21 “You are not to sacrifice any of your children in the fire[a] to Molech.(A) Do not profane the name(B) of your God; I am the Lord.

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  1. 18:21 Lit to make any of your children pass through the fire

but walked in the ways of the kings of Israel.(A) He even sacrificed his son in the fire,[a] imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.(B)

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  1. 16:3 Lit even made his son pass through the fire

17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire[a](A) and practiced divination and interpreted omens.(B) They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight and angered him.(C)

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  1. 17:17 Lit They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire

He sacrificed his son in the fire,[a](A) practiced witchcraft and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists.(B) He did a huge amount of evil in the Lord’s sight, angering him.(C)

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  1. 21:6 Lit He made his son pass through the fire

10 He defiled Topheth,(A) which is in Ben Hinnom Valley,(B) so that no one could sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire[a](C) to Molech.(D)

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  1. 23:10 Lit could make his son or daughter pass through the fire

35 They have built the high places of Baal in Ben Hinnom Valley to sacrifice their sons and daughters in the fire[a] to Molech(A)—something I had not commanded them. I had never entertained the thought[b] that they do this detestable act causing Judah to sin!

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  1. 32:35 Lit to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire
  2. 32:35 Lit them, and it did not arise on my heart

26 When they sacrificed every firstborn in the fire,[a](A) I defiled them through their gifts in order to devastate them so they would know that I am the Lord.’(B)

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  1. 20:26 Lit they made every firstborn pass through the fire

31 When you offer your gifts, sacrificing your children in the fire,[a](A) you still continue to defile yourselves with all your idols today. So should I let you inquire of me, house of Israel? As I live—this is the declaration of the Lord God—I will not let you inquire of me!

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  1. 20:31 Lit gifts, making your children pass through the fire

37 For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands; they have committed adultery with their idols. And the children they bore to me they have sacrificed in the fire[a] as food for the idols.(A)

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  1. 23:37 Lit have made pass through the fire

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