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Leviticus 20:9 ASV
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 BBE
Every man cursing his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death; because of his curse on his father or his mother, his blood will be on him.
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Leviticus 20:9 CEB
If anyone curses their father or mother, they must be executed. They have cursed their own father and mother; that person's blood is on their own heads.
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Leviticus 20:9 CJB
"'A person who curses his father or mother must be put to death; having cursed his father or his mother, his blood is on him.
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Leviticus 20:9 RHE
He that curseth his father, or mother, dying let him die. He hath cursed his father, and mother: let his blood be upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 ESV
For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 GW
"Whoever curses his father or mother must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother and deserves to die.
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Leviticus 20:9 GNT
The Lord gave the following regulations. Any of you that curse your father or mother shall be put to death; you are responsible for your own death.
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Leviticus 20:9 HNV
For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be on him.
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Leviticus 20:9 CSB
"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.
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Leviticus 20:9 KJV
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death : he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 LEB
" '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.
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Leviticus 20:9 NAS
'If there is anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 NCV
"'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother, so he has brought his own death on himself.
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Leviticus 20:9 NIRV
" 'If anyone calls down a curse on his father or mother, he will be put to death. He has cursed his father or mother. Anything that happens to him will be his own fault.
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Leviticus 20:9 NIV
" 'If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head.
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Leviticus 20:9 NKJV
For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 NLT
"All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense."
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Leviticus 20:9 NRS
All who curse father or mother shall be put to death; having cursed father or mother, their blood is upon them.
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Leviticus 20:9 RSV
For every one who curses his father or his mother shall be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his blood is upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 DBY
Whatever man revileth his father and his mother shall certainly be put to death: he hath reviled his father and his mother; his blood is upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 MSG
"Any and every person who curses his father or mother must be put to death. By cursing his father or mother he is responsible for his own death.
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Leviticus 20:9 WBT
For every one that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood [shall be] upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 TMB
"`For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. He hath cursed his father or his mother: his blood shall be upon him.
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Leviticus 20:9 TNIV
" 'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.
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Leviticus 20:9 TYN
Whosoeuer curseth his father or mother, shall dye for it, his bloude on his heed, because he hath cursed his father or mother.
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Leviticus 20:9 WEB
For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be on him.
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Leviticus 20:9 WYC
Therefore he that curseth his father, either mother, die he by death; if a man curseth his father and mother, his blood be on him. (He who curseth his father, or his mother, shall be put to death; if a man curseth his father, or his mother, his blood be on him.)
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Leviticus 20:9 YLT
`For any man who revileth his father and his mother is certainly put to death; his father and his mother he hath reviled: his blood [is] on him.
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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.