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Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:1 - The LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:2 - “Give the people of Israel these instructions, which apply both to native Israelites and to the foreigners living in Israel. “If any of them offer their children as a sacrifice to Molech, they must be put to death. The people of the community must stone them to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - I myself will turn against them and cut them off from the community, because they have defiled my sanctuary and brought shame on my holy name by offering their children to Molech.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:4 - And if the people of the community ignore those who offer their children to Molech and refuse to execute them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:5 - I myself will turn against them and their families and will cut them off from the community. This will happen to all who commit spiritual prostitution by worshiping Molech.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:6 - “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.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:7 - So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I am the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:8 - Keep all my decrees by putting them into practice, for I am the LORD who makes you holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:9 - “Anyone who dishonors[fn] father or mother must be put to death. Such a person is guilty of a capital offense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:10 - “If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:11 - “If a man violates his father by having sex with one of his father’s wives, both the man and the woman must be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:12 - “If a man has sex with his daughter-in-law, both must be put to death. They have committed a perverse act and are guilty of a capital offense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:13 - “If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:14 - “If a man marries both a woman and her mother, he has committed a wicked act. The man and both women must be burned to death to wipe out such wickedness from among you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:15 - “If a man has sex with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal must be killed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:16 - “If a woman presents herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it, she and the animal must both be put to death. You must kill both, for they are guilty of a capital offense.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 - “If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a shameful disgrace. They must be publicly cut off from the community. Since the man has violated his sister, he will be punished for his sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:18 - “If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her menstrual period, both of them must be cut off from the community, for together they have exposed the source of her blood flow.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:19 - “Do not have sexual relations with your aunt, whether your mother’s sister or your father’s sister. This would dishonor a close relative. Both parties are guilty and will be punished for their sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - “If a man has sex with his uncle’s wife, he has violated his uncle. Both the man and woman will be punished for their sin, and they will die childless.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:21 - “If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is an act of impurity. He has violated his brother, and the guilty couple will remain childless.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:22 - “You must keep all my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you as your new home will vomit you out.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:23 - Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - But I have promised you, ‘You will possess their land because I will give it to you as your possession—a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from all other people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - “You must therefore make a distinction between ceremonially clean and unclean animals, and between clean and unclean birds. You must not defile yourselves by eating any unclean animal or bird or creature that scurries along the ground. I have identified them as being unclean for you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:26 - You must be holy because I, the LORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:27 - “Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense.”
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Greek version reads Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of. Compare Matt 15:4; Mark 7:10.

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