New Living Translation
These women invited them to attend sacrifices to their gods, so the Israelites feasted with them and worshiped the gods of Moab.
King James Bible
And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
Darby Bible Translation
And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.
World English Bible
for they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and bowed down to their gods.
Young's Literal Translation
and they call for the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people eat, and bow themselves to their gods,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:2 They - The Moabites being now neighbours to the Israelites, and finding themselves unable to effect their design by war and witchcraft, fell another way to work, by contracting familiarity with them, and, perceiving their evil inclinations, they, that is, their daughters, invited them. Unto the sacrifices - Unto the feasts which were made of their parts of the sacrifices, after the manner of the Jews and Gentiles too, the participation whereof, was reckoned a participation in the worship of that God to whom the sacrifices were offered. Of their gods - Of their God, Baal - peor, the plural Elohim being here used, as commonly it is, for one God.
"Anyone who sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.
The people got up early the next morning to sacrifice burnt offerings and peace offerings. After this, they celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry.
"You must not make a treaty of any kind with the people living in the land. They lust after their gods, offering sacrifices to them. They will invite you to join them in their sacrificial meals, and you will go with them.
Where now are those gods, who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their offerings? Let those gods arise and help you! Let them provide you with shelter!
Then our ancestors joined in the worship of Baal at Peor; they even ate sacrifices offered to the dead!
When the Judeans in Moab, Ammon, Edom, and the other nearby countries heard that the king of Babylon had left a few people in Judah and that Gedaliah was the governor,
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