I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles and demolish your cities.
"I will root out your Asherim from among you And destroy your cities.
I will abolish your pagan shrines with their Asherah poles and destroy the cities where your idol temples stand.
I'll root out your sacred sex-and-power centers and destroy the God-defiant.
I will have your Asherahs pulled up from among you: and I will send destruction on your images.
and I will uproot your sacred poles from among you and destroy your towns.
I will pluck your wooden images from your midst; Thus I will destroy your cities.
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1 tn Or “Asherah poles.”
sn Asherah was a leading deity of the Canaanite pantheon, wife/sister of El and goddess of fertility. She was commonly worshiped at shrines in or near groves of evergreen trees, or, failing that, at places marked by wooden poles. These were to be burned or cut down (Deut 12:3; 16:21; Judg 6:25, 28, 30; 2 Kgs 18:4). The
2 tn The MT reads “your cities,” but many emend the text to צִרֶיךָ (tsirekha, “your images”) or עֲצַבֶּיךָ (’atsbbekha, “your idols”).