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Leviticus

Penalties.  Lv.20.1-27

1The LORD spoke to Moses and said, 2Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or alien settled in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech shall be put to death: the common people shall stone him. 3I, for my part, set my face against that man and cut him off from his people, because he has given a child of his to Molech, thus making my sanctuary unclean and profaning my holy name. 4If the common people connive at it when a man has given a child of his to Molech and do not put him to death, 5I will set my face against man and family, and both him and all who follow him in his wanton following after Molech Or in his lusting after human sacrifice, I will cut off from their people.

6I will set my face against the man who wantonly resorts to ghosts and spirits, and I will cut that person off from his people. 7Hallow yourselves and be holy, because I the LORD your God am holy. 8You shall keep my rules and obey them: I am the LORD who hallows you.

9When any man reviles his father and his mother, he shall be put to death. He has reviled his father and his mother; his blood shall be on his own head. 10If a man commits adultery with his neighbour's wife, both adulterer and adulteress shall be put to death. 11The man who has intercourse with his father's wife has brought shame on his father. They shall both be put to death; their blood shall be on their own heads. 12If a man has intercourse with his daughter-in-law, they shall both be put to death. Their deed is a violation of nature; their blood shall be on their own heads. 13If a man has intercourse with a man as with a woman, they both commit an abomination. They shall be put to death; their blood shall be on their own heads. 14If a man takes both a woman and her mother, that is lewdness. Both he and they shall be burnt; thus there shall be no lewdness in your midst. 15A man who has sexual intercourse with any beast shall be put to death, and you shall kill the beast. 16If a woman approaches any animal to have intercourse with it, you shall kill both woman and beast. They shall be put to death; their blood shall be on their own heads. 17If a man takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and they see one another naked, it is a scandalous disgrace. They shall be cut off in the presence of their people. The man has had intercourse with his sister and he shall accept responsibility. 18If a man lies with a woman during her monthly period and brings shame upon her, he has exposed her discharge and she has uncovered the source of her discharge; they shall both be cut off from their people. 19You shall not have intercourse with your mother's sister or your father's sister: it is the exposure of a blood-relation. They shall accept responsibility. 20A man who has intercourse with his uncle's wife has brought shame upon his uncle. They shall accept responsibility for their sin and shall be proscribed and put to death. 21If a man takes his brother's wife, it is impurity. He has brought shame upon his brother; they shall be proscribed.

22You shall keep all my rules and my laws and carry them out, that the land into which I am bringing you to live may not spew you out. 23You shall not conform to the institutions of the nations whom I am driving out before you: they did all these things and I abhorred them, 24and I told you that you should occupy their land, and I would give you possession of it, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the LORD your God: I have made a clear separation between you and the nations, 25and you shall make a clear separation between clean beasts and unclean beasts and between unclean and clean birds. You shall not make yourselves vile through beast or bird or anything that creeps on the ground, for I have made a clear separation between them and you, declaring them unclean. 26You shall be holy to me, because I the LORD am holy. I have made a clear separation between you and the heathen, that you may belong to me. 27Any man or woman among you who calls up ghosts or spirits shall be put to death. The people shall stone them; their blood shall be on their own heads.


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