Deuteronomy 32:17

“They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They sacrificed vnto deuils, not to God: to gods whom they knew not, to new gods, that came newly vp, whom your fathers feared not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They sacrificed to demons who were not God, To gods whom they have not known, New {gods} who came lately, Whom your fathers did not dread.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They sacrificed unto demons, `which were' no God, To gods that they knew not, To new `gods' that came up of late, Which your fathers dreaded not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They made offerings to evil spirits which were not God, to gods who were strange to them, which had newly come up, not feared by your fathers.
- Basic English Bible

They sacrificed unto demons who are not +God; To gods whom they knew not, To new ones, who came newly up, Whom your fathers revered not.
- Darby Bible

They sacrificed to devils, not to God; to gods which they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
- Webster's Bible

They sacrificed to demons, [which were] no God, to gods that they didn't know, to new [gods] that came up of late, which your fathers didn't dread.
- World English Bible

They sacrifice to demons -- no god! Gods they have not known -- New ones -- from the vicinity they came; Not feared them have your fathers!
- Youngs Literal Bible

They sacrificed unto demons, no-gods, gods that they knew not, new gods that came up of late, which your fathers dreaded not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 32:17


32:17 Unto devils - Unto idols, which the devils brought into the world in opposition to God, in and by which the devils often manifested themselves to men, and gave them answers, and received their worship. The Gentiles pretended to worship God in those idols, and the devils which inspired them, deluded the nations with pretences that they were a sort of lower gods. Moses takes off this mark, and shews the Israelites that these pretended gods were really devils, and therefore that it was the height of madness to honour or worship them. Not to God - For God utterly rejected those sacrifices which they offered to him together with idols. They knew not - Or, who never knew them, that is, never shewed any kindness to them, or did them any good: New gods - Not simply or absolutely, for some of these had been worshipped for many generations, but comparatively to the true God, who is the ancient of days, #De 7:9|, and who was worshipped from the beginning of the world. Feared not - Served not, worshipped not.


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