106:34 They did not destroy the nations, 1
as the Lord had commanded them to do.
106:35 They mixed in with the nations
and learned their ways. 2
106:36 They worshiped 3 their idols,
which became a snare to them. 4
106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 5
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. 6
106:39 They were defiled by their deeds,
and unfaithful in their actions. 7
106:40 So the Lord was angry with his people 8
and despised the people who belong to him. 9
1 tn That is, the nations of Canaan.
2 tn Heb “their deeds.”
3 tn Or “served.”
4 sn Became a snare. See Exod 23:33; Judg 2:3.
5 tn The Hebrew term שֵׁדִים (shedim, “demons”) occurs only here and in Deut 32:17. Some type of lesser deity is probably in view.
6 sn Num 35:33-34 explains that bloodshed defiles a land.
7 tn Heb “and they committed adultery in their actions.” This means that they were unfaithful to the
8 tn Heb “the anger of the
9 tn Heb “his inheritance.”