20 Moreover, thou shalt not give thy self to thy neighbor’s wife by carnal copulation, to be defiled with her.

21 (A)Also thou shalt not give thy [a]children to [b]offer them unto [c]Molech, neither shalt thou defile the Name of thy God: for I am the Lord.

22 Thou shalt not lie with the male as one lieth with a woman: for it is abomination.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 18:21 Hebrew, of thy seed.
  2. Leviticus 18:21 Or, to make them pass.
  3. Leviticus 18:21 Which was an idol of the Ammonites, unto whom they burned and sacrificed their children, 2 Kings 23:10. This seemed to be the chief and principal of all idols: and as the Jews write, was of a great stature, and hollow within, having seven places or chambers within him: one was to receive meal that was offered: another turtle doves: the third, a sheep: the fourth, a ram: the fifth a calf: the sixth an ox: the seventh a child. This idol’s face was like a calf: his hands were ever stretched out to receive gifts: his priests were called Chemarim, 2 Kings 23:5; Hos. 10:5; Zeph. 1:4.

20 “‘Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife(A) and defile yourself with her.

21 “‘Do not give any of your children(B) to be sacrificed to Molek,(C) for you must not profane the name of your God.(D) I am the Lord.(E)

22 “‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman;(F) that is detestable.(G)

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