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2 Kings 23:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were in the house of Jehovah, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, which were in the house of Jehovah, where the women wove tents for the Asherah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and he brake down the houses of the male devotees, which were in the house of Yahweh,—where the women did weave houses to the Sacred Stem;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He destroyed also the pavilions of the effeminate, which were in the house of the Lord, for which the women wove as it were little dwellings for the grove.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he pulled down the house of the sodomites that were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove tents for the grove.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that [were] by the house of Yahweh, where the women wove hangings for the grove.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he brake down 5422
{5422} Prime
נָתַץ
nathats
{naw-thats'}
A primitive root; to tear down.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the houses 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of the sodomites, 6945
{6945} Prime
קָדֵשׁ
qadesh
{kaw-dashe'}
From H6942; a (quasi) sacred person, that is, (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry.
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[were] by the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
where x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
the women 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
wove 707
{0707} Prime
אָרַג
'arag
{aw-rag'}
A primitive root; to plait or weave.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
hangings 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
for the grove. 842
{0842} Prime
אֲשֵׁרָה
'asherah
{ash-ay-raw'}
From H0833; happy; asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Kings 23:7

_ _ brake down the houses of the sodomites — not solid houses, but tents, called elsewhere [2 Kings 17:30] Succoth-benoth, “the booths of the young women,” who were devoted to the service of Asherah, for which they made embroidered hangings, and in which they gave themselves to unbridled revelry and lust. Or the hangings might be for Asherah itself, as it is a popular superstition in the East to hang pieces of cloth on trees.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 23:4-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Kings 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the sodomites:

Genesis 19:4-5 But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: ... And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
1 Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.
2 Chronicles 34:33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that [pertained] to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, [even] to serve the LORD their God. [And] all his days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: ... And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

where:

Exodus 35:25-26 And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, [both] of blue, and of purple, [and] of scarlet, and of fine linen. ... And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' [hair].
Ezekiel 8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
Ezekiel 16:16 And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: [the like things] shall not come, neither shall it be [so].
Hosea 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

hangings:
Heb. houses
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Gn 19:4. Ex 35:25. 1K 14:24; 15:12; 22:46. 2Ch 34:33. Ezk 8:14; 16:16. Ho 2:13. Ro 1:26.

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