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2 Chronicles 11:15

    2 Chronicles 11:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the he-goats, and for the calves which he had made.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he himself made priests for the high places, and for the images of he-goats and oxen which he had made.

    Webster's Revision

    and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the he-goats, and for the calves which he had made.

    World English Bible

    and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the male goats, and for the calves which he had made.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the he-goats, and for the calves which he had made.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 11:15

    And he ordained him priests - for the devils - שעירים seirim, the hairy ones; probably goats: for as the golden calves, or oxen, were in imitation of the Egyptian ox-god, Apis; so they no doubt paid Divine honors to the goat, which we know was an object of religious veneration in Egypt.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 11:15

    The high places - i. e., the two sanctuaries at Dan and Bethel.

    For the devils - literally, "for the goats:" probably the word is used (as in Leviticus 17:7) for objects of idolatrous worship generally.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 11:15

    11:15 High places - Or, for the high places, both for the devils (the Baals, or false gods, which divers of his people worshipped, whom he encouraged to do so, giving them liberty to do anything but to serve God at Jerusalem) and for the calves. So he erected two sorts of high places, some for Baal, and some for the true God, whom be pretended to worship, in and by the calves.