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  • He also tore down the houses of the shrine prostitutes that were inside the Temple of the LORD, where the women wove coverings for the Asherah pole. - 2 Kings 23:7


  • Josiah brought back to Jerusalem all the priests of the LORD, who were living in other towns of Judah. He also defiled all the pagan shrines, where they had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba. He destroyed the shrines at the entrance to the gate of Joshua, the governor of Jerusalem. This gate was located to the left of the city gate as one enters the city. - 2 Kings 23:8


  • The priests who had served at the pagan shrines were not allowed to serve at the LORD's altar in Jerusalem, but they were allowed to eat unleavened bread with the other priests. - 2 Kings 23:9


  • The king also desecrated the pagan shrines east of Jerusalem and south of the Mount of Corruption, where King Solomon of Israel had built shrines for Ashtoreth, the detestable goddess of the Sidonians; and for Chemosh, the detestable god of the Moabites; and for Molech,* the detestable god of the Ammonites.2 - 2 Kings 23:13


  • The king also tore down the altar at Bethel, the pagan shrine that Jeroboam son of Nebat had made when he led Israel into sin. Josiah crushed the stones to dust and burned the Asherah pole. - 2 Kings 23:15


  • Then Josiah demolished all the buildings at the pagan shrines in the towns of Samaria, just as he had done at Bethel. They had been built by the various kings of Israel and had made the LORD very angry. - 2 Kings 23:19


  • He executed the priests of the pagan shrines on their own altars, and he burned human bones on the altars to desecrate them. Finally, he returned to Jerusalem. - 2 Kings 23:20


  • Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the pagan shrines, where they worshiped the goat and calf idols he had made. - 2 Chronicles 11:15


  • He removed the pagan altars and the shrines. He smashed the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah poles. - 2 Chronicles 14:3


  • Asa also removed the pagan shrines, as well as the incense altars from every one of Judah's towns. So Asa's kingdom enjoyed a period of peace. - 2 Chronicles 14:5


  • Although the pagan shrines were not completely removed from Israel, Asa remained fully committed to the LORD throughout his life. - 2 Chronicles 15:17


  • He was committed to the ways of the LORD. He knocked down the pagan shrines and destroyed the Asherah poles. - 2 Chronicles 17:6


  • During his reign, however, he failed to remove all the pagan shrines, and the people never fully committed themselves to following the God of their ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 20:33


  • He had built pagan shrines in the hill country of Judah and had led the people of Jerusalem and Judah to give themselves to pagan gods. - 2 Chronicles 21:11


  • He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the pagan shrines and on the hills and under every green tree. - 2 Chronicles 28:4


  • He made pagan shrines in all the towns of Judah for offering sacrifices to other gods. In this way, he aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of his ancestors. - 2 Chronicles 28:25


  • Now when the festival ended, the Israelites who attended went to all the towns of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and they smashed the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherah poles, and removed the pagan shrines and altars. After this, the Israelites returned to their own towns and homes. - 2 Chronicles 31:1
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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