New International Version
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and so he purged Judah and Jerusalem.
King James Bible
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
and he burned the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He burnt the bones of the priests - כומריא kumeraiya, the kemarim, says the Targum. See this word explained, 2 Kings 23:5 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. 2. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left. 3. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Book of the Law
1 Kings 13:2
By the word of the LORD he cried out against the altar: "Altar, altar! This is what the LORD says: 'A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you.'"
2 Kings 23:20
Josiah slaughtered all the priests of those high places on the altars and burned human bones on them. Then he went back to Jerusalem.
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