2 Chronicles 11:15
New International Version
when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made.

New Living Translation
Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the pagan shrines, where they worshiped the goat and calf idols he had made.

English Standard Version
and he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat idols and for the calves that he had made.

Berean Study Bible
And Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat demons and calf idols he had made.

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

New King James Version
Then he appointed for himself priests for the high places, for the demons, and the calf idols which he had made.

New American Standard Bible
He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and the calves which he had made.

NASB 1995
He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and for the calves which he had made.

NASB 1977
And he set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs, and for the calves which he had made.

Amplified Bible
Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, for the satyrs (goat demons) and calves (idols) which he had made.

Christian Standard Bible
Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat-demons, and the golden calves he had made.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat-demons, and the golden calves he had made.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Go say to Yorbaam: ‘Thus says THE LORD of LORDS of Israel: I exalted you from the people and I have set you King over my people Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made for himself priests of the high places, and for the idols, and for the vanities, and for the calves which Jeroboam made.

Contemporary English Version
Jeroboam chose his own priests to serve at the local shrines in Israel and at the places of worship where he had set up statues of goat-demons and of calves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made to himself priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

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

Good News Translation
Jeroboam appointed priests of his own to serve at the pagan places of worship and to worship demons and the idols he made in the form of bull-calves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, Jeroboam appointed [his own] priests for the illegal worship sites and the goat and calf statues he had made as idols.

International Standard Version
Jeroboam had appointed his own priests to serve at the high places and to serve the satyrs and calves that he had made.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the satyrs, and for the calves which he had made.

Literal Standard Version
and he establishes for himself priests for high places, and for goat [idols] and for calf [idols] that he made.

NET Bible
Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the worship centers and to lead in the worship of the goat idols and calf idols he had made.

New Heart English Bible
and he appointed him priests for the high places, and for the male 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.

Young's Literal Translation
and he establisheth to him priests for high places, and for goats, and for calves, that he made --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeroboam Forsakes the Priests and Levites
14For the Levites left their pasturelands and their possessions and went to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them as priests of the LORD. 15And Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat demons and calf idols he had made. 16Those from every tribe of Israel who had set their hearts to seek the LORD their God followed the Levites to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the LORD, the God of their fathers.…

Cross References
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.'

1 Kings 12:31
Jeroboam also built shrines on the high places and appointed from every class of people priests who were not Levites.

1 Kings 13:33
Even after these events, Jeroboam did not repent of his evil ways, but again he appointed priests for the high places from every class of people. He ordained anyone who desired to be a priest of the high places.

1 Kings 14:9
You have done more evil than all who came before you. You have proceeded to make for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me, and you have flung Me behind your back.

2 Chronicles 13:8
And now you think you can resist the kingdom of the LORD, which is in the hands of David's descendants. You are indeed a vast army, and you have with you the golden calves that Jeroboam made for you as gods.

2 Chronicles 13:9
But did you not drive out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites? And did you not make priests for yourselves as do the peoples of other lands? Now whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams can become a priest of things that are not gods.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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.

1 Corinthians 10:20,21
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils…

for the calves

Exodus 32:4-8,31
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt…

1 Kings 12:28
Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

1 Kings 14:9
But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:









(15) And he ordained.--And had appointed (1Chronicles 15:16-17; 1Chronicles 22:2).

For the high places.--Bamoth. (See Note on 1Kings 12:31 seqq.) Such local sanctuaries existed not only at Dan and Bethel, but also in other cities of the northern kingdom. (Comp. 2Kings 17:9.)

And for the devils.--S?'irim, "satyrs" (Isaiah 13:21). Literally, goats. (See Note on Leviticus 17:7.) The phrase indicates a prevalence of debasing idolatry in the time of Jeroboam. . . .

Verse 15. - The high places; i.e. Dan and Bethel (1 Kings 12:28-33). For the devils; i.e. for the "hairy ones" (שְׂעִירִים). Reference is intended to the idolatrous wore ship of the "he-goats" by the Hebrews, after the example of Egypt, and the reference here is either literal or derived (Leviticus 17:7). For the calves (see 1 Kings 12:28).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Jeroboam appointed
וַיַּֽעֲמֶד־ (way·ya·‘ă·meḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

his own
לוֹ֙ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

priests
כֹּֽהֲנִ֔ים (kō·hă·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

for the high places
לַבָּמ֖וֹת (lab·bā·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1116: An elevation

and for the goat-demons
וְלַשְּׂעִירִ֑ים (wə·laś·śə·‘î·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8163: Shaggy, a he-goat, a faun

and calf idols
וְלָעֲגָלִ֖ים (wə·lā·‘ă·ḡā·lîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5695: A, calf, one nearly grown

he had made.
עָשָֽׂה׃ (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make


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