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1 Kings 14:24

    1 Kings 14:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Jehovah drove out before the children of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And more than this, there were those in the land who were used for sex purposes in the worship of the gods, doing the same disgusting crimes as the nations which the Lord had sent out before the children of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Jehovah drove out before the children of Israel.

    World English Bible

    and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which Yahweh drove out before the children of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and there were also sodomites in the land: they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD drave out before the children of Israel.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 14:24

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Kings 14:24

    There were also sodomites in the land - קדשים kedeshim, consecrated persons; persons who had devoted themselves, in practices of the greatest impurity, to the service of the most impure idols.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 14:24

    Sodomites - literally, " (men) consecrated." The men in question were in fact "consecrated" to the mother of the gods, the famous "Dea Syra," whose priests, or rather devotees, they were considered to be. The nature of the ancient idolatries is best understood by recollecting that persons of this degraded class practiced their abominable trade under a religious sanction.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 14:24

    14:24 Abomination - They dishonoured God by one sin, and then God left them to dishonour themselves by another.