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Psalms 106:28

    Psalms 106:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They joined themselves also to Baalpeor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, And ate the sacrifices of the dead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they were joined to Baal-peor, and took part in the offerings to the dead.

    Webster's Revision

    They joined themselves also 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 106:28

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 106:28

    They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor - They joined in their devotions, or, they shared in the rites of idolatrous worship. This occurred when they were in the regions of Moab, and on the very borders of the promised land. Numbers 25. Many other instances of a similar kind are passed over by the psalmist, and this seems to have been selected because of its special aggravation, and to show the general character of the nation. Even after their long-continued enjoyment of the favor and protection of God - after he had conducted them safely through the wilderness - after he had brought them to the very border of the land of Canaan, and all his promises were about to be fulfilled, they still showed a disposition to depart from God. Baal-peor was an idol of the Moabites, in whose worship females prostituted themselves. Gesenius, Lexicon. Compare Numbers 25:1-3. Baal was the name of the idol; Peor was the name of a mountain in Moab, where the idol was worshipped.

    And ate the sacrifices of the dead - Of false gods, represented as "dead" or having no life, in contradistinction from the true and "living God." They ate the sacrifices offered to those idols; that is, they participated in their worship. Numbers 25:2.