Leviticus 20 LEB

Molech Worship and Spiritism

1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

References for Leviticus 20:1

      2 "And to the {Israelites} you shall say, '[If there is] {anyone} from the {Israelites} or from the alien who is dwelling in Israel, who gives {any of} his offspring to Molech, he must surely be put to death; the people of the land must stone him with stones.

      References for Leviticus 20:2

        • b 20:2 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
        • c 20:2 - Literally "a man a man"
        • d 20:2 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
        • e 20:2 - Or "and"
        • f 20:2 - Literally "from"
        • g 20:2 - Hebrew "the stone"
          3 And I myself will set my face against that man, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people, because he has given {some of} his offspring to Molech, so that {he makes my sanctuary unclean} and profanes {my holy name}.

          References for Leviticus 20:3

            • h 20:3 - Literally "from"
            • i 20:3 - Literally "to make unclean my sanctuary"
            • j 20:3 - Hebrew "to profane"
            • k 20:3 - Literally "the name of my holiness"
              4 And if the people of the land ever shut their eyes from that man at his giving {some of} his offspring to Molech, not putting him to death,

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                • l 20:4 - Or "disregard"
                • m 20:4 - Literally "from"
                  5 then I myself will set my face against that man and against his clan, and I will cut him off and all those from the midst of their people who prostitute after Molech.

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                      6 As for the person who turns to the mediums and the soothsayers to prostitute after them, I will set my face against that person, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people.

                      References for Leviticus 20:6

                        • o 20:6 - Or "And"
                        • p 20:6 - Hebrew "and I will set"
                          7 " 'And you shall consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy, because I [am] Yahweh your God.
                          8 And you shall keep my statutes, and you shall do them; I [am] Yahweh who consecrates you.

                          Family and Sexual Offenses

                          9 " 'If [there is] {anyone} who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father and his mother--his blood [is] upon him.

                          References for Leviticus 20:9

                            • q 20:9 - Literally "a man a man"
                              10 " 'As for a man who commits adultery with a man's wife, who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, [both] the man who commits adultery and the woman who commits adultery shall surely be put to death.

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                                  11 As for a man who lies with his father's wife, he has exposed his father's nakedness; both of them shall be put to death--their blood [is] on them.

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                                      12 As for a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall be put to death; they have committed a perversion--their blood [is] on them.

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                                          13 " 'As for the man who lies with a male [as] lying [with] a woman, they have committed a detestable thing; they shall surely be put to death--their blood [is] on them.

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                                              14 " 'As for a man who marries a woman and her mother, that [is] depravity; they shall burn him and them, so that it shall not become depravity in the midst of you [all].

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                                                  15 " 'As for a man who {has sexual relations} with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you must kill the animal.

                                                  References for Leviticus 20:15

                                                    • w 20:15 - Or "And"
                                                    • x 20:15 - Literally "he gives his lying down"
                                                      16 As for a woman who approaches any animal to copulate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death--their blood [is] on them.

                                                      References for Leviticus 20:16

                                                        • y 20:16 - Or "And"
                                                        • z 20:16 - Or "and you shall kill"
                                                          17 " 'As for a man who takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and he sees her nakedness and she herself sees his nakedness, it [is] a disgrace, and they shall be cut off {before} the eyes of {their people}; he has exposed his sister's nakedness--he must bear his guilt.

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                                                            • { 20:17 - Or "And"
                                                            • | 20:17 - Literally "in"
                                                            • } 20:17 - Literally "the sons/children of their people"
                                                              18 As for a man who lies with a menstruating woman, he exposes her nakedness--her source he exposes and she herself reveals her blood's source--both of them shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

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                                                                • ~ 20:18 - Or "And"
                                                                •  20:18 - Or "and he exposes"
                                                                  19 And you shall not expose the nakedness of your mother's sister, and you shall not expose your father's sister, because such a person has dishonored his close relative--they must bear their guilt.

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                                                                      20 As for a man who lies with his aunt, he has exposed his uncle's nakedness--they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

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                                                                          21 As for a man who marries his brother's wife, it [is] an abomination; he has exposed his brother's nakedness--they shall be childless.

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                                                                              You Shall Be Holy

                                                                              22 " 'And you shall keep all my statutes and all my regulations, and you shall do them, so that the land, to which I am bringing you to inhabit it, shall not vomit you out.

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                                                                                  23 And you shall not follow the statutes of the nation that I am driving out {from before you}, because they did all these things, and I detested them.

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                                                                                    • „ 20:23 - Literally "from your faces"
                                                                                      24 So I said to you, "You yourselves shall take possession of their land, and I myself shall give it to you to possess it--a land flowing with milk and honey"; I [am] Yahweh your God, who {has set you apart} from the nations.

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                                                                                        • … 20:24 - Or "And"
                                                                                        • † 20:24 - Literally "I have set you apart"
                                                                                          25 And you shall distinguish between the clean and the unclean animal and between the unclean and the clean bird; and you shall not defile yourselves with the animal or with the bird or with anything that moves along the ground that I have set apart for you {as unclean}.

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                                                                                            • ‡ 20:25 - Or "and"
                                                                                            • ˆ 20:25 - Or "and"
                                                                                            • ‰ 20:25 - Literally "to make unclean"
                                                                                              26 And you shall be holy for me, because I, Yahweh, [am] holy, and I have singled you out from the nations to be mine.
                                                                                              27 " 'And a man or a woman, if a spirit of the dead or a spirit of divination is in them, they shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones--their blood [is] on them.'"

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                                                                                                • Š 20:27 - Hebrew "the stone"