‘Certain men, sons of Belial, have gone out from among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods,”’ (gods that you have not known),
“sons of Belial.” This is a designation of sons of the Devil. [For more on sons of Belial, see commentary on 1 Sam. 2:12. For more on the unforgivable sin and children of the Devil, see commentary on Matt. 12:31].