20:3 I myself will set my face 1 against that man and cut him off from the midst of his people, 2 because he has given some of his children to Molech and thereby defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. 3
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, 4 to commit prostitution by worshiping Molech. 5
20:6 “‘The person who turns to the spirits of the dead and familiar spirits 7 to commit prostitution by going after them, I will set my face 8 against that person and cut him off from the midst of his people.
1 tn Heb “And I, I shall give my faces.”
2 sn On the “cut off” penalty see the notes on Lev 7:20 and 17:4.
3 tn Heb “for the sake of defiling my sanctuary and to profane my holy name.”
4 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.
5 tn Heb “to commit harlotry after Molech.” The translation employs “worshiping” here for clarity (cf. NAB, NCV, TEV, CEV, NLT). On the “cut off” penalty see the note on Lev 7:20.
6 sn For structure and coherence in Lev 20:6-27 see the note on v. 27 below.
7 tn See the note on the phrase “familiar spirits” in Lev 19:31 above.
8 tn Heb “I will give my faces.”