And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.
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George Leo Haydock
Burnt, conformably to Deuteronomy vii. 25. These idols were commonly made of wood, and covered with plates of gold The Philistines took them along with them to battle, as the Hebrews carried the ark on many occasions. The Greeks, at the siege of Troy, had their gods on board their vessels; (Homer, Iliad ix.) and the Romans had theirs on their ensigns, in their wars.