Deuteronomy 12:31

Overview - Deuteronomy 12
Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed.
The place of God's service to be kept.
15 Blood is forbidden.
16 Blood is forbidden.
17 Holy things must be eaten in the holy place.
18 Holy things must be eaten in the holy place.
19 The Levite is not to be forsaken.
20 Blood is forbidden.
26 Holy things must be eaten in the holy place.
29 Idolatry is not to be enquired after.
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Deuteronomy 12:31  (King James Version)
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

4 ; 18:9 Exodus 23:2 ; Leviticus 18:3 Leviticus 18:26-30 ; 2 Kings 17:15-17 ; 21:2 2 Chronicles 33:2
2 Chronicles 36:14

abomination to the
Hebrew abomination of the. even their
sons. The unnatural and horrid practice of offering human sacrifices not only existed, but universally prevailed among ancient nations. We have already (Note on Leviticus 20:2 )referred to the custom among the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, descendants from the Canaanitish nations, of sacrificing their children to Moloch, or Saturn; and we will now cite a passage from Diodorus Siculus, (lib
xx.) which immediately precedes that already produced relative to this barbarous custom. He states that the Carthaginians imputed their being besieged by Agathocles to the anger of Saturn, because, instead of sacrificing the best of their own children, as formerly, they had sacrificed children bought for that purpose. "In haste, therefore, to rectify their errors, they chose 200 of the noblest children, and publicly sacrificed them! Others, accused of irreligion, voluntarily gave themselves up, to the number of no less than 300!"
18:10 Leviticus 18:21 ; 20:2 Jeremiah 7:31 ; 32:35 Ezekiel 20:31 ; 23:27 Micah 6:7