New International Version
They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.
King James Bible
And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
And they served their idols; and they were a snare unto them:
World English Bible
They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
Young's Literal Translation
And serve their idols, And they are to them for a snare.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They served their idols - עצביהם atsabbeyhem, their labors or griefs - idols, so called because of the pains taken in forming them, the labor in worshipping them, and the grief occasioned by the Divine judgments against the people for their idolatry.
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"The waves covered their enemies.... Then believed they His words." --PSALM cvi. 1-12. Their faith was born in a great emergency. A spectacular deliverance was needed to implant their trust in the Lord. They found no witness in the quiet daily providence; the unobtrusive miracle of daily mercy did not awake their song. They dwelt upon the "special" blessing, when all the time the really special blessing was to be found in the sleepless care which watched over them in their ordinary and commonplace …
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The Second Commandment
Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you."
You must destroy all the peoples the LORD your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you.
They forsook the LORD, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the LORD's anger
All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods!
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