2 Kings 10:27
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Made it a draught house - A place for human excrement; so all the versions understand it. Nothing could be more degrading than this; he made it a public necessary.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

brake down the image

2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the groves, and broke in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made...

2 Kings 23:7-14 And he broke 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 carcasses on the carcasses of your idols...

Deuteronomy 7:5,25 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves...

1 Kings 16:32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

2 Chronicles 34:3-7 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father...

made it a draught hose This was and ancient mode of degradation, which still continues in the East; and we are informed, that Abbas the Great, king of Persia, having conquered Baghdad, treated the tomb of Hanifah, one of the fathers of the church among the Turks, in a similar manner.

Ezra 6:11 Also I have made a decree, that whoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up...

Daniel 2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if you will not make known to me the dream...

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...

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Impure Zeal
'And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much. 19. Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal. 20. And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it. 21.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Which Sentence Dishonoreth the Holy Martyrs, Nay Rather Taketh Away Holy Martyrdoms Altogether. ...
3. Which sentence dishonoreth the holy Martyrs, nay rather taketh away holy martyrdoms altogether. For they would do more justly and wisely, according to these men, not to confess to their persecutors that they were Christians, and by confessing make them murderers: but rather by telling a lie, and denying what they were, should both themselves keep safe the convenience of the flesh and purpose of the heart, and not allow those to accomplish the wickedness which they had conceived in their mind.
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
2 Kings 10:28
So Jehu destroyed Baal worship in Israel.

2 Kings 11:18
All the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They smashed the altars and idols to pieces and killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altars. Then Jehoiada the priest posted guards at the temple of the LORD.

Ezra 6:11
Furthermore, I decree that if anyone defies this edict, a beam is to be pulled from their house and they are to be impaled on it. And for this crime their house is to be made a pile of rubble.

Daniel 2:5
The king replied to the astrologers, "This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.

Daniel 3:29
Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way."

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