Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And he broke in pieces the columns, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their place with the bones of men.

New American Standard Bible

He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.

King James Version

And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Holman Bible

He broke the sacred pillars into pieces, cut down the Asherah poles, then filled their places with human bones.

International Standard Version

He broke the pillars to pieces, cut down the Asherim, and filled their locations with human bones.

A Conservative Version

And he broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

American Standard Version

And he brake in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Amplified

He broke in pieces the pillars (images) and cut down the Asherim and replaced them with the bones of men [to defile the places forever].

Bible in Basic English

The stone pillars were broken to bits and the wood pillars cut down, and the places where they had been were made full of the bones of the dead

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he broke the images in pieces and cut down the groves and filled their places with the bones of men.

Julia Smith Translation

He brake in pieces the statues and he will cut off the images, and fill their places with bones of man.

King James 2000

And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the idol poles, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He also broke into pieces the stone pillars and cut down the Asherah poles and covered their sites [with] human bones.

Modern King James verseion

And he broke the images in pieces, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their places with the bones of men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and brake the images and cut down the groves and filled the places with the bones of men.

NET Bible

He smashed the sacred pillars to bits, cut down the Asherah pole, and filled those shrines with human bones.

New Heart English Bible

He broke in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Asherim, and filled their places with the bones of men.

The Emphasized Bible

and he brake in pieces the pillars, and cut down the Sacred Stems, - and filled their place with human bones:

Webster

And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he hath broken in pieces the standing-pillars, and cutteth down the shrines, and filleth their place with bones of men;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he brake in pieces
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

the images
מצּבה 
Matstsebah 
Usage: 32

and cut down
כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

the groves
אשׁירה אשׁרה 
'asherah 
Usage: 40

and filled
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

with the bones
עצם 
`etsem 
Usage: 126

References

Context Readings

Josiah's Covenantal Reforms

13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile. 14 And he broke in pieces the columns, and cut down the Asherahs, and filled their place with the bones of men. 15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, the high place that Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he broke down; and burned the high place, stamped it small to powder, and burned the Asherah.



Cross References

Exodus 23:24

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their deeds; but thou shalt utterly destroy them, and utterly shatter their statues.

Deuteronomy 7:5

But thus shall ye deal with them: ye shall break down their altars, and shatter their statues, and hew down their Asherahs, and burn their graven images with fire.

2 Kings 23:16

And Josiah turned himself, and saw the sepulchres that were there on the mount; and he sent and took the bones out of the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and defiled it, according to the word of Jehovah, that the man of God had proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.

Numbers 19:16

And every one that toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead person, or the bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

Numbers 19:18

and a clean man shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, and upon all the utensils, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that hath touched the bone, or the one slain, or the dead person, or the grave;

Numbers 33:52

then ye shall dispossess all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and ye shall destroy all their figured images, and all their molten images shall ye destroy, and all their high places shall ye lay waste;

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt not covet the silver and gold that is on them and take it unto thee, lest thou be ensnared therein; for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.

2 Chronicles 34:3-4

And 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 Asherahs, and the graven images, and the molten images.

Jeremiah 8:1-2

At that time, saith Jehovah, they shall bring forth the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves;

Ezekiel 39:12-16

And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying them, that they may cleanse the land;

Micah 1:7

And all her graven images shall be beaten to pieces, and all her harlot-gifts shall be burned with fire, and all her idols will I make a desolation; for of the hire of a harlot hath she gathered them, and to a harlot's hire shall they return.

Matthew 23:27-28

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye are like whited sepulchres, which appear beautiful outwardly, but within are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.

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