2 Kings 21:5
New International Version
In the two courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts.

New Living Translation
He built these altars for all the powers of the heavens in both courtyards of the LORD’s Temple.

English Standard Version
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
In both courtyards of the house of the LORD, he built altars to all the host of heaven.

King James Bible
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

New King James Version
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
He built altars for all the heavenly lights in the two courtyards of the house of the LORD.

NASB 1995
For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

NASB 1977
For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Amplified Bible
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courtyards of the house of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
He built altars to all the stars in the sky in both courtyards of the LORD’s temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built altars to the whole heavenly host in both courtyards of the LORD’s temple.

American Standard Version
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he built altars to all the host of Heaven in the two courtyards of the house of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he built an altar to all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
and the stars. He placed these altars in both courts of the temple,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the temple of the Lord.

English Revised Version
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Good News Translation
In the two courtyards of the Temple he built altars for the worship of the stars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the two courtyards of the LORD's temple, he built altars for the entire army of heaven.

International Standard Version
He built two altars to every star in the heavens in the two courts of the LORD's Temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And he builds altars to all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of YHWH;

NET Bible
In the two courtyards of the LORD's temple he built altars for all the stars in the sky.

New Heart English Bible
He built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

World English Bible
He built altars for all the army of the sky in the two courts of the house of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth altars to all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of Jehovah;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Manasseh Reigns in Judah
4Manasseh also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem I will put My Name.” 5In both courtyards of the house of the LORD, he built altars to all the host of heaven. 6He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did great evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:12
The great courtyard was surrounded by three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams, as were the inner courtyard and portico of the house of the LORD.

2 Kings 23:4
Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests second in rank, and the doorkeepers to remove from the temple of the LORD all the articles made for Baal, Asherah, and all the host of heaven. And he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel.

2 Kings 23:5
Josiah also did away with the idolatrous priests ordained by the kings of Judah to burn incense on the high places of the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem--those who had burned incense to Baal, to the sun and moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven.

2 Kings 23:12
He pulled down the altars that the kings of Judah had set up on the roof near the upper chamber of Ahaz, and the altars that Manasseh had set up in the two courtyards of the house of the LORD. The king pulverized them there and threw their dust into the Kidron Valley.

2 Chronicles 4:9
He made the courtyard of the priests and the large court with its doors, and he overlaid the doors with bronze.


Treasury of Scripture

And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

in the two courts.

2 Kings 23:4,6
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel…

1 Kings 6:36
And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

1 Kings 7:12
And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.









(5) In the two courts.--Even in the inner and more sacred court, where the sacrifices were offered to Jehovah.

Verse 5. - And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. The temple of Solomon had two courts only, an inner and an outer. The outer court was for the people, the inner for the priests and Levites. Manasseh desecrated the temple to the extent of setting up in each of these two courts an idolatrous altar, dedicated to the worship of the host of heaven. In the inner court his altar was a rival to the great brazen altar of Solomon (1 Kings 9:64; 2 Chronicles 4:1), which Ahaz had for a time removed from its place in front of the porch (2 Kings 16:14), but which Hezekiah had most certainly reinstated.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In both
בִּשְׁתֵּ֖י (biš·tê)
Preposition-b | Number - fdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

courtyards
חַצְר֥וֹת (ḥaṣ·rō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet

of the house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the LORD,
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

he built
וַיִּ֥בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

altars
מִזְבְּח֖וֹת (miz·bə·ḥō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4196: An altar

to all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the host
צְבָ֣א (ṣə·ḇā)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

of heaven.
הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם (haš·šā·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky


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