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Leviticus 20:2


“You are to say to the Israelites, ‘Any man from the Israelites or from the foreigners who reside in Israel 1  who gives any of his children 2  to Molech 3  must be put to death; the people of the land must pelt him with stones. 4 


Le 17:8,13,15; Le 18:21; Le 20:27; Le 24:14,23; Nu 15:35,36; De 12:31; De 13:10,11; De 17:5-7; De 18:10; De 21:21; 2Ki 17:17; 2Ki 23:10; 2Ch 28:3; 2Ch 33:6; Ps 106:38; Isa 57:5,6; Jer 7:31; Jer 32:35; Eze 16:20,21; Eze 20:26,31; Eze 23:37,39; Ac 7:43; Ac 7:58,59

NET © Notes

tn Heb “or from the sojourner who sojourns”; NAB “an alien residing in Israel.”

tn Heb “his seed” (so KJV, ASV); likewise in vv. 3-4.

tn Regarding Molech and Molech worship see the note on Lev 18:21.

tn This is not the most frequently-used Hebrew verb for stoning (see instead סָקַל, saqal), but a word that refers to the action of throwing, slinging, or pelting someone with stones (רָגָם, ragam; see HALOT 1187 s.v. רגם qal.a, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 136).

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