doing something that was disgusting. 3
They prophesied in the name of the god Baal
and led my people Israel astray. 4
23:12 So the paths they follow will be dark and slippery.
They will stumble and fall headlong.
For I will bring disaster on them.
A day of reckoning is coming for them.” 5
The Lord affirms it! 6
1 tn The words “The
4 tn Heb “by Baal.”
sn Prophesying in the name of the god Baal was a clear violation of Mosaic law and punishable by death (see Deut 13:1-5). For an example of the apostasy encouraged by prophets of Baal in the northern kingdom of Israel see 1 Kgs 18:16-40.
6 tn Heb “Oracle of the