Leviticus 18:21
Text Analysis
2233 [e]וּמִֽזַּרְעֲךָ֥
And any of your descendantsConj-w, Prep-m | N-msc | 2ms
3808 [e]לֹא־
5414 [e]תִתֵּ֖ן
you shall letV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
5674 [e]לְהַעֲבִ֣יר
pass through [the fire]Prep-l | V-Hifil-Inf
4432 [e]לַמֹּ֑לֶךְ
to MolechPrep-l, Art | N-proper-ms
3808 [e]וְלֹ֧א
norConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
2490 [e]תְחַלֵּ֛ל
shall you profaneV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
853 [e]אֶת־
8034 [e]שֵׁ֥ם
the nameN-msc
430 [e]אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ
of your GodN-mpc | 2ms
589 [e]אֲנִ֥י
3068 [e]יְהוָֽה׃
[am] YahwehN-proper-ms

Hebrew Texts
ויקרא 18:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וּמִֽזַּרְעֲךָ֥ לֹא־תִתֵּ֖ן לְהַעֲבִ֣יר לַמֹּ֑לֶךְ וְלֹ֧א תְחַלֵּ֛ל אֶת־שֵׁ֥ם אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ אֲנִ֥י יְהוָֽה׃

ויקרא 18:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ומזרעך לא־תתן להעביר למלך ולא תחלל את־שם אלהיך אני יהוה׃

ויקרא 18:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ומזרעך לא־תתן להעביר למלך ולא תחלל את־שם אלהיך אני יהוה׃

ויקרא 18:21 Hebrew Bible
ומזרעך לא תתן להעביר למלך ולא תחלל את שם אלהיך אני יהוה׃

Parallel Verses
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 …


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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