17:7 So they must no longer offer 1 their sacrifices to the goat demons, 2 acting like prostitutes by going after them. 3 This is to be a perpetual statute for them throughout their generations. 4
20:5 I myself will set my face against that man and his clan. I will cut off from the midst of their people both him and all who follow after him in spiritual prostitution, 5 to commit prostitution by worshiping Molech. 6
20:6 “‘The person who turns to the spirits of the dead and familiar spirits 8 to commit prostitution by going after them, I will set my face 9 against that person and cut him off from the midst of his people.
1 tn Heb “sacrifice.” This has been translated as “offer” for stylistic reasons to avoid the redundancy of “sacrifice their sacrifices.”
3 tn Heb “which they are committing harlotry after them.”
4 tn Heb “for your generations.”
5 tn The adjective “spiritual” has been supplied in the translation to clarify that this is not a reference to literal prostitution, but figuratively compares idolatry to prostitution.
9 tn Heb “I will give my faces.”