“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)
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.