2 Kings 16:4

4 He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.

Read 2 Kings 16:4 Using Other Translations

And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.
He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the pagan shrines and on the hills and under every green tree.

What does 2 Kings 16:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 16:4

And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on
the hills
Which none of the kings of Judah before him ever did; for though they connived at this practice in the people, they never encouraged it by their own example; and very probably he offered sacrifices there to idols, see ( 2 Chronicles 28:25 ) whereas the people sacrificed to the true God, though at a wrong place:

and under every green tree;
and which is never said of the people, and seems to confirm it, that Ahaz sacrificed to other gods, since the Heathens used to place idols under green trees, and worship them, whom the Jews imitated, ( Jeremiah 2:2 ) ( 3:6 ) .

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