Mingling

beaker and bottle of poison

Psalm 106:35, 36 says that God’s people “mingled with the nations and adopted their customs. They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them.” About the fact that the Israelites adopted pagan customs (“learned their works,” King James Version), the classic Matthew Henry commentary (originally published in 1706!) says, “That which is rotten will sooner corrupt that which is…

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