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fore Haman, from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month A dar.

STARS.

Gen. xv, 5. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Judges v, 20. They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

Neh. iv, 21. So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

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HEAVENLY BODIES AS
OBJECTS OF WORSHIP.
(See under IDOLS.)

HEAVENLY BODIES DARKENED OR PUT OUT.

Isa. xiii, 10. For the stars of heaven, and the constellations thereof, shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

Isa. xxiv, 23. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Job ili, 9. Let the stars of the Isa. i, 6. Lift up your eyes to twilight thereof be dark. the heavens, and look upon the Job ix, 7, 9. Which commandethearth beneath; for the heavens the sun, and it riseth not, and shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abo

sealeth up the stars;

Which

maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Job xxil, 12. Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Job xxvi, 13. By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens, his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

Job xxxviii, 31-33. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set dominion thereof in the

the earth?

Ps. cxlvii, 4. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Jer. xxxi, 35. Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of

the moon and of the stars for a light by night.

Matth. ii, 9, 10. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Dan. viii, 10. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

Jude 13. Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Rev. ii, 28. And I will give him the morning star.

lished.

Isa. lx, 19, 20. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Jer. x, 2. Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

Ezek. xxxii, 7, 8. And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD.

Joel ii, 10. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall

tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Joel ii, 15. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

Amos viii, 9. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord Gop, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.

Mark xiii, 24, 25. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

Rev. viii, 12. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

NIGHT AND DARKNESS.

Job v, 14. They meet with darkness in the day-time, and grope in the noon-day as in the night.

Job vii, 4. When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone?

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Job xv, 30. He shall not depart out of darkness: the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.

Job xxxvi, 20. Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

Ps. civ, 20. Thou makest darkness, and it is night..

Prov. vii, 9. In the twilight, în the evening, in the black and dark night.

Isa. viii, 22. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to dark

ness.

Isa. xvi, 3. Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noon-day; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.

Isa. xxi, 12. The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye; return, come.

Jer. iv, 23. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Lam. iii, 2. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

maketh the seven stars and Orion, Amos v, 8, 18. 20. Seek him that

and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night..... Woe the LORD! to what end is it for unto you that desire the day of you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Micak iii, 6. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.

John xi, 10. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

Rom. xiii, 12. The night is far

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middle watch.

Ps. cxix, 148. Mine eyes prevent

the night-watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

Matth. xiv, 25. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

Matth. xxiv, 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Mark xiii, 35. Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning.

Luke xii, 38. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

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heaven and heaven of heavens
cannot contain him? who am I
then, that I should build him an
house, save only to burn sacrifice
before him?

Ps. lxviii, 33. To him that rideth
the heavens of heavens,
upon
which were of old; lo, he doth send
out his voice, and that a mighty
voice.

Ps. cxlviii, 4. Praise him, ye
heavens of heavens, and ye
waters that be above the heavens.

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2 Kings ii, 1. And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirl- I wind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

Ps. ii, 4. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD

shall have them in derision.

Ps. viii, 1. O LORD our Lord.

how excellent is thy name in all
the earth! who hast set thy glory
above the heavens.

Acts iii, 21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of

God hath spoken by the mouth restitution of all things, which of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Acts vii, 56. And said, Behold, see the heavens opened, and the Son of men standing on the right

hand of God.

Gal. i, 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Eph. iii, 15. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is

named.

Ps. lxxiii, 25. Whom have I in Colos. 1, 5. For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, heaven but thee?..... Ps. cxv, 3. But our God is in the whereof ye heard before in the heavens: he hath done whatso-word of the truth of the gospel. ever he hath pleased.

Ps. cxxiii, 1. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Ps. cxxxix, 8. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there.

Heb. ix, 24. For Christ is not entered into the Holy places made with hands, which are the figures

of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

Matth. v, 12. Rejoice, and be Heb. x, 34. For ye had compasexceeding glad; for great is yoursion of me in my bonds, and took reward in heaven: for so perse- joyfully the spoiling of your goods, cuted they the prophets which knowing in yourselves that ye were before you.

Matth. vi, 10. ... Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matth. xviii, 10. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Mark xvi, 19. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he 265

have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

1 Peter i, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

FOR OTHER PROPERTIES
OF HEAVEN,
(See under MAN.)

1.

IDOLATRY. IDOLS.

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2 Kings xxi, 3, 5. 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 built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts

of the house of the LORD.

2 Kings xxiii, 5, 11. And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal,to the sun and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burnt the chariots of the sun with fire.

2 Chron. xxxiii, 3,5. For he built again the high places which Heze kiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them. And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Jer. vii, 17, 18. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven. . . . . .

Jerusalem, and the houses of the Jer. xix, 13. And the houses of kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they

have burned incense unto all the

host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.

Jer. xliv, 17-19. But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drinkofferings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had We plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine. And when we burnt incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink-offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink-offerings unto her, without our men.

Ezek. viii, 15, 16. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house; and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces ward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.

and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham.

and gave them up to worship the Acts vii, 42. Then God turned. host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by derness. the space of forty years in the wil

2.-IMAGES OR IDOLS.

Deut. ix, 12. And the LORD said quickly from hence; for thy people unto me, Arise, get thee down which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I com manded them; they have made them a molten image.

had restored the eleven hundred Judges xvii, 3, 4. And when he shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedi cated the silver unto the LORD graven image, and a molten from my hand for my son, to make image: now therefore I will re store it unto thee. Yet he restored

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the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image, and a molten image: and they were in the house of

Micah.

Isa. xl, 19, 20. The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot: he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to pre pare a graven image, that shall not be moved.

Isa. xli, 6, 7. They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. So the carpenter ento-couraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, he fastened it with nails, that it It is ready for the sodering: and should not be moved.

Zeph. i, 4, 5. I will also stretch ont mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of JeruJob xxxi, 26, 28. If I beheld the salem; and I will cut off the remIsa. xliv, 12-14. The smith with sun when it shined, or the moonnant of Baal from this place, and the tongs both worketh in the walking in brightness; This also the name of the Chemarims with coals, and fashioneth it with hamwere an iniquity to be punished by the priests; And them that wor-mers, and worketh it with the the judge; for I should have denied ship the host of heaven upon the strength of his arms: yea, he is the God that is above. house-tops; and them that worship hungry, and his strength faileth:

de drinketh no water, and is faint. The carpenter stretcheth out his rule, he marketh it out with a line, he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, that it may remain in the house. He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

1sa. xlvi, 6. They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.

Jer. x, 3, 4. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest (the work of the hands of the workman) with the axe: They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and' with hammers, that it move not.

Ezek. vii, 20. As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty; but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

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which are made with hands: So, that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

3. MEN AND SPIRITS. Lev. xvii, 7. And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

Job v, 1. Call now, if there be any that will answer thee; and to which of the saints wilt thou

turn?

Ps. cvi, 37. Yea, they sacrificed

their sons and their daughters unto devils.

Acts x, 25, 26. And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Acts xiv, 11-16, 18. And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their

Dan. iii, 1. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Baby-city, brought oxen and garlands

lon.

Hosea x, 1. Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars: according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.

Acts vii, 40. Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wet not what is become of him.

Acts xvii, 29. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

unto the gates, and would have
done sacrifice with the people.
Which when the apostles, Barna-
bas and Paul, heard of, they rent
their clothes, and ran in among
the people, crying out, And say-
ing, Sirs, why do ye these things?
We also are men of like passions
with you, and preach unto you,
that ye should turn from these
God,
Vanities unto the living
which made heaven, and earth,
and the sea, and all things that
are therein: Who in times past
suffered nations to walk in their
own ways. And with these say-
ings scarce restrained they the
people, that they had not done
sacrifice unto them.

Col. ii, 18. Let no man beguile Acts xix, 23-27. And the same time there arose no small stir you of your reward in a voluntary about that way. For a certain humility and worshipping of anman, named Demetrius, a silver-gels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.

smith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Moreover, ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods

Rev. ix, 20. And the rest of the
men which were not killed by
these plagues yet repented not of
the works of their hands, that
they should not worship devils,
and idols of gold, and silver, and
brass, and stone, and of wood;
which neither can see, nor hear,
nor walk.

Rev. xix, 10. And I fell at his
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feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Rev. xxii, 8, 9. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

4. BEASTS.

Exod. xxxii, 1-4, 31, 34, 35. And when the people saw that Moses

delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

And Aaron said unto

them, Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden ear-rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh! this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee. Behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Deut. ix, 16. And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

1 Kings xii, 29, 30. And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan. And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.

2 Kings x, 29. Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves

That were in Beth-el, and that four-footed beasts, and creeping were in Dan.

2 Kings xviii, 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 Chron. xiii, S. And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.

Neh. ix, 18. Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy god that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations,

Ps. cvi, 19, 20. They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the golden image. Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.

Ezek. viii, 7-10. And he brought me to the door of the court; and, when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and, when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and, behold, every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.

Hosea vili, 5. Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

Hosea x, 5, 6. The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the

calves of Beth-aven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it. It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own

counsel.

Acts vii, 41. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced

in the works of their own hands.

things.

II.

SCENES AND MODES OF IDOLATROUS WORSHIP. I. GROVES AND HIGH PLACES. Deut. xvi, 21. Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

1 Kings iii, 2.3. Only the people sacrificed in high places, because there was no house built unto the name of the LORD, until those days. And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.

1 Kings xiv, 22, 23. 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. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every geen tree.

1 Kings xvi, 33. And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.

2 Kings xii. 3. But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.

2 Kings xiii, 6. Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

2 Kings xiv, 4. Howbeit the high places were not taken away; as yet the people did sacrifice and burnt incense on the high places.

2 Kings xv, 35. Howbeit the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still in the high places. He built the higher gate of the house of the LORD.

2 Kings xvi, 4. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

2 Kings xvii, 9-11. 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 Rom. 1, 21-23. Because that, cities, from the tower of the when they knew God, they glori-watchmen to the fenced city. And fled him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they be came fools. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man and to birds, and

they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree: And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger.

2 Kings xxi, 7. And he set 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 Kings xxiil, 6-8. And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burnt 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. And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that cere by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burnt incense, from Geba to Beer-sheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

2 Chron. xiv, 3, 5. For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves. Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.

2 Chron. xvii. 8. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover, he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

2 Chron. xix, 3. Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

2 Chron. XX, 33. Howbeit the high places were not taken away; for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.

2 Chron. xxi, 11. Moreover, he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah thereto.

2 Chron. xxiv, 18. And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.

2 Chron. xxviii, 4. He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Isa. xvii, 8. And he shall not

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