The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places,(A) because a temple had not yet been built for the Name(B) of the Lord.

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Any Israelite who sacrifices an ox,[a] a lamb(A) or a goat(B) in the camp or outside of it instead of bringing it to the entrance to the tent of meeting(C) to present it as an offering to the Lord in front of the tabernacle of the Lord(D)—that person shall be considered guilty of bloodshed; they have shed blood and must be cut off from their people.(E) This is so the Israelites will bring to the Lord the sacrifices they are now making in the open fields. They must bring them to the priest, that is, to the Lord, at the entrance to the tent of meeting and sacrifice them as fellowship offerings.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 17:3 The Hebrew word can refer to either male or female.

The high places,(A) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

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The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

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35 The high places,(A) however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there. Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate(B) of the temple of the Lord.

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He offered sacrifices and burned incense(A) at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.(B)

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He rebuilt the high places(A) his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he also erected altars to Baal(B) and made an Asherah pole,(C) as Ahab king of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the starry hosts(D) and worshiped them.

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