and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. 2
as the Lord had commanded them to do.
106:35 They mixed in with the nations
and learned their ways. 4
which became a snare to them. 6
106:38 They shed innocent blood –
the blood of their sons and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan.
The land was polluted by bloodshed. 8
106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,
and unfaithful in their actions. 9
1 tn Heb “joined themselves to.”
sn They worshiped Baal of Peor. See Num 25:3, 5. Baal of Peor was a local manifestation of the Canaanite deity Baal located at Peor.
2 tn Here “the dead” may refer to deceased ancestors (see Deut 26:14). Another option is to understand the term as a derogatory reference to the various deities which the Israelites worshiped at Peor along with Baal (see Num 25:2 and L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 [WBC], 49).
3 tn That is, the nations of Canaan.
4 tn Heb “their deeds.”
5 tn Or “served.”