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Leviticus 20
New Living Translation

Punishments for Disobedience

20The LORD said to Moses,H3068H1696H4872H559 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.H559H1121H3478H376H1121H3478H1616H1481H3478H5414H2233H4432H4191H4191H5971H776H7275H68 3I 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.H5414H6440H376H3772H7130H5971H5414H2233H4432H2930H4720H2490H6944H8034 4And if the people of the community ignore those who offer their children to Molech and refuse to execute them,H5971H776H5956H5956H5869H376H5414H2233H4432H4191H1115 5I 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.H7760H6440H376H4940H3772H2181H310H2181H4432H7130H5971 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.H5315H6437H413H178H310H3049H2181H310H5414H6440H5315H3772H7130H5971 7So set yourselves apart to be holy, for I am the LORD your God.H6942H6918H3068H430 8Keep all my decrees by putting them into practice, for I am the LORD who makes you holy.H8104H2708H6213H3068H6942 9"Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death. Such a person is guilty of a capital offense.H376H376H7043H1H517H4191H4191H7043H1H517H1818 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.H376H5003H376H802H5003H7453H802H5003H5003H4191H4191 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.H376H7901H1H802H1540H1H6172H8147H4191H4191H1818 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.H376H7901H3618H8147H4191H4191H6213H8397H1818 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.H376H7901H2145H4904H802H8147H6213H8441H4191H4191H1818 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.H376H3947H802H517H2154H8313H784H2154H8432 15"If a man has sex with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal must be killed.H376H5414H7903H929H4191H4191H2026H929 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.H802H7126H929H7250H2026H802H929H4191H4191H1818 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.H376H3947H269H1H1323H176H517H1323H7200H6172H7200H6172H2617H3772H5869H5971H1121H1540H269H6172H5375H5771 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.H376H7901H802H1739H1540H6172H6168H4726H1540H4726H1818H8147H3772H7130H5971 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.H1540H6172H517H269H1H269H6168H7607H5375H5771 20If 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.H376H7901H1733H1540H1730H6172H5375H2399H4191H6185 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.H376H3947H251H802H5079H1540H251H6172H6185 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.H8104H2708H4941H6213H776H935H3427H6958 23Do 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.H3212H2708H1471H7971H6440H6213H6973 24But 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.H559H3423H127H5414H3423H776H2100H2461H1706H3068H430H914H5971 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.H914H2889H929H2931H2931H5775H2889H5315H8262H929H5775H7430H127H914H2930 26You must be holy because I, the LORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own.H6918H3068H6918H914H5971 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."H376H802H3588H178H3049H4191H4191H7275H68H1818


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