Leviticus 20:1-11 NIV

Punishments for Sin

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 "Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who givesa any of his children to Molech must be put to death.1 The people of the community are to stone him.2

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        • a 20:2 - Or "sacrifices"; also in verses 3 and 4
          3 I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people;3 for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled4 my sanctuary5 and profaned my holy name.6

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          4 If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death,7

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          5 I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech.
          6 " 'I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people.8

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          7 " 'Consecrate yourselves9 and be holy,10 because I am the LORD your God.11

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          8 Keep my decrees12 and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.b13

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            • b 20:8 - Or "who sanctifies you"; or "who sets you apart as holy"
              9 " 'If anyone curses his father14 or mother,15 he must be put to death.16 He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head.17

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              10 " 'If a man commits adultery with another man's wife18--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.19

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              11 " 'If a man sleeps with his father's wife, he has dishonored his father.20 Both the man and the woman must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.21

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