Reward for Obedience

26 “‘Do not make idols(A) or set up an image(B) or a sacred stone(C) for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone(D) in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God.

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22 and do not erect a sacred stone,(A) for these the Lord your God hates.

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23 They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones(A) and Asherah poles(B) on every high hill and under every spreading tree.(C)

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He did evil(A) in the eyes of the Lord, but not as his father(B) and mother had done. He got rid of the sacred stone(C) of Baal that his father had made.

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26 They brought the sacred stone(A) out of the temple of Baal and burned it.

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10 They set up sacred stones(A) and Asherah poles(B) on every high hill and under every spreading tree.(C)

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He removed the foreign altars(A) and the high places, smashed the sacred stones(B) and cut down the Asherah poles.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 14:3 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah; here and elsewhere in 2 Chronicles
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By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned(A) for,
    and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:(B)
When he makes all the altar stones(C)
    to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles[a](D) or incense altars(E)
    will be left standing.

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  1. Isaiah 27:9 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah
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