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

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:2 - "Say to the people of Israel, Any man of the people of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, who gives any of his children to Molech shall be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - I myself will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, defiling my sanctuary and profaning my holy name.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:4 - And if the people of the land do at all hide their eyes from that man, when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:5 - then I will set my face against that man and against his family, and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in playing the harlot after Molech.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:6 - "If a person turns to mediums and wizards, playing the harlot after them, I will set my face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:7 - Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:8 - Keep my statutes, and do them; I am the LORD who sanctify you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:9 - For every one who curses his father or his mother shall be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his blood is upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:10 - "If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:11 - The man who lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:12 - If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall be put to death; they have committed incest, their blood is upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:13 - If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:14 - If a man takes a wife and her mother also, it is wickedness; they shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:15 - If a man lies with a beast, he shall be put to death; and you shall kill the beast.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:16 - If a woman approaches any beast and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the beast; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 - "If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a shameful thing, and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people; he has uncovered his sister's nakedness, he shall bear his iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:18 - If a man lies with a woman having her sickness, and uncovers her nakedness, he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood; both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:19 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister or of your father's sister, for that is to make naked one's near kin; they shall bear their iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness; they shall bear their sin, they shall die childless.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:21 - If a man takes his brother's wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness, they shall be childless.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:22 - "You shall therefore keep all my statutes and all my ordinances, and do them; that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:23 - And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - But I have said to you, 'You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.' I am the LORD your God, who have separated you from the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean beast and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; you shall not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have set apart for you to hold unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:26 - You shall be holy to me; for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:27 - "A man or a woman who is a medium or a wizard shall be put to death; they shall be stoned with stones, their blood shall be upon them."

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