15 For the Lord will strike Israel so that they will[a] shake as a reed shakes in water. He will uproot Israel from this good soil that he gave to their ancestors.(A) He will scatter them beyond the Euphrates(B) because they made their Asherah poles, angering the Lord.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 14:15 so that they will supplied for clarity

23 They also built for themselves high places,(A) sacred pillars,(B) and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;

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13 He also(A) removed his grandmother[a] Maacah from being queen mother because she had made an obscene image of Asherah. Asa chopped down her obscene image and burned it(B) in the Kidron Valley.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 15:13 Lit mother

He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles.(A) He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made,(B) for until then the Israelites were burning incense to it. It was called Nehushtan.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 18:4 = A Bronze Thing

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