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YahwehspoketoMoses, saying, “Moreover, youshall tell thechildrenofIsrael, ‘Anyone ofthechildrenofIsrael, orofthestrangerswholiveasforeignersinIsrael, whogivesanyofhisoffspringor, seedtoMolechshallsurelybeputtodeath. Thepeopleofthe land shallstonethat person with stones. Ialsowillsetmyfaceagainstthatperson, andwillcuthimofffromamonghispeople, becausehehasgivenofhisoffspringtoMolech, todefilemysanctuary, andtoprofanemyholyname. Ifthepeopleofthe land allhidetheireyesfromthatpersonwhenhegivesofhisoffspringtoMolech, and don’t puthimtodeath, thenIwillsetmyfaceagainstthatmanandagainsthisfamily, andwillcuthimoff, andallwhoplaytheprostitute after himtoplaytheprostitutewithMolech, fromamongtheirpeople.
“ ‘Thepersonthatturnstothosewhoare mediums andwizards, toplaytheprostituteafterthem, Iwill even setmyfaceagainstthatperson, andwillcuthimofffromamonghispeople.
“ ‘Sanctifyyourselvestherefore, andbeholy; forIamYahwehyourGod. Youshallkeepmystatutes, anddothem. IamYahwehwhosanctifiesyou.
“ ‘For everyone whocurseshis father orhis mother shallsurelybeputtodeath. Hehascursedhis father orhis mother. Hisbloodshallbe upon himself.
10 “ ‘Theman who commitsadulterywithanotherman’s wife, even he who commitsadulterywithhisneighbor’s wife, theadultererandtheadulteressshallsurelybeputtodeath.
11 “ ‘Theman who lieswithhis father’s wife hasuncoveredhis father’s nakedness. Bothofthemshallsurelybeputtodeath. Theirbloodshallbeupon themselves.
12 “ ‘If amanlieswithhisdaughter-in-law, bothofthemshallsurelybeputtodeath. Theyhavecommittedaperversion. Theirbloodshallbeuponthemselves.
13 “ ‘If amanlieswithamale, aswitha woman, bothofthemhavecommittedanabomination. Theyshallsurelybeputtodeath. Theirbloodshallbeuponthemselves.
14 “ ‘Ifa man takesa wife andher mother, itiswickedness. Theyshallbeburnedwith fire, both heandthey, thattheremaybenowickednessamongyou.
15 “ ‘If amanlieswithan animal, heshallsurelybeputtodeath; andyoushallkillthe animal.
16 “ ‘If a woman approachesany animal and lies withit, youshallkillthe woman andthe animal. Theyshallsurelybeputtodeath. Theirbloodshallbe upon them.
17 “ ‘Ifamantakeshis sister—hisfather’s daughter, orhis mother’s daughter—andseeshernakedness, andsheseeshisnakedness, itisa shameful thing. Theyshallbecutoffinthesightofthechildrenoftheirpeople. Hehasuncoveredhis sister’s nakedness. Heshallbearhisiniquity.
18 “ ‘Ifa man lieswithawoman having her monthly period, anduncovershernakedness, hehasmadeherfountainnaked, andshehasuncoveredthefountainofherblood. Bothofthemshallbecutofffromamongtheirpeople.
19 “ ‘Youshallnotuncoverthenakednessofyour mother’s sister, norofyour father’s sister, forhehasmadehis close relativenaked. Theyshallbeartheiriniquity. 20 If amanlieswithhisuncle’s wife, he hasuncoveredhisuncle’s nakedness. Theyshallbeartheirsin. Theyshalldiechildless.
21 “ ‘Ifa man takeshis brother’s wife, itisanimpurity. Hehasuncoveredhis brother’s nakedness. Theyshallbechildless.
22 “ ‘Youshallthereforekeepallmystatutesandallmyordinances, anddothem, thatthe land whereI am bringing youtodwellmaynotvomityouout. 23 YoushallnotwalkinthecustomsofthenationwhichI am castingoutbeforeyou; fortheydidallthesethings, andthereforeIabhorredthem. 24 ButIhave said toyou, “Youshallinherittheir land, andIwillgiveittoyoutopossessit, a land flowingwithmilkandhoney.” IamYahwehyourGod, whohas separated youfromthepeoples.
25 “ ‘Youshall therefore makea distinction between theclean animal andtheunclean, and between theuncleanfowlandtheclean. Youshallnotmakeyourselvesabominableby animal, orbybird, orbyanythingwithwhichthe ground teems, whichIhave separated fromyouasuncleanforyou. 26 Youshallbeholytome, forI, Yahweh, amholy, andhave set you apart fromthepeoples, thatyoushouldbemine.
27 “ ‘Amanora woman thatisa medium orisawizardshallsurelybeputtodeath. Theyshallbestonedwith stones. Theirbloodshallbeupon themselves.’ ”

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