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2 Kings 23:20

    2 Kings 23:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there on the altars, and burned men's bones on them, and returned to Jerusalem.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there, upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all the priests of the high places there he put to death on the altars, burning the bones of the dead on them; and then he went back to Jerusalem.

    Webster's Revision

    And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there, upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

    World English Bible

    He killed all the priests of the high places that were there, on the altars, and burned men's bones on them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there, upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them; and he returned to Jerusalem.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 23:20

    Slew all the priests - The lives of these, as corrupters of the people, were forfeited to the law.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 23:20

    Here, as in 2 Kings 23:16, Josiah may have regarded himself as bound to act as he did (marginal reference "b"). Excepting on account of the prophecy, he would scarcely have slain the priests upon the altars.