2 Chronicles 34:5
New International Version
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and so he purged Judah and Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
He burned the bones of the pagan priests on their own altars, and so he purified Judah and Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
He also burned the bones of the priests on their altars and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

Berean Study Bible
Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

Christian Standard Bible
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
Josiah then had the bones of the pagan priests burned on the altars. And so Josiah got rid of the worship of foreign gods in Judah and Jerusalem.

Good News Translation
He burned the bones of the pagan priests on the altars where they had worshiped. By doing all this, he made Judah and Jerusalem ritually clean again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, thus purging Judah and Jerusalem.

NET Bible
He burned the bones of the pagan priests on their altars; he purified Judah and Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
He burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he made Judah and Jerusalem clean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

American King James Version
And he burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon the altars, and purged Juda and Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he burnt the bones of the priests on the altars of the idols, and he cleansed Juda and Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
and he burned the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

World English Bible
He burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and the bones of the priests he hath burnt on their altars, and cleanseth Judah and Jerusalem,
Study Bible
Josiah Destroys Idolatry
4Then in his presence the altars of the Baals were torn down, and he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them. He shattered the Asherah poles, the carved idols, and the cast images, crushed them to dust, and scattered them over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars. So he cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 6Josiah did the same in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, as far as Naphtali, and on their surrounding ruins.…
Cross References
1 Kings 13:2
And he cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD, "O altar, O altar, this is what the LORD says: 'A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David, and upon you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense upon you, and human bones will be burned upon you.'"

2 Kings 23:20
On the altars he slaughtered all the priests of the high places, and he burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture

And he burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

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1 Kings 13:2
And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee.

2 Kings 23:16
And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

Jeremiah 8:1,2
At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: …

cleansed

2 Chronicles 34:7
And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.

Numbers 35:33
So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

Jeremiah 3:10
And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.







Lexicon
Then he burned
שָׂרַ֖ף (śā·rap̄)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8313: To be, on fire

the bones
וְעַצְמוֹת֙ (wə·‘aṣ·mō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

of the priests
כֹּֽהֲנִ֔ים (kō·hă·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their altars.
מִזְבְּחוֹתָ֑ם (miz·bə·ḥō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4196: An altar

So he cleansed
וַיְטַהֵ֥ר (way·ṭa·hêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2891: To be clean or pure

Judah
יְהוּדָ֖ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and Jerusalem.
יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel
(5) And he burnt . . . upon their altar.--See 2Kings 23:13-14; 2Kings 23:16; 2Kings 23:20 for details. Literally, and bones of priests he burnt. They were bones taken from the graves of the idolatrous priests, who were thus punished, while their altars were irreparably defiled. (For the horror with which such a violation of the dead was then regarded, see Amos 2:1.)

And cleansed (i.e., "purged," 2Chronicles 34:3) Judah and Jerusalem.--This phrase does not occur at all in the parallel account.

Verse 5. - Note herein the striking fulfilment of 1 Kings 13:1-3, of which our parallel (2 Kings 23:12-14, 16-20) gives a more detailed account, especially as regards Israel, though not failing to recognize Judah and Jerusalem's share in the need of purgation and punishment. 34:1-33 Josiah's good reign in Judah. - As the years of infancy cannot be useful to our fellow-creatures, our earliest youth should be dedicated to God, that we may not waste any of the remaining short space of life. Happy and wise are those who seek the Lord and prepare for usefulness at an early age, when others are pursuing sinful pleasures, contracting bad habits, and forming ruinous connexions. Who can express the anguish prevented by early piety, and its blessed effects? Diligent self-examination and watchfulness will convince us of the deceitfulness and wickedness of our own hearts, and the sinfulness of our lives. We are here encouraged to humble ourselves before God, and to seek unto him, as Josiah did. And believers are here taught, not to fear death, but to welcome it, when it takes them away from the evil to come. Nothing hastens the ruin of a people, nor ripens them for it, more than their disregard of the attempts made for their reformation. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. The current and tide of affections only turns at the command of Him who raises up those that are dead in trespasses and sins. We behold peculiar loveliness, in the grace the Lord bestows on those, who in tender years seek to know and to love the Saviour. Hath Jesus, the Day-spring from on high, visited you? Can you trace your knowledge of this light and life of man, like Josiah, from your youth? Oh the unspeakable happiness of becoming acquainted with Jesus from our earliest years!
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