THE THIRD BOOK OF
L E V I T I C U S
Leviticus 20 ©
Account of punishments against some enormous sins; as against the offering of ones’ children to Moloch, v.1, etc. Against running after those who have familiar spirits and wizards, 6. Against cursers of father and mother, 9. Against adultery, 10. Against any incestuous acts, unnatural abominations, and unlawful copulations and marriages, 11. With an exhortation for the observing of God’s commandments, 22. And among other things, of avoiding the customs of the Gentiles, 23. Of putting difference between clean and unclean beasts, 24. Of stoning those who have familiar spirits, and wizards, 27.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, 1Whosoeverahe be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto 2Molech; he shall 3surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
And I will set 4my face against that man, and 5will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto 6Molech, to defile 7my sanctuary, and to profane 8my holy name.
And if the people of the land do any ways 9hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
Then I will set my face against that man, and against his 10family, and will cut him off, and all that go 11a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
¶And the soul that turneth after such as have 12familiarb 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.
¶ 13Sanctifyc yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which 14sanctify you.
¶Ford15every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; 16his blood 17shall be upon him.
¶And thee 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.
And thef 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.
Andg if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought 18confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
Ifh a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a 19woman, both of them have committed an abomination: 20they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Andi if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and 21they; that there be no wickedness among you.
Andj if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and 22the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Andk 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 23wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear 24his iniquity.
Andl if a man 25shall 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.
Andm 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.
Andn if a man shall lie with his uncle’s 26wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die 27childless.
Ando if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an 28unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be 29childless.
¶Yep shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, 30spue you not out.
Andq 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.
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, ar land that 31floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have 32separated you from other people.
Yes shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make 33your 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.
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.
¶At man also or woman that hath a 34familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.