On a hill east(A) of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh(B) the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek(C) the detestable god of the Ammonites.

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21 “‘Do not give any of your children(A) to be sacrificed to Molek,(B) for you must not profane the name of your God.(C) I am the Lord.(D)

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You went to Molek[a](A) with olive oil
    and increased your perfumes.(B)
You sent your ambassadors[b](C) far away;
    you descended to the very realm of the dead!(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 57:9 Or to the king
  2. Isaiah 57:9 Or idols
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those who bow down on the roofs
    to worship the starry host,(A)
those who bow down and swear by the Lord
    and who also swear by Molek,[a](B)

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  1. Zephaniah 1:5 Hebrew Malkam
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