20 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 a“Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: b‘Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who 1dwell in Israel, who gives any of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall cstone him with stones. 3 dI will set My face against that man, and will 2cut him off from his people, because he has given some of his descendants to Molech, to defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name. 4 And if the people of the land should in any way 3hide their eyes from the man, when he gives some of his descendants to Molech, and they do not kill him, 5 then I will set My face against that man and against his family; and I will cut him off from his people, and all who prostitute themselves with him to commit harlotry with Molech.
6 ‘And ethe person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people. 7 fConsecrate 4yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. 8 And you shall keep gMy statutes, and perform them: hI am the Lord who 5sanctifies you.
10 k‘The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death. 11 The man who lies with his lfather’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 12 If a man lies with his mdaughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them. 13 nIf a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. 14 If a man marries a woman and her omother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you. 15 If a man mates with an panimal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal. 16 If a woman approaches any animal and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood is upon them.
17 ‘If a man takes his qsister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked thing. And they shall be 6cut off in the sight of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness. He shall bear his 7guilt. 18 rIf a man lies with a woman during her 8sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has 9exposed her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be 1cut off from their people.
19 ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your smother’s sister nor of your tfather’s sister, for that would uncover his near of kin. They shall bear their guilt. 20 If a man lies with his uuncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness. They shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 21 If a man takes his vbrother’s wife, it is an 2unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They shall be childless.
22 ‘You shall therefore keep all My wstatutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell xmay not vomit you out. 23 yAnd you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and ztherefore I abhor them. 24 But aI 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, bwho has separated you from the peoples. 25 cYou shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, dand you shall not make yourselves 3abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as 4unclean. 26 And you shall be holy to Me, efor I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.
27 f‘A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.’ ”
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