelites, but against a direct and particular prohibition. Under every green tree — The people were universally corrupted: which is prodigious, all things considered, and is a clear evidence of the greatness and depth of the original corruption of man's nature.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
built:

1 Kings 3:2 Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days.
Deuteronomy 12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
Isaiah 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
Ezekiel 16:24-25 [That] thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. ... Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms.
Ezekiel 20:28-29 [For] when I had brought them into the land, [for] the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings. ... Then I said unto them, What [is] the high place whereunto ye go? And the name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

images:
or, standing images, or statues,
Leviticus 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the LORD your God.

groves:

Micah 5:14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
Deuteronomy 12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
2 Kings 17:9-10 And the children of Israel did secretly [those] things that [were] not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city. ... And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
2 Kings 21:3-7 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. ... And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
2 Chronicles 28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
Jeremiah 17:2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.

under every:

Isaiah 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
Jeremiah 3:13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
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Lv 26:1. Dt 12:2. 1K 3:2. 2K 17:9; 21:3. 2Ch 28:4. Is 57:5. Jr 3:13; 17:2. Ezk 16:24; 20:28. Mi 5:14.

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