Leviticus 20:1-9 (English Standard Version)

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Punishment for Child Sacrifice

1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Say to the people of Israel, 1Any one of the people of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. 3 2I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary 3unclean and 4to profane my holy name. 4 And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not 5put him to death, 5 then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in 6whoring after Molech. 6 "If 7a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, 8I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. 7 9Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the LORD your God. 8 10Keep my statutes and do them; 11I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 9 For 12anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; 13his blood is upon him.
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