15 ‘The person who makes a carved idol or cast image, which is detestable to the Lord, the work of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret is cursed.’

And all the people will reply, ‘Amen!’

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Solomon followed Ashtoreth,(A) the goddess of the Sidonians, and Milcom,(B) the abhorrent idol of the Ammonites.(C)

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At that time, Solomon built a high place(A) for Chemosh,(B) the abhorrent idol of Moab, and for Milcom,[a](C) the abhorrent idol of the Ammonites, on the hill across from Jerusalem.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 11:7 Lit Molech

13 The king also defiled the high places that were across from Jerusalem, to the south of the Mount of Destruction, which King Solomon of Israel had built for Ashtoreth, the abhorrent idol of the Sidonians; for Chemosh, the abhorrent idol of Moab; and for Milcom, the detestable idol of the Ammonites.(A) 14 He broke the sacred pillars into pieces,(B) cut down the Asherah poles,(C) then filled their places with human bones.

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