2 Kings 23:7

“And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he brake downe the houses of the Sodomites that were by the house of the Lord, where the women woue hangings for the groue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He also broke down the houses of the {male} cult prostitutes which {were} in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving hangings for the Asherah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of Jehovah, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had the houses pulled down of those who were used for sex purposes in the house of the Lord, where women were making robes for the Asherah.
- Basic English Bible

And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, which were in the house of Jehovah, where the women wove tents for the Asherah.
- Darby Bible

And he broke down the houses of the sodomites that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
- Webster's Bible

He broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of Yahweh, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
- World English Bible

And he breaketh down the houses of the whoremongers that [are] in the house of Jehovah, where the women are weaving houses for the shrine.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of the LORD, where the women wove coverings for the Asherah.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 23:7


23:7 Sodomites - Sodomy was a part of idol - worship, being done to the honour of some of their idols, and by the appointment of those impure and diabolical spirits, which were worshipped in their idols. Hangings - Or, curtains, either to draw before the idols which were worshipped in the grove, to preserve them from defilement, or to gain more reverence for them: Or, garments for the service of the grove, for the idols or the priests belonging to them. Heb. houses, that is, either little chappels made of woven work, like those which were made of silver, #Acts 19:24|, within which there were some representations of their grove - idols: or rather, tents made of those curtains for the use above - mentioned.


Discussion for 2 Kings 23

  • 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
  • Okonkwo Agnes
    King Josiah set his heart to serve the Lord and the Lord prospered him, also as believers, we should always desire to please the Lord at all times in spite of perscution, trials, etc. Again, what ever God says he will do, he must surely do it even as it happended when Josiah destroyed all the images in the temple.

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