2 Kings 21:5
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New International Version
In the two courts of the temple of the LORD, he built altars to all the starry hosts.

King James Bible
And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built altars to all the host of heaven in both courts of the house of Jehovah.

World English Bible
He built altars for all the army of the sky in the two courts of the house of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And he buildeth altars to all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of Jehovah;

2 Kings 21:5 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Built altars - He placed idolatrous altars even in the temple.

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in the two courts.

2 Kings 23:4,6 And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door...

1 Kings 6:36 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone, and a row of cedar beams.

1 Kings 7:12 And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams...

2 Chronicles 33:5,15 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD...

Ezekiel 40:28,32,37,47 And he brought me to the inner court by the south gate: and he measured the south gate according to these measures...

Ezekiel 42:3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court...

Ezekiel 43:5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.

Ezekiel 44:19 And when they go forth into the utter court, even into the utter court to the people...

Library
The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
THE FALL OF NINEVEH AND THE RISE OF THE CHALDAEAN AND MEDIAN EMPIRES--THE XXVIth EGYPTIAN DYNASTY: CYAXARES, ALYATTES, AND NEBUCHADREZZAR. The legendary history of the kings of Media and the first contact of the Medes with the Assyrians: the alleged Iranian migrations of the Avesta--Media-proper, its fauna and flora; Phraortes and the beginning of the Median empire--Persia proper and the Persians; conquest of Persia by the Medes--The last monuments of Assur-bani-pal: the library of Kouyunjik--Phraortes
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
"Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place."--2 Kings
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Cross References
1 Kings 7:12
The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico.

2 Kings 23:4
The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the priests next in rank and the doorkeepers to remove from the temple of the LORD all the articles made for Baal and Asherah and all the starry hosts. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley and took the ashes to Bethel.

2 Kings 23:5
He did away with the idolatrous priests appointed by the kings of Judah to burn incense on the high places of the towns of Judah and on those around Jerusalem--those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and moon, to the constellations and to all the starry hosts.

2 Kings 23:12
He pulled down the altars the kings of Judah had erected on the roof near the upper room of Ahaz, and the altars Manasseh had built in the two courts of the temple of the LORD. He removed them from there, smashed them to pieces and threw the rubble into the Kidron Valley.

2 Chronicles 4:9
He made the courtyard of the priests, and the large court and the doors for the court, and overlaid the doors with bronze.

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