And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
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George Leo Haydock
Calves. A cutting reproach! Those who could stoop to adore a calf, might be so blind as to sacrifice men! Hebrew, "sacrifice, ye men who "Jeroboam issues this edict. (Calmet)
Septuagint, "immolate men; calves are wanting. "(Haydock)