They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.
Cross References1 Corinthians 10:20
No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God. And I do not want you to be participants with demons.
They must no longer offer their sacrifices to the goat demons to which they have prostituted themselves. This will be a permanent statute for them for the generations to come.'
You must not worship the LORD your God in this way, because they practice for their gods every abomination which the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.
They sacrificed to demons, not to God, to gods they had not known, to newly arrived gods, which your fathers did not fear.
2 Kings 16:3
Instead, he walked in the way of the kings of Israel and even sacrificed his son in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
2 Kings 17:17
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire and practiced divination and soothsaying. They devoted themselves to doing evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.
Sorrows will multiply to those who chase other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood, or speak their names with my lips.
who burn with lust among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter your children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?
They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal--something I never commanded or mentioned, nor did it ever enter My mind.
You even took the sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them as food to idols. Was your prostitution not enough?
You slaughtered My children and delivered them up through the fire to idols.
When you offer your gifts, sacrificing your sons in the fire, you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. So should I be consulted by you, O house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will not be consulted by you!
Chapter Outline1. The psalmist exhorts to praise God
4. He prays for pardon of sin, as God pardoned the fathers
7. The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy
47. He concludes with prayer and praise
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Deuteronomy 12:30, 31
2 Kings 16:3
2 Kings 17:17
2 Kings 21:6
Ezekiel 16:20, 21
Ezekiel 23:37, 47
2 Chronicles 11:15
1 Corinthians 10:20
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