Leviticus 20:2

Overview - Leviticus 20
Of him that gives of his seed to Moloch.
Of him that favours such an one.
Of going to wizards.
Of sanctification.
Of him that curses his parents.
10 Of adultery.
11 Of incest.
13 Of sodomy.
15 Of bestiality.
18 Of uncleanness.
22 Obedience is required with holiness.
27 Wizards must be put to death.
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Leviticus 20:2  (King James Version)
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

Leviticus 17:8 Leviticus 17:13 Leviticus 17:15

18:21 Deuteronomy 12:31 ; 18:10 2 Kings 17:17 ; 23:10 2 Chronicles 28:3 ; 33:6 Psalms 106:38
Isaiah 57:5 Isaiah 57:6 ; Jeremiah 7:31 ; 32:35 Ezekiel 16:20 Ezekiel 16:21 ; Ezekiel 20:26 Ezekiel 20:31 Ezekiel 23:37 Ezekiel 23:39
Acts 7:43

The Rabbins describe this idol as made of brass sitting upon a throne of the same metal, in the form of a man, with the head of a calf, adorned with a royal crown, and his arms extended as if to embrace any one. When they offered any children to him, they heated the statue by a great fire kindled within, and the victim was put into his arms, and thus consumed. Others relate, that the idol, which was hollow, was divided into seven compartments within; in one of which they put flour, in the second turtles, in the third a ewe, in the fourth a ram, in the fifth a calf, in the sixth an ox, and the seventh a child; which were all burnt together by heating the statue inside. The account which Diodorus (l
xx.) gives of the statue of Saturn, to which the Carthaginians, descendants of the Canaanites, sacrificed their children, is very similar. For they had a brazen stature of Saturn, stretching out his hands towards the ground, in such a manner that the children placed within them tumbled down into a pit full of fire. To this account Milton alludes, in Paradise Lost, B
1. 392.

the people
27 ; Leviticus 24:14 Leviticus 24:23 Numbers 15:35 Numbers 15:36 ; Deuteronomy 13:10 Deuteronomy 13:11 ; 17:5-7 21:21 Acts 7:58 Acts 7:59