Leviticus 18:21
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New International Version
"'Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
"Do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not bring shame on the name of your God. I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

King James Bible
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to make any of your children pass through the fire to Molech. Do not profane the name of your God; I am Yahweh.

International Standard Version
"You are not to present any of your children to Molech as a sacrifice. That way, you won't defile the name of your God." "I am the LORD.

NET Bible
You must not give any of your children as an offering to Molech, so that you do not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never give your children as sacrifices to the god Molech [by burning them alive]. If you do, you are dishonoring the name of your God. I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to set them apart to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘Neither shall you give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech; neither shalt thou contaminate the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall not let any of your children pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

American King James Version
And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to make them pass through the fire to Molech; neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not give any of thy seed to be consecrated to the idol Moloch, nor defile the name of thy God : I am the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not give of thy seed to let them pass through [the fire] to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to make them pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

World English Bible
"'You shall not give any of your children to sacrifice to Molech; neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And of thy seed thou dost not give to pass over to the Molech; nor dost thou pollute the name of thy God; I am Jehovah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-30 Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts. - Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.
Study Bible
Unlawful Sexual Relations
20'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her. 21You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. 22'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:12
'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Leviticus 20:2
"You shall also say to the sons of Israel: 'Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

Leviticus 20:3
'I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name.

Leviticus 21:6
'They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they present the offerings by fire to the LORD, the food of their God; so they shall be holy.

Deuteronomy 12:31
"You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

2 Kings 16:3
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out from before the sons of Israel.

2 Kings 21:6
He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD provoking Him to anger.

2 Kings 23:10
He also defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech.

2 Chronicles 28:3
Moreover, he burned incense in the valley of Ben-hinnom and burned his sons in fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel.

Jeremiah 7:31
"They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My mind.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

pass through Molech signifies a king, or governor, of similar import with Baal, lord, or governor; and it is generally supposed that the sun was worshipped under this name; and more particularly as the fire appears to have been so much employed in his worship. It seems clear that children were not only consecrated to him by passing through the fire, which appears to be alluded to here, but that they were actually made a burnt offering to him. That the several abominations afterwards mentioned were actually practised by many heathen nations is abundantly attested by their own writers.

Leviticus 20:2 Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, Whoever he be of …

Deuteronomy 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for every abomination to …

Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or …

2 Kings 16:3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yes, and made his …

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and …

2 Kings 23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom…

Psalm 106:37,38 Yes, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to devils…

Jeremiah 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley …

Jeremiah 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons …

Ezekiel 20:31 For when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through …

Ezekiel 23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and …

to Molech

1 Kings 11:7,33 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination …

Amos 5:26 But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, …

Acts 7:43 Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god …

Moloch
profane

Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane …

Leviticus 20:2-5 Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, Whoever he be of …

Leviticus 21:6 They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their …

Leviticus 22:2,32 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from …

Ezekiel 36:20-23 And when they entered to the heathen, where they went, they profaned …

Malachi 1:12 But you have profaned it, in that you say, The table of the LORD …

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made …

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, …

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