Psalm 106:37
New International Version
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods.

New Living Translation
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons.

English Standard Version
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons;

Berean Study Bible
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

New American Standard Bible
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,

King James Bible
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

Christian Standard Bible
They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

Contemporary English Version
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons

Good News Translation
They offered their own sons and daughters as sacrifices to the idols of Canaan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

International Standard Version
They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

NET Bible
They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

New American Standard 1977
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

American King James Version
Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils,

American Standard Version
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sacrificed their sons, and their daughters to devils.

Darby Bible Translation
And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

English Revised Version
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons,

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons,

World English Bible
Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons.

Young's Literal Translation
And they sacrifice their sons And their daughters to destroyers,
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
36They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. 37They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. 38They shed innocent blood—the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.…
Cross References
1 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.

Leviticus 17:7
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.'

Deuteronomy 12:31
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.

Deuteronomy 32:17
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.

Psalm 16:4
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.

Isaiah 57:5
who burn with lust among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter your children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?

Jeremiah 19:5
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.

Ezekiel 16:20
You even took the sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them as food to idols. Was your prostitution not enough?

Ezekiel 16:21
You slaughtered My children and delivered them up through the fire to idols.

Ezekiel 20:31
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!

Treasury of Scripture

Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils,

they sacrificed.

Deuteronomy 12:30,31
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise…

Deuteronomy 18:10
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

2 Kings 16:3
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.

devils

Leviticus 17:7
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

Deuteronomy 32:17
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

2 Chronicles 11:15
And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.







Lexicon
They sacrificed
וַיִּזְבְּח֣וּ (way·yiz·bə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

their sons
בְּ֭נֵיהֶם (bə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

their daughters
בְּנֽוֹתֵיהֶ֗ם (bə·nō·w·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

to demons.
לַשֵּֽׁדִים׃ (laš·šê·ḏîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7700: Probably demon
(37) Devils.--Literally, lords, meaning, of course, the false deities. The word is, no doubt, chosen to represent the meaning of the heathen gods' names Ba'alim, Adonim. For the same Hebrew word, see Deuteronomy 32:17 (Judges 2:11, Baalim).

The Arabic equivalent of the Hebrew word became in Spain the Cid, and exists still in the Moorish sidi, i.e., "my lord."

Verse 37. - Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils. The Moloch sacrifices of children by their parents are evidently intended (comp. Leviticus 18:21; Deuteronomy 18:10; 2 Kings 3:27; Jeremiah 7:31; Ezekiel 23:37, etc.). (For the identification of the false gods of the heathen with "devils," comp. Leviticus 17:71; Deuteronomy 32:17; 2 Chronicles 11:15; 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21.) It is argued by some that the use of the word "devils," or "demons," here does not imply that the objects of the worship were evil spirits. But it is difficult to see what else can be meant. 106:34-48 The conduct of the Israelites in Canaan, and God's dealings with them, show that the way of sin is down-hill; omissions make way for commissions: when they neglected to destroy the heathen, they learned their works. One sin led to many more, and brought the judgments of God on them. Their sin was, in part, their own punishment. Sinners often see themselves ruined by those who led them into evil. Satan, who is a tempter, will be a tormentor. At length, God showed pity to his people for his covenant's sake. The unchangeableness of God's merciful nature and love to his people, makes him change the course of justice into mercy; and no other change is meant by God's repentance. Our case is awful when the outward church is considered. When nations professing Christianity, are so guilty as we are, no wonder if the Lord brings them low for their sins. Unless there is general and deep repentance, there can be no prospect but of increasing calamities. The psalm concludes with prayer for completing the deliverance of God's people, and praise for the beginning and progress of it. May all the people of the earth, ere long, add their Amen.
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