Leviticus 17:7
Text Analysis
3808 [e]וְלֹא־
And noConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
2076 [e]יִזְבְּח֥וּ
they shall offerV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
5750 [e]עוֹד֙
853 [e]אֶת־
2077 [e]זִבְחֵיהֶ֔ם
their sacrificesN-mpc | 3mp
8163 [e]לַשְּׂעִירִ֕ם
to demonsPrep-l, Art | N-mp
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֛ר
after whomPro-r
1992 [e]הֵ֥ם
2181 [e]זֹנִ֖ים
have prostitutedV-Qal-Prtcpl-mp
310 [e]אַחֲרֵיהֶ֑ם
themselvesPrep | 3mp
2708 [e]חֻקַּ֥ת
A statuteN-fsc
5769 [e]עוֹלָ֛ם
1961 [e]תִּֽהְיֶה־
shall beV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
2063 [e]זֹּ֥את
1992 [e]לָהֶ֖ם
for themPrep-l | Pro-3mp
1755 [e]לְדֹרֹתָֽם׃
throughout their generationsPrep-l | N-mpc | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
ויקרא 17:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְלֹא־יִזְבְּח֥וּ עֹוד֙ אֶת־זִבְחֵיהֶ֔ם לַשְּׂעִירִ֕ם אֲשֶׁ֛ר הֵ֥ם זֹנִ֖ים אַחֲרֵיהֶ֑ם חֻקַּ֥ת עֹולָ֛ם תִּֽהְיֶה־זֹּ֥את לָהֶ֖ם לְדֹרֹתָֽם׃

ויקרא 17:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ולא־יזבחו עוד את־זבחיהם לשעירם אשר הם זנים אחריהם חקת עולם תהיה־זאת להם לדרתם׃

ויקרא 17:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ולא־יזבחו עוד את־זבחיהם לשעירם אשר הם זנים אחריהם חקת עולם תהיה־זאת להם לדרתם׃

ויקרא 17:7 Hebrew Bible
ולא יזבחו עוד את זבחיהם לשעירם אשר הם זנים אחריהם חקת עולם תהיה זאת להם לדרתם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"They shall no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat demons with which they play the harlot. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations."'

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They must no longer offer their sacrifices to the goat-demons that they have prostituted themselves with. This will be a permanent statute for them throughout their generations."
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devils, Seirim, properly signifies hairy or hairy ones; and hence is used not only for he-goats, but also for some fabulous beings or sylvan gods, to whom was ascribed the form of goats. Maimonides says that the Zabian idolaters worshipped demons under the form of goats; and that this custom being spread among other nations, gave occasion to this precept. He-goats, however, are probably intended here, which were objects of divine honour among the Egyptians under the name of honour among the Egyptians under the name of Mendes. Herodotus says that all goats were worshipped in Egypt; but particularly he-goats. From these seem to have sprung {Pan, Silenus} and the innumerable herd of those imaginary beings, {fauns, satyrs, dryads}, all woodland gods, and held in veneration by the Greeks and Romans.

gone a whoring. Though this phrase is equivalent, in Scripture, to that of committing idolatry, yet it is to be taken sometimes in a literal sense. Baalpeor and Ashtaroth were worshipped with obscene rite; and public prostitution formed a great part of the worship among the Egyptians, Moabites, Canaanites, Greeks, and Romans.

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