New International Version
Josiah smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles and covered the sites with human bones.
King James Bible
And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
Darby Bible Translation
And he broke in pieces the columns, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their place with the bones of men.
World English Bible
He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.
Young's Literal Translation
And he hath broken in pieces the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines, and filleth their place with bones of men;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Filled their places with the bones of men - This was allowed to be the utmost defilement to which any thing could be exposed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
images. Heb. statues. the bones of men.
Eversley. 1861. 2 Kings xxiii. 3, 4, 25, 26. "And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the Lord, to "walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant. 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 …
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Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.
This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire.
The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the LORD your God.
2 Kings 23:16
Then Josiah looked around, and when he saw the tombs that were there on the hillside, he had the bones removed from them and burned on the altar to defile it, in accordance with the word of the LORD proclaimed by the man of God who foretold these things.
No one stops to think, no one has the knowledge or understanding to say, "Half of it I used for fuel; I even baked bread over its coals, I roasted meat and I ate. Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left? Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
I will lay the dead bodies of the Israelites in front of their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars.
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