1 Kings 14:24
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New International Version
There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

New Living Translation
There were even male and female shrine prostitutes throughout the land. The people imitated the detestable practices of the pagan nations the LORD had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.

English Standard Version
and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the LORD drove out before the people of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
there were even male cult prostitutes in the land. They imitated all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had dispossessed before the Israelites.

International Standard Version
They even maintained male shrine prostitutes throughout the land, and imitated every detestable practice that the nations practiced whom the LORD had expelled in front of the Israelis.

NET Bible
There were also male cultic prostitutes in the land. They committed the same horrible sins as the nations that the LORD had driven out from before the Israelites.

New Heart English Bible
and there were also male shrine prostitutes in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD drove out before the children of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There were even male prostitutes in the temples of idols throughout the land. The people of Judah did all the disgusting practices done by the nations that the LORD had forced out of the Israelites' way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and there were also sodomites in the land; they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD drove out before the children of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the Gentiles which the LORD had cast out before the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And there were also male prostitutes in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Jehovah drove out before the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There were also the effeminate in the land, and they did according to all the abominations of the people whom the Lord had destroyed before the face of the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
and there were also sodomites in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that Jehovah had dispossessed before the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD drave out before the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh drove out before the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and also a whoremonger hath been in the land; they have done according to all the abominations of the nations that Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel.
Study Bible
Rehoboam's Wicked Reign in Judah
23For they also built for themselves high places and sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and beneath every luxuriant tree. 24There were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD dispossessed before the sons of Israel. 25Now it happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam, that Shishak the king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:5
and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them."

Deuteronomy 23:17
"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.

1 Kings 15:12
He also put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.

1 Kings 22:46
The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land.

2 Kings 23:7
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.
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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.

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1 Kings 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the …

1 Kings 22:46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his …

Genesis 19:5 And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men which …

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite …

Judges 19:22 Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the …

2 Kings 23:7 And he broke down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house …

Romans 1:24-27 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their …

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

(24) Sodomites.--See 1Kings 15:12; 2Kings 23:7. There is a horrible significance in the derivation of this word, which is properly "consecrated," or "devoted;" for it indicates the license, and even the sanction, of unnatural lusts in those consecrated to the abominations of Nature-worship. The appearance of such in the land, whether Canaanites or apostate Israelites, is evidently noted as the climax of the infinite corruption which had set in, rivalling--and, if rivalling, exceeding in depth of wickedness--the abominations of the old inhabitants of the land. That such horrors are not incompatible with advance in knowledge and material civilisation, history tells us but too plainly. To find them sanctioned under cover of religious ritual marks, however, a lower depth still.

Verse 24. - And there were also Sodomites [קָדֵשׁ, a collective noun = הַקְּדֵשִׁים (1 Kings 15:12) = consecrated persons or devotees, because they were set apart to the service of Astarte, the Dea Syria. It is clear from Deuteronomy 23:18 (Heb.) that male prostitutes are here spoken of, the name of the female being קְדֵשָׁה. The former is described in ver. 19 50.c. as a dog, the latter as a whore] in the land [cf. 1 Kings 15:12. It is highly probable that these infamous persons were of Canaanite or Phoenician origin (this being a Phoenician superstition, Movers, "Phoniz." 1:671), but it is somewhat precarious to found an assertion to that effect on these last words (as Bahr)], and [Heb. omits and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations [see Leviticus 18:20; Deuteronomy 18:9-12] which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. ["Here we see a reason for God's command, requiring the extirpation of the Canaanites" (Wordsworth).] And there were also Sodomites in the land, Such as were addicted to unnatural lusts between men and men, which the men of Sodom were guilty of, from whence they had their name: Jarchi interprets the word adultery and some versions render it whoremongers; and filthy actions of this nature, both by men and women, usually attended idolatrous practices among the heathens; in their temples and groves such wickednesses were privately perpetrated:

and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel; the Canaanites, of whose uncleannesses, incests, and bestialities, see Leviticus 18:1. 14:21-31 Here is no good said of Rehoboam, and much said to the disadvantage of his subjects. The abounding of the worst crimes, of the worst of the heathen, in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen for his temple and his worship, shows that nothing can mend the hearts of fallen men but the sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit. On this alone may we depend; for this let us daily pray, in behalf of ourselves and all around us. The splendour of their temple, the pomp of their priesthood, and all the advantages with which their religion was attended, could not prevail to keep them close to it; nothing less than the pouring out the Spirit will keep God's Israel in their allegiance to him. Sin exposes, makes poor, and weakens any people. Shishak, king of Egypt, came and took away the treasures. Sin makes the gold become dim, changes the most fine gold, and turns it into brass.
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