Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 21:4

He built altars in the house of the Lord , of which the Lord had said, "In Jerusalem I will put My name."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Groves;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Manasseh;   Rulers;   Temple;   The Topic Concordance - Jerusalem;   Name;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Idolatry;   Kings;   Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Manasseh;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Manasseh, king of judah;   Temple;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Ethics;   Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Abomination of Desolation;   Manasseh (2);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal;   High Place;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Lord;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Israel;   Manasseh;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Manasseh ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Moloch;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moloch;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Alliance;   High Place;   Idolatry;   Temple;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Built altars - He placed idolatrous altars even in the temple.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-21.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The “altars” of this verse seem to be the same with those of 2 Kings 21:5, and consequently were not in the temple building, but in the outer and inner courts.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-21.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he built altars in the house of the Lord,.... In the holy place, as distinct from the courts in the next verse; and these were sacred to the idols of the Gentiles:

of which the Lord said, in Jerusalem will I put my name; in the temple there, devoted to his service, called by his name, and where his name was called upon, see Deuteronomy 12:5 and to erect altars to idols here must be very abominable to him.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.

Ver. 4. And he built altars in the house of the Lord.] Ahaz-like. [2 Kings 16:18] See on 2 Kings 21:3.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

In the house of the Lord, i.e. in the temple itself, in the holy place, because this is distinguished from the courts of the house, 2 Kings 21:5.

In Jerusalem will I put my name; that place I have peculiarly consecrated to my worship and honour; which made it the greater injustice, and impiety, and sacrilege to alienate it from God, and to dedicate it, or any part of it, especially the temple, to the service of idols, whom God abhorreth.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

4.Built altars in the house of the Lord — Erected altars to heathen gods even in the temple of Jehovah, as well as in the outer courts, as the next verse informs us.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-21.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Altars, in honour of the sun, moon, and stars, (Haydock) in the courts of the priests and of the people, 2 Paralipomenon xxxiii. 4.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-21.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(4) He built altarsi.e., idolatrous altars (2 Kings 21:5).

In the house of the Lordi.e., in the two courts of it. This verse contains the general statement of what is particularised in 2 Kings 21:5.

In Jerusalem will I put my name.—See 1 Kings 14:21.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
he built
16:10-16; Jeremiah 32:34
In Jerusalem
Exodus 20:24; Deuteronomy 12:5; 2 Samuel 7:13; 1 Kings 8:29; 9:3; Psalms 78:68,69; 132:13,14
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:13 - for Jerusalem's;  2 Kings 21:7 - In this house;  2 Kings 23:5 - all the host;  2 Kings 23:27 - My name;  2 Chronicles 7:16 - my name;  2 Chronicles 33:4 - he built;  Jeremiah 7:10 - which is called;  Jeremiah 7:30 - they;  Jeremiah 11:13 - up altars;  Jeremiah 19:4 - estranged;  Jeremiah 32:31 - this city;  Ezekiel 5:11 - thou hast;  Ezekiel 7:20 - but;  Ezekiel 23:38 - they have;  Ezekiel 23:39 - thus;  Ezekiel 43:8 - setting;  2 Corinthians 6:16 - what

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.