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2 Chronicles 14:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for he took away the foreign altars, and the high places, and brake down the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For he took away the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the [sacred] pillars, cut down the Asherim,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he took away the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and broke down the images, and cut down the groves:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and he took away the altars of the strange [gods] and the high places, and broke the columns, and cut down the Asherahs;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and took away the foreign altars, and the high places,—and brake in pieces the pillars, and cut in twain the Sacred Stems;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and turneth aside the altars of the stranger, and the high places, and breaketh the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And broke the statues, and cut down the groves.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For hee tooke away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake downe the images, and cut downe the groues:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he removed the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and broke the pillars in pieces, and cut down the groves:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For he took away the altars of the strange [elohim], and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For he took away 5493
{5493} Prime
סוּר
cuwr
{soor}
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the altars 4196
{4196} Prime
מִזְבֵּחַ
mizbeach
{miz-bay'-akh}
From H2076; an altar.
of the strange 5236
{5236} Prime
נֵכָר
nekar
{nay-kawr'}
From H5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom.
[lhm אֱלֹהִים], and the high places, 1116
{1116} Prime
בָּמָה
bamah
{bam-maw'}
From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation.
and brake down 7665
{7665} Prime
שָׁבַר
shabar
{shaw-bar'}
A primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the 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 cut down 1438
{1438} Prime
גָּדַע
gada`
{gaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to fell a tree; generally to destroy anything.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the groves: 842
{0842} Prime
אֲשֵׁרָה
'asherah
{ash-ay-raw'}
From H0833; happy; asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Chronicles 14:3

_ _ brake down the images — of Baal (see on 2 Chronicles 34:4; see on Leviticus 26:30).

_ _ cut down the groves — rather, “Asherim.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 14:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 14:3

For he took away the altars of the strange [gods], and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the (a) groves:

(a) Which were planted contrary to the Law, (Deuteronomy 16:21).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
For he took:

Deuteronomy 7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
1 Kings 11:7-8 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. ... And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
1 Kings 14:22-24 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. ... And there were also sodomites in the land: [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

the high places:

2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
Leviticus 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
1 Kings 15:12-14 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. ... But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

brake:

2 Chronicles 34:4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that [were] on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust [of them], and strowed [it] upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
Exodus 34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
Deuteronomy 7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Deuteronomy 7:25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.

images:
Heb. statue,
2 Kings 23:14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
*marg.

cut down:

Judges 6:25-28 And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that [is] by it: ... And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that [was] by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar [that was] built.
1 Kings 11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.
2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
2 Kings 23:6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped [it] small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
2 Kings 23:14 And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
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Ex 34:13. Lv 26:30. Dt 7:5, 25. Jg 6:25. 1K 11:7; 14:22; 15:12. 2K 18:4; 23:6, 14. 2Ch 15:17; 34:4.

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