2 Chronicles 11:15

15 when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made.

2 Chronicles 11:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
ESV
15 and he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat idols and for the calves that he had made.
NLT
15 Jeroboam appointed his own priests to serve at the pagan shrines, where they worshiped the goat and calf idols he had made.
MSG
15 and replaced them with his own priests to preside over the worship centers at which he had installed goat and calf demon-idols.
CSB
15 Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat-demons, and the [gold] calves he had made.

2 Chronicles 11:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 11:15

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 ) .

2 Chronicles 11:15 In-Context

13 The priests and Levites from all their districts throughout Israel sided with him.
14 The Levites even abandoned their pasturelands and property and came to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them as priests of the LORD
15 when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the goat and calf idols he had made.
16 Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the LORD, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the LORD, the God of their ancestors.
17 They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam son of Solomon three years, following the ways of David and Solomon during this time.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S 1 Kings 13:33
  • 2. S 1 Kings 12:31
  • 3. Leviticus 17:7
  • 4. 1 Kings 12:28; 2 Chronicles 13:8