2 Kings 23:6

Overview - 2 Kings 23
Josiah causes the book to be read in a solemn assembly.
He renews the covenant of the Lord.
He destroys idolatry.
15 He burns dead men's bones upon the altar of Beth-el, as was fore-prophesied.
21 He keeps a most solemn passover.
24 He puts away witches and all abomination.
26 God's final wrath against Judah.
29 Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh, is slain at Megiddo.
31 Jehoahaz, succeeding him, is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who makes Jehoiakim king.
36 Jehoiakim's wicked reign.
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2 Kings 23:6  (King James Version)
And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.

the grove
Or rather, Asherah, or Astarte.
21:7 Judges 3:7 ; 1 Kings 14:23 ; 16:33 Jeremiah 17:2

and burned
Exodus 32:20 ; Deuteronomy 7:25 ; 9:21

the graves
10:27 2 Chronicles 34:4

the children
Probably the common people.