20:2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever [he be] of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth [any] of his seed unto a Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
(a) By Molech he means any type of idol, (Leviticus
20:3 And I will b
set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people;
because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to
profane my holy name.
(b) Read (Leviticus
20:4 And if the c
people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of
his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
(c) Though the people be negligent to do their
duty, and defend God's right, yet he will not allow wickedness to go
20:6 And the soul that turneth
after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a d
whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him
off from among his people.
(d) To esteem sorcerers or conjurers is spiritual
whoredom, or idolatry.
every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he
hath cursed his father or his mother; e
his blood [shall be] upon him.
(e) He is worthy to die.
And if a man take a wife and her mother, f
it [is] wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there
be no wickedness among you.
(f) It is an abominable and detestable thing.
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's
nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die g
(g) They shall be cut off from their people, and
their children shall be taken as bastards, and not counted among the
20:21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife,
it [is] an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's h
nakedness; they shall be childless.
(h) Read (Leviticus
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto
you to possess it, a land that i floweth
with milk and honey: I [am] the LORD your God, which have separated you from
(i) Full of abundance of all things.
20:25 Ye shall therefore put difference between
clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not
make your souls k 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.
(k) By eating them contrary to my commandment.