Leviticus 20:4
New International Version
If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,

New Living Translation
And if the people of the community ignore those who offer their children to Molech and refuse to execute them,

English Standard Version
And if the people of the land do at all close their eyes to that man when he gives one of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,

Berean Study Bible
And if the people of the land ever hide their eyes and fail to put to death the man who gives one of his children to Molech,

New American Standard Bible
'If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death,

King James Bible
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:

Christian Standard Bible
But if the people of the country look the other way when that man gives any of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,

Contemporary English Version
Some of you may let them get away with human sacrifice,

Good News Translation
But if the community ignores what you have done and does not put you to death,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if the people of the country look the other way when that man gives any of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death,

International Standard Version
If the people avoid dealing with that man when he offers his child to Molech—that is, if they fail to execute him—

NET Bible
If, however, the people of the land shut their eyes to that man when he gives some of his children to Molech so that they do not put him to death,

New Heart English Bible
If the people of the land all hide their eyes from that person, when he gives of his offspring to Moloch, and do not put him to death;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the common people ignore those who give their children to Molech and do not put them to death,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if the people of the land do at all hide their eyes from that man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and put him not to death;

New American Standard 1977
‘If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if the people of the land should hide their eyes from the man, when he gives of his seed unto Molech, to not kill him,

King James 2000 Bible
And if the people of the land do in any way hide their eyes from the man, when he gives of his children unto Molech, and kill him not:

American King James Version
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and kill him not:

American Standard Version
And if the people at the land do at all hide their eyes from that man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and put him not to death;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the natives of the land should in anywise overlook that man in giving of his seed to Moloch, so as not to put him to death;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if the people of the land neglecting, and as it were little regarding my commandment, let alone the man that hath given of his seed to Moloch, and will not kill him:

Darby Bible Translation
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from that man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, that they kill him not,

English Revised Version
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from that man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and put him not to death:

Webster's Bible Translation
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed to Molech, and kill him not;

World English Bible
If the people of the land all hide their eyes from that person, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and don't put him to death;

Young's Literal Translation
'And if the people of the land really hide their eyes from that man, in his giving of his seed to the Molech, so as not to put him to death,
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
3And I will set My face against that man and cut him off from his people, because by giving his offspring to Molech, he has defiled My sanctuary and profaned My holy name. 4And if the people of the land ever hide their eyes and fail to put to death the man who gives one of his children to Molech, 5then I will set My face against that man and his family and cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves with Molech.…
Cross References
Leviticus 20:3
And I will set My face against that man and cut him off from his people, because by giving his offspring to Molech, he has defiled My sanctuary and profaned My holy name.

Leviticus 20:5
then I will set My face against that man and his family and cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves with Molech.

Treasury of Scripture

And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and kill him not:

hide

Acts 17:30
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

and kill

Deuteronomy 13:8
Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:

Deuteronomy 17:2-5
If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, …

Joshua 7:12
Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.







Lexicon
And if
וְאִ֡ם (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

the people
עַ֨ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

of the land
הָאָ֜רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

ever hide
הַעְלֵ֣ם (ha‘·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

their eyes
עֵֽינֵיהֶם֙ (‘ê·nê·hem)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and fail
לְבִלְתִּ֖י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

to put to death
הָמִ֥ית (hā·mîṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

the man
הָאִ֣ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who gives
בְּתִתּ֥וֹ (bə·ṯit·tōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

one of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

his children
מִזַּרְע֖וֹ (miz·zar·‘ōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

to Molech,
לַמֹּ֑לֶךְ (lam·mō·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4432: Molech -- a heathen god to whom Israelites sacrificed children
(4) And if the people of the land . . . --In the former verse the Legislator treated of cases where there was insufficient evidence. Here he declares what God would do if the community itself, whose duty it is to execute the sentence, either from culpable indifference or criminal sympathy with the sin, connive at it.

Verses 4, 5. - There is to be no connivance with Molech-worship. The penalty is death, and is to be carried out by the proper tribunals, whose business it was to see that the stoning took place. So in Deuteronomy the duty of killing those who entice to idolatry is laid down. "Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shall thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: but thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people" (Deuteronomy 13:8, 9). In the case of Molech-worship God declares that, if the tribunals of the nation fail to adjudge the penalty of death to the offender, he will himself lake the matter into his hands, and cut him off with his family and all that follow him in his sin of unfaithfulness. 20:1-9 Are we shocked at the unnatural cruelty of the ancient idolaters in sacrificing their children? We may justly be so. But are there not very many parents, who, by bad teaching and wicked examples, and by the mysteries of iniquity which they show their children, devote them to the service of Satan, and forward their everlasting ruin, in a manner even more to be lamented? What an account must such parents render to God, and what a meeting will they have with their children at the day of judgment! On the other hand, let children remember that he who cursed father or mother was surely put to death. This law Christ confirmed. Laws which were made before are repeated, and penalties annexed to them. If men will not avoid evil practices, because the law has made these practices sin, and it is right that we go on that principle, surely they should avoid them when the law has made them death, from a principle of self-preservation. In the midst of these laws comes in a general charge, Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy. It is the Lord that sanctifies, and his work will be done, though it be difficult. Yet his grace is so far from doing away our endeavours, that it strongly encourages them. Work out your salvation, for it is God that worketh in you.
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