Chapter 20
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Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Moreover, you shall tell the children of Israel, 'Anyone of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who live as foreigners in Israel, who gives any of her seed to Molech; she shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone her with stones.
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I also will set my face against that person, and will cut her off from among her people because she has given of her seed to Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
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If the people of the land all hide their eyes from that person, when she gives of her seed to Molech, and don't put her to death;
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then I will set my face against that woman, and against her family, and will cut her off, and all who play the philanderer after her, to play the philanderer with Molech, from among their people.
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"'The person that turns to those who are mediums, and to the wizards, to play the philanderer after them, I will even set my face against that person, and will cut her off from among her people.
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"'Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am Yahweh your God.
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You shall keep my statutes, and do them. I am Yahweh who sanctifies you.
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"'For everyone who curses her mother or her father shall surely be put to death: she has cursed her mother or her father; her blood shall be upon her.
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"'The woman who commits adultery with another woman's husband, even she who commits adultery with her neighbor's husband, the adulteress and the adulterer shall surely be put to death.
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The woman who lies with her mother's husband has uncovered her mother's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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"'If a woman lies with her son-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have committed a perversion; their blood shall be upon them.
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"'If a woman lies with a female, as with a man, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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"'If a woman takes a husband and his father, it is wickedness: they shall be burned with fire, both she and they; that there may be no wickedness among you.
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"'If a woman lies with an animal, she shall surely be put to death; and you shall kill the animal.
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"'If a man approaches any animal, and lies down with it, you shall kill the man, and the animal: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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"'If a woman takes her brother, her mother's son, or her father's son, and sees his nakedness, and he sees her nakedness; it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people: she has uncovered her brother's nakedness; she shall bear her iniquity.
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"'If a woman lies with a man having his monthly period, and uncovers his nakedness; she has made naked his fountain, and he has uncovered the fountain of his blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
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"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, nor of your mother's brother; for she has made naked her close relative: they shall bear their iniquity.
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If a woman lies with her uncle's husband, she has uncovered her uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
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"'If a woman takes her sister's husband, it is an impurity: she has uncovered her sister's nakedness; they shall be childless.
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"'You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my ordinances, and do them; that the land, where I am bringing you to dwell, may not vomit you out.
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You shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I am casting out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
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But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
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"'You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean: and you shall not make yourselves abominable by animal, or by bird, or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have separated from you as unclean for you.
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You shall be holy to me: for I, Yahweh, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.
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"'A woman or a man that is a medium, or is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.'"