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2 Kings 23:14

    2 Kings 23:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brake in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The stone pillars were broken to bits and the wood pillars cut down, and the places where they had been were made full of the bones of the dead.

    Webster's Revision

    And he brake in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    World English Bible

    He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brake in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 23:14

    Filled their places with the bones of men - This was allowed to be the utmost defilement to which any thing could be exposed.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 23:14

    The Law attached uncleanness to the "bones of men," no less than to actual corpses Numbers 19:16. We may gather from this and other passages 2 Kings 23:20; 1 Kings 13:2, that the Jews who rejected the Law were as firm believers in the defilement as those who adhered to the Law.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 23:14

    23:14 Men - Of the idolatrous priests, which he caused to be taken out of their graves, ver.18. As he carried the ashes of the images to the graves, to mingle them with dead mens bones, so he carried dead mens bones to the places where the images had been, that both ways idolatry might be rendered loathsome. Dead men and dead gods were indeed much alike, and fittest to go together.