New American Standard Bible
For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.
King James Bible
And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
Darby Bible Translation
And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.
World English Bible
for they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.
Young's Literal Translation
and they call for the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people eat, and bow themselves to their gods,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And they called - i. e., "the daughters of Moab called."
LibraryCan Our Dead Speak to Us?
The ministration of holy angels, as presented in the Scriptures, is a truth most comforting and precious to every follower of Christ. But the Bible teaching upon this point has been obscured and perverted by the errors of popular theology. The doctrine of natural immortality, first borrowed from the pagan philosophy, and in the darkness of the great apostasy incorporated into the Christian faith, has supplanted the truth, so plainly taught in Scripture, that "the dead know not anything." Multitudes …
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy
"He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.
So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,
Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, And drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your hiding place!
They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
Likewise, also all the Jews who were in Moab and among the sons of Ammon and in Edom and who were in all the other countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant for Judah, and that he had appointed over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan.
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