2 Kings 23:5

“And hee put downe the idolatrous priests whome the kings of Iudah had ordeined to burne incense in the high places, in the cities of Iudah and in the places round about Ierusalem: them also that burnt incense vnto Baal, to the Sunne, and to the Moone, and to the Planets, and to all the hoste of heauen.”

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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.
- King James Version

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he put an end to the false priests, who had been put in their positions by the kings of Judah to see to the burning of offerings in the high places in the towns of Judah and the outskirts of Jerusalem, and all those who made offerings to Baal and to the sun and the moon and the twelve signs and all the stars of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

And he abolished the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah, and the environs of Jerusalem; and them that burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven.
- Darby 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 around 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.
- Webster's Bible

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 around Jerusalem; those also who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the army of the sky.
- World English Bible

And he hath caused to cease the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah have appointed, (and they make perfume in high places, in cities of Judah and suburbs of Jerusalem,) and those making perfume to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to offer in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that offered unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 23:5


23:5 Priests - Heb. the Chemarim; the highest rank of priests, employed in the highest work, which was to burn incense.


Discussion for 2 Kings 23

  • Anne
    Josiah did what he had to do to commit to the commandments of God. We should do our part in the Kingdom of God and leave the rest to God.
  • Irene123
    I think that Josiah who was raised with filth and idolatry actually turned to the truth of God's word when FIRST confronted with it!!! It's so beautiful, but so 'almost' unbelievable. I wasn't raised with anything, but I knew there was a 'god' somewhere - wasn't there .....? I was an 'empty vessel'. Then, at age 27 He began filling me with His truth. I had nothing to compare it to, as Josiah did.
  • really powerful verse and chapter on REFORM....
  • Elizabeth
    It is a great thing that king Josiah served the Lord and was favored.that should be a very good example to all of us as a christian.
  • Prosper onyemaechi
    King josiah is a king of diginity nd a man of excellent behaviour that every body has to emmulate.every higher ground international school student shuld knw that it is good to live a life of purity.
  • OLUWATISE
    I PRAY DAT IN THE NAME OF THE ALMIGTHY GOD U N I WIL NOT SERVE A MAN MADE god IN NAME OF JESUS AMEN

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