NASB — Leviticus 20 — KJV

On Human Sacrifice and Immoralities

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “You shall also say to the sons of Israel:

¶ ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel awho gives any of his Ioffspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; bthe people of the land shall stone him with stones. 3 I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his Ioffspring to Molech, aso as to defile My sanctuary and bto profane My holy name. 4 If the people of the land, however, Ishould ever disregard that man when he gives any of his IIoffspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death, 5 then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the harlot after him, by playing the harlot after Molech.

[2] ILit seed aLv 18:21 bLv 20:27; 24:14-23; Nu 15:35, 36; Dt 21:21
[3] ILit seed aLv 15:31 bLv 18:21
[4] ILit hiding they hide their eyes from IILit seed

6 ¶ ‘As for the person who turns to Iamediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. 7 You shall consecrate yourselves therefore and abe holy, for I am the LORD your God. 8 aYou shall keep My statutes and practice them; I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

[6] IOr ghosts and spirits aLv 19:31
[7] aEp 1:4; 1P 1:16
[8] aEx 31:13

9 ¶ ‘aIf [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.

[9] aEx 21:17; Dt 27:16

10 ¶ ‘aIf [there is] a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. 11 aIf [there is] a man who lies with his father’s wife, he has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death, their bloodguiltiness is upon them. 12 aIf [there is] a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed Iincest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them. 13 aIf [there is] a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them. 14 aIf [there is] a man who Imarries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst. 15 aIf [there is] a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. 16 If [there is] a woman who approaches any animal to Imate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

[10] aEx 20:14; Lv 18:20; Dt 5:18
[11] aLv 18:7, 8; Dt 27:20
[12] ILit confusion; i.e. a violation of divine order aLv 18:15
[13] aLv 18:22
[14] ILit takes aLv 18:17; Dt 27:23
[15] aLv 18:23; Dt 27:21
[16] ILit lie

17 ¶ ‘aIf [there is] a man who takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he bears his guilt. 18 aIf [there is] a man who lies with a Imenstruous woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow, and she has IIexposed the flow of her blood; thus both of them shall be cut off from among their people. 19 aYou shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for such a one has made naked his Iblood relative; they will bear their guilt. 20 aIf [there is] a man who lies with his uncle’s wife he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless. 21 aIf [there is] a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is Iabhorrent; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

[17] aLv 18:9; Dt 27:22
[18] ILit sick IIOr uncovered aLv 15:24; 18:19
[19] ILit flesh aLv 18:12, 13
[20] aLv 18:14
[21] IOr an impure deed aLv 18:16

22 ¶ ‘You are therefore to keep all My statutes and all My ordinances and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to Ilive will not aspew you out. 23 Moreover, you shall not Ifollow athe customs of the nation which I will drive out before you, for they did all these things, and btherefore I have abhorred them. 24 Hence I have said to you, “aYou are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the LORD your God, who has bseparated you from the peoples. 25 aYou are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make Iyourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything IIthat creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean. 26 Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I ahave set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.

[22] ILit dwell in it aLv 18:28
[23] ILit walk in the statutes aLv 18:3 bLv 18:25
[24] aEx 13:5; 33:1-3 bEx 33:16; Lv 20:26
[25] ILit your souls IILit with which the ground creeps aLv 10:10; 11:1-47; Dt 14:3-21
[26] aLv 20:24

27 ¶ ‘Now a man or a woman awho is a medium or a Ispiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.’”

[27] ILit spiritist among them aLv 19:31


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Of him that giveth of his seed to Molech.

1 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 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. 3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

[2] Lv 17:8, 13, 15; 18:21; 20:27; 24:14, 23; Nu 15:35; Dt 12:31; 13:10; 17:5; 18:10; 21:21; 2K 17:17; 23:10; 2Ch 28:3; 33:6; Ps 106:38; Is 57:5; Jr 7:31; 32:35; Ezk 16:20; 20:26, 31; 23:37, 39; Ac 7:43, 58.
[3] Lv 17:10; 18:21; Nu 19:20; Ezk 5:11; 20:39; 23:38; 2Co 6:16; 1P 3:12.

Of him that favoureth such an one.

4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: 5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

[4] Dt 13:8; 17:2; Jsh 7:12; 1S 3:13; 1K 20:42; Ac 17:30; Rv 2:14.
[5] Ex 20:5; Lv 17:7, 10; Ps 106:39; Jr 3:2; 32:28, 39; Ho 2:5, 13.

Of going to wizards.

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.

[6] Ex 34:15; Lv 19:26, 31; 20:27; Nu 15:39; Dt 18:10; 1Ch 10:13; Ps 73:27; Is 8:19; Ezk 6:9; Ho 4:12.

Of sanctification.

7 ¶ Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God. 8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I [am] the LORD which sanctify you.

[7] Lv 11:44; 19:2; Ep 1:4; Php 2:12; Col 3:12; 1Th 4:3, 7; He 12:14; 1P 1:15.
[8] Ex 31:13; Lv 18:4; 19:37; 21:8; Ezk 20:12; 37:28; Mt 5:19; 7:24; 12:50; Jn 13:17; 1Co 1:30; 1Th 5:23; 2Th 2:13; Jm 1:22; Rv 22:14.

Of him that curseth his parents.

9 ¶ 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.

[9] Ex 21:17; Lv 20:11, 16, 27; Dt 27:16; Jsh 2:19; Jg 9:24; 2S 1:16; 1K 2:32; Pv 20:20; 30:11, 17; Mt 15:4; 27:25; Mk 7:10.

Of adultery.

10 ¶ And the man that committeth adultery with [another] man's wife, [even he] that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

[10] Dt 22:22; 2S 12:13; Ezk 23:45; Jn 8:4.

Of incest.

11 And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them. 12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood [shall be] upon them.

[11] Lv 18:8; 20:9; Dt 27:20, 23; Am 2:7; 1Co 5:1.
[12] Gn 38:16, 18; Lv 18:15, 23; Dt 27:23.

Of sodomy.

13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

[13] Gn 19:5; Lv 18:22; Dt 23:17; Jg 19:22; Ro 1:26; 1Co 6:9; 1Ti 1:10; Jde 1:7.

Of incest.

14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it [is] wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

[14] Lv 18:17; 21:9; Dt 27:23; Jsh 7:15, 25; Am 2:7.

Of bestiality.

15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast. 16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

[15] Ex 22:19; Lv 18:23; Dt 27:21.
[16] Ex 19:13; 21:28, 32; Lv 18:24; He 12:20.

Of incest.

17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it [is] a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

[17] Gn 20:12; Lv 18:9; Dt 27:22; 2S 13:12; Ezk 22:11.

Of uncleanness.

18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

[18] Lv 15:24; 18:19; Ezk 18:6; 22:10.

Of incest.

19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity. 20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it [is] an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

[19] Ex 6:20; Lv 18:6, 12, 13.
[20] Lv 18:14; Jb 18:19; Ps 109:13; Jr 22:30; Lk 1:7, 25; 23:29.
[21] Lv 18:16; Mt 14:3.

Obedience is required with holiness.

22 ¶ Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. 23 And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. 24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I [am] the LORD your God, which have separated you from [other] people. 25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD [am] holy, and have severed you from [other] people, that ye should be mine.

[22] Ex 21:1; Lv 18:4, 25, 26; 19:37; 26:33; Dt 4:45; 5:1; 28:25; Ps 19:8; 105:45; 119:20, 80, 106, 145, 160, 164, 171, 175; Is 26:8; Ezk 36:27.
[23] Lv 18:3, 24, 27, 30; Dt 9:5; 12:30; Ps 78:59; Jr 10:1; Zc 11:8.
[24] Ex 3:8, 17; 6:8; 19:5; 33:16; Lv 20:26; Nu 23:9; Dt 7:6; 14:2; 1K 8:53; Jn 15:19; 2Co 6:17; 1P 2:9.
[25] Lv 11:1, 43; Dt 14:3; Ac 10:11, 28; Ep 5:7.
[26] Lv 19:2; 20:7, 24; Dt 7:6; 14:2; 26:18; Ps 99:5, 9; Is 6:3; 30:11; Tit 2:14; 1P 1:15; Rv 3:7; 4:8.

Wizards must be put to death.

27 ¶ A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.

[27] Ex 22:18; Lv 19:31; 20:6, 9; Dt 18:10; 1S 28:7.


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