New International Version
They yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods;
King James Bible
They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
Darby Bible Translation
And they joined themselves unto Baal-Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead;
World English Bible
They joined themselves also to Baal Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
And they are coupled to Baal-Peor, And eat the sacrifices of the dead,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor - The Vulgate, Septuagint, and others, have Belphegor; the Syriac and Arabic, the idol Phegor, or Phaaur; the ע ain in the word being pronounced as gh.
Ate the sacrifices or the dead - מתים methim, of dead men. Most of the heathen idols were seen, who had been deified after their death; many of whom had been execrated during their life.
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of the dead. The word maithim signifies dead men; for the idols of the heathen were generally men, warriors, kings, or lawgivers, who had been deified after their death; though many of them had been execrated during their life.
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who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods.
So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the LORD's anger burned against them.
You saw with your own eyes what the LORD did at Baal Peor. The LORD your God destroyed from among you everyone who followed the Baal of Peor,
"When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree. But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated themselves to that shameful idol and became as vile as the thing they loved.
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