19:31 Do not turn to the spirits of the dead and do not seek familiar spirits 1 to become unclean by them. I am the Lord your God.
20:6 “‘The person who turns to the spirits of the dead and familiar spirits 3 to commit prostitution by going after them, I will set my face 4 against that person and cut him off from the midst of his people.
1 sn The prohibition here concerns those who would seek special knowledge through the spirits of the dead, whether the dead in general or dead relatives in particular (i.e., familiar spirits; see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 321, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 134). Cf. Lev 20:6 below.
4 tn Heb “I will give my faces.”