Moreover, all the vessels which King Ahaz in his reign did
cast away in his transgression
Not that he threw them away, being valuable, as made of gold and silver; but, as Kimchi interprets it, he removed them, and converted them to idolatrous uses; or, as the Targum, he defiled or profaned them, and made them abominable by strange idols: have we prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before the altar
of the Lord;
they had cleaned them, and fitted them for service, and had put them where they were ready for use; though the Targum is,
``we have laid them aside, and hid them, and prepared others in their room,''as unfit for divine service; and which is the sense of other Jewish writers F15.
F15 T. Bab. Avodah Zarah, fol. 54. 2.