1 Kings 14:24

24 There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

1 Kings 14:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
ESV
24 and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the LORD drove out before the people of Israel.
NLT
24 There were even male and female shrine prostitutes throughout the land. The people imitated the detestable practices of the pagan nations the LORD had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.
MSG
24 Worse, they had male sacred prostitutes, polluting the country outrageously - all the stuff that God had gotten rid of when he brought Israel into the land.
CSB
24 there were even male shrine prostitutes in the land. They imitated all the abominations of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.

1 Kings 14:24 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 14:24

And there were also Sodomites in the land,
&e.] Such as were addicted to unnatural lusts between men and men, which the men of Sodom were guilty of, from whence they had their name: Jarchi interprets the word adultery and some versions render it whoremongers; and filthy actions of this nature, both by men and women, usually attended idolatrous practices among the heathens; in their temples and groves such wickednesses were privately perpetrated:

[and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which
the Lord cast out before the children of Israel;
the Canaanites, of whose uncleannesses, incests, and bestialities, see ( Leviticus 18:1-30 ) .

1 Kings 14:24 In-Context

22 Judah did evil in the eyes of the LORD. By the sins they committed they stirred up his jealous anger more than those who were before them had done.
23 They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.
24 There were even male shrine prostitutes in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.
25 In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem.
26 He carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 23:17; 1 Kings 15:12; 2 Kings 23:7
  • 2. 1 Kings 11:5-7; 2 Kings 21:2; Ezra 9:11; Proverbs 21:27; Isaiah 1:13; Jeremiah 16:18; Jeremiah 32:35; Jeremiah 44:4