And he ordained him priests for the high places
Of such who were not of the tribe of Levi, and family of Aaron; see ( 1 Kings 12:31 )
and for the devils;
demons in the shape of goats, as this word signifies, in which form many of the Heathen deities were worshipped; idols of whatsoever kind are so called; for whosoever worships them worships not God, but devils, ( 1 Corinthians 10:21 ) the images which Jeroboam set up may be meant, and the next clause may be rendered as explanative of them:
even for the calves which he had made;
one of which he set up at Dan, and the other at Bethel, ( 1 Kings 12:28 1 Kings 12:29 ) .