And there were also male prostitutes in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
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George Leo Haydock
The effeminate. Catamites, or men addicted to unnatural lust. (Challoner)
This crime had been punished in the Sodomites, and in the people of Chanaan, and of Benjamin. Yet they continued prevalent in the country, chap. xv. 12., and 4 Kings xxiii. 7., and Isaias ii. 6., and 2 Machabees iv. 12. (Calmet)
These were perpetrated in honour of Venus, Priapus (Menochius) See Deuteronomy xxiii. 17. (Haydock)