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Leviticus 20:8 ASV
And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am Jehovah who sanctifieth you.
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Leviticus 20:8 BBE
And keep my rules and do them: I am the Lord, who make you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 CEB
You will keep my rules and do them; I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 CJB
Observe my regulations, and obey them; I am ADONAI, who sets you apart to be holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 RHE
Keep my precepts, and do them. I am the Lord that sanctify you.
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Leviticus 20:8 ESV
Keep my statutes and do them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
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Leviticus 20:8 GW
Obey my laws, and live by them. I am the LORD who sets you apart as holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 GNT
Obey my laws, because I am the Lord and I make you holy."
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Leviticus 20:8 HNV
You shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
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Leviticus 20:8 CSB
Keep My statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sets you apart.
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Leviticus 20:8 KJV
And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.
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Leviticus 20:8 LEB
And you shall keep my statutes, and you shall do them; I [am] Yahweh who consecrates you.
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Leviticus 20:8 NAS
'You shall keep My statutes and practice them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
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Leviticus 20:8 NCV
Remember and obey my laws. I am the Lord, and I have made you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 NIRV
Obey my rules. Follow them. I am the Lord. I make you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 NIV
Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 NKJV
'And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you.
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Leviticus 20:8 NLT
Keep all my laws and obey them, for I am the LORD, who makes you holy."
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Leviticus 20:8 NRS
Keep my statutes, and observe them; I am the Lord; I sanctify you.
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Leviticus 20:8 RSV
Keep my statutes, and do them; I am the LORD who sanctify you.
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Leviticus 20:8 DBY
And ye shall observe my statutes, and do them: I am Jehovah who hallow you.
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Leviticus 20:8 MSG
Do what I tell you; live the way I tell you. I am the God who makes you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 WBT
And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I [am] the LORD who sanctify you.
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Leviticus 20:8 TMB
"`And ye shall keep My statutes and do them: I am the LORD who sanctify you.
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Leviticus 20:8 TNIV
Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
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Leviticus 20:8 TYN
And se that ye kepe myne ordinaunces and doo them. For I am the Lorde which sanctifie you.
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Leviticus 20:8 WEB
You shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am Yahweh who sanctifies you.
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Leviticus 20:8 WYC
Keep ye my behests, and do ye those, for I am the Lord that halloweth you. (Obey ye my commands, and do ye them, for I am the Lord who maketh you holy.)
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Leviticus 20:8 YLT
and ye have kept My statutes and have done them; I [am] Jehovah, sanctifying you.
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Leviticus 20 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 20

Law against sacrificing children to Moloch, Of children that curse their parents. (1-9) Laws repeated, Holiness enjoined. (10-27)

Verses 1-9 Are we shocked at the unnatural cruelty of the ancient idolaters in sacrificing their children? We may justly be so. But are there not very many parents, who, by bad teaching and wicked examples, and by the mysteries of iniquity which they show their children, devote them to the service of Satan, and forward their everlasting ruin, in a manner even more to be lamented? What an account must such parents render to God, and what a meeting will they have with their children at the day of judgment! On the other hand, let children remember that he who cursed father or mother was surely put to death. This law Christ confirmed. Laws which were made before are repeated, and penalties annexed to them. If men will not avoid evil practices, because the law has made these practices sin, and it is right that we go on that principle, surely they should avoid them when the law has made them death, from a principle of self-preservation. In the midst of these laws comes in a general charge, Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy. It is the Lord that sanctifies, and his work will be done, though it be difficult. Yet his grace is so far from doing away our endeavours, that it strongly encourages them. Work out your salvation, for it is God that worketh in you.

Verses 10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.

Leviticus 20 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 20

Leviticus 20:1-27 . GIVING ONE'S SEED TO MOLECH.

2. Whosoever . . . giveth any of his seed unto
the people of the land shall stone him with stones, &c.--Criminals who were condemned to be stoned were led, with their hands bound, without the gates to a small eminence, where was a large stone placed at the bottom. When they had approached within ten cubits of the spot, they were exhorted to confess, that, by faith and repentance, their souls might be saved. When led forward to within four cubits, they were stripped almost naked, and received some stupefying draught, during which the witnesses prepared, by laying aside their outer garments, to carry into execution the capital sentence which the law bound them to do. The criminal, being placed on the edge of the precipice, was then pushed backwards, so that he fell down the perpendicular height on the stone lying below: if not killed by the fall, the second witness dashed a large stone down upon his breast, and then the "people of the land," who were by-standers, rushed forward, and with stones completed the work of death ( Matthew 21:44 , Acts 7:58 ).

4. If the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, &c.--that is, connive at their countrymen practising the horrid rites of Molech. Awful was it that any Hebrew parents could so violate their national covenant, and no wonder that God denounced the severest penalties against them and their families.

7-19. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy--The minute specification of the incestuous and unnatural crimes here enumerated shows their sad prevalence amongst the idolatrous nations around, and the extreme proneness of the Israelites to follow the customs of their neighbors. It is to be understood, that, whenever mention is made that the offender was "to be put to death" without describing the mode, stoning is meant. The only instance of another form of capital punishment occurs in Leviticus 20:14 , that of being burnt with fire; and yet it is probable that even here death was first inflicted by stoning, and the body of the criminal afterwards consumed by fire ( Joshua 7:15 ).

20. they shall die childless--Either by the judgment of God they shall have no children, or their spurious offspring shall be denied by human authority the ordinary privileges of children in Israel.

24. I . . . have separated you from other people--Their selection from the rest of the nations was for the all-important end of preserving the knowledge and worship of the true God amid the universal apostasy; and as the distinction of meats was one great means of completing that separation, the law about making a difference between clean and unclean beasts is here repeated with emphatic solemnity.