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,
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
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
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,
20:9 For 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.
20:14 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.
20:20 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 childless.
(g) They shall be cut off from their people, and their
children shall be taken as bastards, and not counted
among the Israelites.
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.
20:24 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 [other] people.
(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.