Leviticus 20:6

6 “ ‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.

Leviticus 20:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
ESV
6 "If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
NLT
6 “I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will cut them off from the community.
MSG
6 "I will resolutely reject persons who dabble in the occult or traffic with mediums, prostituting themselves in their practices. I will cut them off from their people.
CSB
6 "Whoever turns to mediums or spiritists and prostitutes himself with them, I will turn against that person and cut him off from his people.

Leviticus 20:6 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 20:6

The soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits
The man or woman that has respect unto them, seeks after them, and inquires of them, in order to get knowledge of things:

and after wizards
who pretend to tell fortunes, and discover lost and stolen goods, (See Gill on Leviticus 19:31);

to go a whoring after them;
for to consult them is to forsake the Lord, and have recourse to Satan and his instruments; to relinquish their trust in God, and put confidence in them, and attribute such things to them as only belong to God, even the knowledge of things future; and this is to commit idolatry, which is spiritual adultery:

I will even set my face against that soul;
show like resentment and indignation as at him that gives his seed to Molech:

and will cut him off from among his people;
in case his people do not bear witness against him, but hide their eyes, and wink at his crimes, or the civil magistrate does not condemn and punish him; the Targum of Jonathan is,

``I will destroy him by the pestilence.''

Leviticus 20:6 In-Context

4 If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,
5 I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.
6 “ ‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.
7 “ ‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.
8 Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD, who makes you holy.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S ver 3; S Leviticus 19:31