2 Kings 10:27
New International Version
They demolished the sacred stone of Baal and tore down the temple of Baal, and people have used it for a latrine to this day.

New Living Translation
They smashed the sacred pillar and wrecked the temple of Baal, converting it into a public toilet, as it remains to this day.

English Standard Version
And they demolished the pillar of Baal, and demolished the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day.

Berean Study Bible
and they demolished the sacred pillar of Baal. Then they tore down the temple of Baal and made it into a latrine, which it is to this day.

New American Standard Bible
They also broke down the sacred pillar of Baal and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day.

King James Bible
And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.

Christian Standard Bible
and they tore down the pillar of Baal. Then they tore down the temple of Baal and made it a latrine--which it still is today.

Contemporary English Version
and broke it into pieces, then they completely destroyed Baal's temple. And since that time, it's been nothing but a public toilet.

Good News Translation
So they destroyed the sacred pillar and the temple, and turned the temple into a latrine--which it still is today.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and tore down the pillar of Baal. Then they tore down the temple of Baal and made it a latrine--which it is to this day.

International Standard Version
They also cut down the pillar to Baal, tore apart Baal's temple, and turned it into a latrine—and it remains that way today.

NET Bible
They demolished the sacred pillar of Baal and the temple of Baal; it is used as a latrine to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
They broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine, to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They destroyed the sacred stone of Baal and the temple of Baal and made it into a latrine. It is still a latrine today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-house, unto this day.

New American Standard 1977
They also broke down the sacred pillar of Baal and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they broke down the image of Baal and broke down the house of Baal and made it a latrine unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
And they broke down the image of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a refuse dump unto this day.

American King James Version
And they broke down the image of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house to this day.

American Standard Version
And they brake down the pillar of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-house, unto this day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they tore down the pillars of Baal, and made his house a draught-house until this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And broke it in pieces. They destroyed also the temple of Baal, and made a jakes in its place unto this day.

Darby Bible Translation
and they broke down the column of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-house to this day.

English Revised Version
And they brake down the pillar of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house, unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they broke down the image of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-house to this day.

World English Bible
They broke down the pillar of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a latrine, to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
and break down the standing-pillar of Baal, and break down the house of Baal, and appoint it for a draught-house unto this day.
Study Bible
Jehu Kills the Priests of Baal
26They brought out the sacred pillar of the temple of Baal and burned it, 27and they demolished the sacred pillar of Baal. Then they tore down the temple of Baal and made it into a latrine, which it is to this day.
Cross References
2 Kings 10:28
Thus Jehu eradicated Baal from Israel,

2 Kings 11:18
So all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They smashed the altars and idols into pieces, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altars. And Jehoiada the priest posted guards for the house of the LORD.

Ezra 6:11
I also decree that if any man interferes with this directive, a beam is to be torn from his house and raised up, and he is to be impaled on it. And his own house shall be made a pile of rubble for this offense.

Daniel 2:5
The king replied to the astrologers, "My word is final: If you do not tell me the dream and its interpretation, you will be cut into pieces and your houses will be reduced to rubble.

Daniel 3:29
Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be cut into pieces and their houses will be reduced to rubble. For there is no other god who can deliver in this way."

Treasury of Scripture

And they broke down the image of Baal, and broke down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house to this day.

brake down the image

2 Kings 18:4
He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

2 Kings 23:7-14
And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove…

Leviticus 26:30
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

Ezra 6:11
Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this.

Daniel 2:5
The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.

Daniel 3:29
Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.







Lexicon
and they demolished
וַֽיִּתְּצ֔וּ (way·yit·tə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5422: To pull down, break down

the [sacred] pillar
מַצְּבַ֣ת (maṣ·ṣə·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4676: Something stationed, a column, an idol

of Baal.
הַבָּ֑עַל (hab·bā·‘al)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

Then they tore down
וַֽיִּתְּצוּ֙ (way·yit·tə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5422: To pull down, break down

the temple
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Baal
הַבַּ֔עַל (hab·ba·‘al)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

and made
וַיְשִׂמֻ֥הוּ (way·śi·mu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

it into a latrine,
לְמֽוֹצָא֖וֹת (lə·mō·w·ṣā·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4163: A family descent, a sewer

which it is to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this day.
הַיּֽוֹם׃ (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(27) The image of Baal.--Again the word is pillar, which in this case is the conical pillar of stone representing the Baal himself. The wooden pillars of 2Kings 10:26 probably symbolised companion deities (???????? ????????) of the principal idol.

Made it a draught house.--By way of utter desecration. (Comp. Ezekiel 6:11; Daniel 2:5.)

Unto this day.--On the bearing of this phrase, see the Introduction to the Books of Kings.

Verse 27. - And they brake down the image of Baal; rather, they brake in pieces the pillar of Baal. The representation of Baal, the main stele of the temple, being of stone or metal, could not be destroyed by fire, and was therefore broken to pieces (comp. 2 Kings 23:14). And brake down the house of Baal - i.e. partially ruined it, but still left portions of it standing, as a memorial of the sin and of its punishment - a solemn warning, one would have thought, to the people of the capital - and made it a draught-house unto this day; made it, i.e., "a depository for all the filth of the town" (Stanley); comp. Ezra 6:11; Daniel 2:5; Daniel 3:29; and for the word "draught" in this sense, see Matthew 15:17. Such a use was the greatest possible desecration. 10:15-28 Is thine heart right? This is a question we should often put to ourselves. I make a fair profession, have gained a reputation among men, but, is my heart right? Am I sincere with God? Jehonadab owned Jehu in the work, both of revenge and of reformation. An upright heart approves itself to God, and seeks no more than his acceptance; but if we aim at the applause of men, we are upon a false foundation. Whether Jehu looked any further we cannot judge. The law of God was express, that idolaters were to be put to death. Thus idolatry was abolished for the present out of Israel. May we desire that it be rooted out of our hearts.
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