Leviticus 20 CSB

Molech Worship and Spiritism

1 The Lord spoke to Moses:

References for Leviticus 20:1

      2 "Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molecha must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him.

      References for Leviticus 20:2

        • a 20:2 - Lv 18:21; Dt 18:10; 2 Kg 23:10
          3 I will turnb against that man and cut him off from his people, because he gave his offspring to Molech, defiling My sanctuary and profaning My holy name.

          References for Leviticus 20:3

            • b 20:3 - Lit will set My face
              4 But if the people of the country look the other way when that manc gives any of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,

              References for Leviticus 20:4

                • c 20:4 - Lit country ever close their eyes from that man when he
                  5 then I will turnd against that man and his family, and cut off from their people both him and all who followe him, prostituting themselves with Molech.

                  References for Leviticus 20:5

                    • d 20:5 - Lit will set My face
                    • e 20:5 - Lit prostitute themselves with
                      6 "Whoever turns to mediumsf or spiritistsg and prostitutes himself with them,h I will turni against that person and cut him off from his people.

                      References for Leviticus 20:6

                        • f 20:6 - Or spirits of the dead
                        • g 20:6 - Or familiar spirits
                        • h 20:6 - Lv 19:31; 20:27
                        • i 20:6 - Lit will set My face
                          7 Consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am the Lord your God.j

                          References for Leviticus 20:7

                            • j 20:7 - Lv 11:44; 19:2; 20:26
                              8 Keep My statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sets you apart.

                              Family and Sexual Offenses

                              9 "If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother; his blood is on his own hands.k l

                              References for Leviticus 20:9

                                • k 20:9 - Lit on him
                                • l 20:9 - Ex 21:17; Dt 21:18-21; Pr 20:20; Mt 15:4; Mk 7:10
                                  10 If a man commits adultery with a married woman-if he commits adultery with his neighbor's wife-both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.m

                                  References for Leviticus 20:10

                                    • m 20:10 - Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18; 22:22
                                      11 If a man sleeps with his father's wife, he has shamed his father.n Both of them must be put to death; their blood is on their own hands.o

                                      References for Leviticus 20:11

                                        • n 20:11 - Dt 22:30; 27:20; 1 Co 5:1
                                        • o 20:11 - Lit on them
                                          12 If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death.p They have acted perversely; their blood is on their own hands.q

                                          References for Leviticus 20:12

                                            • p 20:12 - Lv 18:15; Ezk 22:11
                                            • q 20:12 - Lit on them
                                              13 If a man sleeps with a man as with a woman,r they have both committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood is on their own hands.s

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                                                  14 If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned with fire,t so that there will be no depravity among you.

                                                  References for Leviticus 20:14

                                                    • t 20:14 - Lv 18:22; 21:9; Gn 38:24; Jdg 14:15
                                                      15 If a man has sexual intercourse withu an animal,v he must be put to death; you are also to kill the animal.

                                                      References for Leviticus 20:15

                                                        • u 20:15 - Lit man gives his emission to
                                                        • v 20:15 - Lv 18:23; Ex 22:19; Dt 27:21
                                                          16 If a woman comes near any animal and mates with it, you are to kill the woman and the animal.w They must be put to death; their [own] blood is on them.

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                                                              17 If a man marries his sister, whether his father's daughter or his mother's daughter,x and they have sexual relations,y it is a disgrace. They must be cut off publicly from their people. He has had sexual intercourse with his sister; he will bear his punishment.

                                                              References for Leviticus 20:17

                                                                • x 20:17 - Lv 18:9,11; Dt 27:22; Ezk 22:11
                                                                • y 20:17 - Lit and he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness
                                                                  18 If a man sleeps with a menstruating woman and has sexual intercourse with her, he has exposed the source of her [flow], and she has uncovered the source of her blood.z Both of them must be cut off from their people.

                                                                  References for Leviticus 20:18

                                                                    • z 20:18 - Lv 15:19,24; 18:19; Ezk 22:10
                                                                      19 You must not have sexual intercourse with your mother's sister or your father's sister,{ for it is exposing one's own blood relative; both people will bear their punishment.

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                                                                          20 If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has shamed his uncle;| they will bear their guilt and die childless.

                                                                          References for Leviticus 20:20

                                                                              21 If a man marries his brother's wife, it is impurity. He has shamed his brother;} they will be childless.

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                                                                                  Holiness in the Land

                                                                                  22 "You are to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances, and do them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live will not vomit you out.~

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                                                                                      23 You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.

                                                                                      References for Leviticus 20:23

                                                                                        •  20:23 - Lv 18:3,24-29
                                                                                          24 And I promised you: You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.€ I am the Lord your God who set you apart from the peoples.

                                                                                          References for Leviticus 20:24

                                                                                            • € 20:24 - Ex 3:8; 13:5; Nm 14:8; 16:13-14
                                                                                              25 Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. You are not to make yourselves detestable by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.

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                                                                                                  26 You are to be holy to Me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be Mine.‚

                                                                                                  References for Leviticus 20:26

                                                                                                    • ‚ 20:26 - Lv 11:44-45; Ex 19:5-6
                                                                                                      27 A man or a woman who isƒ a medium or a spiritist„ must be put to death. They are to be stoned; their blood is on their own hands."…

                                                                                                      References for Leviticus 20:27

                                                                                                        • ƒ 20:27 - Lit is in them
                                                                                                        • „ 20:27 - Lv 19:31; 20:6
                                                                                                        • … 20:27 - Lit on them