Parallel Verses

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.

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

Darby Translation

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

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.

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 east of Jerusalem, which were on the south of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, 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 images, and cut down the idol poles, and filled their places with the bones of men. 15 Moreover the altar that was at Beth-el, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he broke down, and burned the high place, and crushed it to powder, and burned the idol pole.



Cross References

Exodus 23:24

You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but you shall utterly overthrow them, and completely break down their images.

Deuteronomy 7:5

But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their idol poles, and burn their graven images with fire.

2 Kings 23:16

And as Josiah turned, he saw the sepulchers that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchers, and burned them upon the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.

Numbers 19:16

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

Numbers 19:18

And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:

Numbers 33:52

Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their engraved stones, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places:

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

The graven images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto you, lest you be snared by it: for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

2 Chronicles 34:3-4

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 idol poles, and the carved images, and the molten images.

Jeremiah 8:1-2

At that time, says the LORD, they shall bring out 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 pay shall be burned with the fire, and all her idols will I lay desolate: for she gathered it from the pay of a harlot, and they shall return to the pay of a harlot.

Matthew 23:27-28

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unto whitewashed sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

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