2 Kings 23:5
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7673 [e]וְהִשְׁבִּ֣ית
wə-hiš-bîṯ
And he removedConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3649 [e]הַכְּמָרִ֗ים
hak-kə-mā-rîm,
the idolatrous priestsArt | N-mp
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֤ר
’ă-šer
whomPro-r
5414 [e]נָֽתְנוּ֙
nā-ṯə-nū
had ordainedV-Qal-Perf-3cp
4428 [e]מַלְכֵ֣י
mal-ḵê
the kingsN-mpc
3063 [e]יְהוּדָ֔ה
yə-hū-ḏāh,
of JudahN-proper-ms
6999 [e]וַיְקַטֵּ֤ר
way-qaṭ-ṭêr
and to burn incenseConj-w | V-Piel-ConsecImperf-3ms
1116 [e]בַּבָּמוֹת֙
bab-bā-mō-wṯ
on the high placesPrep-b, Art | N-fp
5892 [e]בְּעָרֵ֣י
bə-‘ā-rê
in the citiesPrep-b | N-fpc
3063 [e]יְהוּדָ֔ה
yə-hū-ḏāh,
of JudahN-proper-ms
4524 [e]וּמְסִבֵּ֖י
ū-mə-sib-bê
and in the places all aroundConj-w | N-mpc
3389 [e]יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
yə-rū-šā-lim;
JerusalemN-proper-fs
853 [e]וְאֶת־
wə-’eṯ-
andConj-w | DirObjM
6999 [e]הַֽמְקַטְּרִ֣ים
ham-qaṭ-ṭə-rîm
those who burned incenseArt | V-Piel-Prtcpl-mp
1168 [e]לַבַּ֗עַל
lab-ba-‘al,
to BaalPrep-l, Art | N-proper-ms
8121 [e]לַשֶּׁ֤מֶשׁ
laš-še-meš
to the sunPrep-l, Art | N-cs
3394 [e]וְלַיָּרֵ֙חַ֙
wə-lay-yā-rê-aḥ
and to the moonConj-w, Prep-l, Art | N-ms
4208 [e]וְלַמַּזָּל֔וֹת
wə-lam-maz-zā-lō-wṯ,
and to the constellationsConj-w, Prep-l, Art | N-mp
3605 [e]וּלְכֹ֖ל
ū-lə-ḵōl
and to allConj-w, Prep-l | N-msc
6635 [e]צְבָ֥א
ṣə-ḇā
the hostN-csc
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
haš-šā-mā-yim.
of heavenArt | N-mp









Hebrew Texts
מלכים ב 23:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְהִשְׁבִּ֣ית אֶת־הַכְּמָרִ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֤ר נָֽתְנוּ֙ מַלְכֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה וַיְקַטֵּ֤ר בַּבָּמֹות֙ בְּעָרֵ֣י יְהוּדָ֔ה וּמְסִבֵּ֖י יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וְאֶת־הַֽמְקַטְּרִ֣ים לַבַּ֗עַל לַשֶּׁ֤מֶשׁ וְלַיָּרֵ֙חַ֙ וְלַמַּזָּלֹ֔ות וּלְכֹ֖ל צְבָ֥א הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃

מלכים ב 23:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
והשבית את־הכמרים אשר נתנו מלכי יהודה ויקטר בבמות בערי יהודה ומסבי ירושלם ואת־המקטרים לבעל לשמש ולירח ולמזלות ולכל צבא השמים׃

מלכים ב 23:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
והשבית את־הכמרים אשר נתנו מלכי יהודה ויקטר בבמות בערי יהודה ומסבי ירושלם ואת־המקטרים לבעל לשמש ולירח ולמזלות ולכל צבא השמים׃

מלכים ב 23:5 Hebrew Bible
והשבית את הכמרים אשר נתנו מלכי יהודה ויקטר בבמות בערי יהודה ומסבי ירושלם ואת המקטרים לבעל לשמש ולירח ולמזלות ולכל צבא השמים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He did away with the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah and in the surrounding area of Jerusalem, also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and to the moon and to the constellations and to all the host of heaven.

King James Bible
And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

put down. Heb. caused to cease. the idolatrous priests. Heb. Chemarim.

Hosea 10:5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: …

Zephaniah 1:4 I will also stretch out my hand on Judah, and on all the inhabitants …

planets. or, twelve signs, or constellations.
So the Vulgate {duodecim signa}, 'the twelve signs,' i.e., the zodiac; which is the most probable meaning of the word {mazzaloth}, from the Arabic {manzeel}, a caravanserai, house, or dwelling, as being the apparent dwellings of the sun in his annual course; and the Targumists and Rabbins often employ the words {tereysar mazzalaya}, to denote the signs of the zodiac.

all the host. See on ch.

2 Kings 21:3,4 For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had …

Jeremiah 8:1,2 At that time, said the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the …

Jeremiah 44:17-19 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own …

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