2 Chronicles 34:5
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New International Version
He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and so he purged Judah and Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
and he burned the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

World English Bible
He burnt the bones of the priests on their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and the bones of the priests he hath burnt on their altars, and cleanseth Judah and Jerusalem,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He burnt the bones of the priests - כומריא kumeraiya, the kemarim, says the Targum. See this word explained, 2 Kings 23:5 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Kings 13:2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus said the LORD; Behold...

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...

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...


2 Chronicles 34:7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder...

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defiles the land...

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to me with her whole heart, but feignedly, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

Ezekiel 22:24 Son of man, say to her, You are the land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation.

'Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. 2. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left. 3. 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 groves, and the carved images,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Book of the Law
The silent yet powerful influences set in operation by the messages of the prophets regarding the Babylonian Captivity did much to prepare the way for a reformation that took place in the eighteenth year of Josiah's reign. This reform movement, by which threatened judgments were averted for a season, was brought about in a wholly unexpected manner through the discovery and study of a portion of Holy Scripture that for many years had been strangely misplaced and lost. Nearly a century before, during
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 13:2
By the word of the LORD he cried out against the altar: "Altar, altar! This is what the LORD says: 'A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you.'"

2 Kings 23:20
Josiah slaughtered all the priests of those high places on the altars and burned human bones on them. Then he went back to Jerusalem.

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