They must no longer sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat demons that they have prostituted themselves with. This will be a statute forever to them throughout their generations. Bible see other translations

“goat demons.” Demons have associated themselves with goats and appeared as goats or goat men from very ancient times, and biblically, unbelievers are referred to as “goats” (Matt. 25:33). The ancient peoples understood there were many types of demons. Psalm 106:37 mentions demons that were associated with human sacrifice.

[For more on Azazel and goat demons, see commentaries on Lev. 16:8 and Isa. 14:9.]

Commentary for: Leviticus 17:7