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2 Kings 23:6

    2 Kings 23:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof on the graves of the children of the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brought out the Asherah from the house of Jehovah, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast the dust thereof upon the graves of the common people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took the Asherah from the house of the Lord, outside Jerusalem to the stream Kidron, burning it by the stream and crushing it to dust, and he put the dust on the place where the bodies of the common people were put to rest.

    Webster's Revision

    And he brought out the Asherah from the house of Jehovah, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast the dust thereof upon the graves of the common people.

    World English Bible

    He brought out the Asherah from the house of Yahweh, outside of Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast its dust on the graves of the common people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brought out the Asherah from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the common people.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 23:6

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 23:6

    He brought out the grove - He brought out the idol Asherah. See at the end of 2 Kings 21:26 (note).

    Upon the graves of the children of the people - I believe this; means the burial-place of the common people.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 23:6

    The ashes, being polluted and polluting, were thrown upon graves, because there no one could come into contact with them, since graves were avoided as unclean places.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 23:6

    23:6 The people - Of that people, those idolatrous people, as it is explained, 2Chron 34:4.