106:37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 1
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. 2
1 tn The Hebrew term שֵׁדִים (shedim, “demons”) occurs only here and in Deut 32:17. Some type of lesser deity is probably in view.
2 sn Num 35:33-34 explains that bloodshed defiles a land.