2 Kings 23:14
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New International Version
Josiah smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles and covered the sites with human bones.


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


Holman Christian Standard 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.


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


Douay-Rheims Bible
And he broke in pieces the statues, and cut down the groves: and he filled their places with the bones of dead 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.


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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Context
Josiah Destroys Idolatry

4And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel. 5And 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 to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. 6And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof on the graves of the children of the people. 7And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. 8And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and broke down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city. 9Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the LORD in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brothers. 10And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech. 11And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire. 12And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, and broke them down from there, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron. 13And 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. 14And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men. 15Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, 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 stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove. 16And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchers that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchers, and burned them on the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words. 17Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the men of the city told him, It is the sepulcher of the man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed these things that you have done against the altar of Bethel. 18And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria. 19And all the houses also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the Lord to anger, Josiah took away, and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel. 20And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there on the altars, and burned men's bones on them, and returned to Jerusalem.
Cross References
Exodus 34:13
But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:


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


Deuteronomy 7:25
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 to you, lest you be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.


2 Kings 23:16
And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchers that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchers, and burned them on the altar, and polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.


Isaiah 44:19
And none considers in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yes, also I have baked bread on the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?


Ezekiel 6:5
And I will lay the dead carcasses of the children of Israel before their idols; and I will scatter your bones round about your altars.


Treasury of Scripture

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

he brake.

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...

Numbers 33:52 Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures...

Deuteronomy 7:5,25,26 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves...

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...

Micah 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire...

images. Heb. statues. the bones of men.

2 Kings 23:16 And as Josiah turned himself, he spied the sepulchers that were there in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of the sepulchers...

Numbers 19:16,18 And whoever 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...

Jeremiah 8:1,2 At that time, said the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes...

Ezekiel 39:12-16 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land...

Matthew 23:27,28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like to white washed sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward...

Strong's Concordance
And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, and filled their places with the bones of men.
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2 Kings Chapter 23 Verse 14

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