2 Chronicles 20:33

33 The high places, however, were not removed, and the people still had not set their hearts on the God of their ancestors.

Read 2 Chronicles 20:33 Using Other Translations

Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.
The high places, however, were not taken away; the people had not yet set their hearts upon the God of their fathers.
During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to follow the God of their ancestors.

What does 2 Chronicles 20:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 20:33

Howbeit, the high places were not taken away
The high places, where idols were worshipped, were taken away, ( 2 Chronicles 17:6 ) , but not those where sacrifices were offered to the true God:

for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of
their fathers;
to seek and serve him wholly, according to his will, to offer sacrifices to him only at Jerusalem, as the law required, ( Deuteronomy 12:5-7 ) , they could not as yet be prevailed upon to relinquish the high places, built and made use of before the temple was; partly because they were nearer to some of them than that, and partly out of veneration for them, as being of a long time used.

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