Leviticus 18:21

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt not let any of thy seed passe through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou prophane the Name of thy God: I am the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to make them pass through `the fire' to Molech; neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you may not make any of your children go through the fire as an offering to Molech, and you may not put shame on the name of your God: I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt not give of thy seed to let them pass through [the fire] to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not give any of your children to sacrifice to Molech; neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am Yahweh.
- World English Bible

`And of thy seed thou dost not give to pass over to the Molech; nor dost thou pollute the name of thy God; I [am] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to set them apart to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 18:21


18:21 Pass through fire - This was done, either by burning them in the fire, or by making them pass between two great fires, which was a kind of consecration of them to that God. Moloch - Called also Milcom, was an idol chiefly of the Ammonites. He seems to be the Saturn of the heathens, to whom especially children and men were sacrificed. This is mentioned, because the neighbours of Israel were most infected with this idolatry, and therefore they are particularly cautioned against it, though under this one instance all other idols and acts, or kinds of idolatry, are manifestly comprehended and forbidden.


Discussion for Leviticus 18

  • Arthur
    Wow I am not judging no one. It is the word of GOD.and it is clear. I feel so saddened that this world is in so much pain . And until this world put our LORD first it will continue to decay. LORD please show us all mercy.
  • David
    When someone focuses on 18:22 to use it as condemnation
  • Dewey J
    Leah, what you said is true it is God's Word period. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Gods Woman
    In looking at the entire 18th chapter of Leviticus, we can see that the LORD told Moses to tell his congregation to not pattern after the Egyptians in the acts of incest, **, idolatry, same- sex relations, and to lie down carnally with a neighbor 's wife for it is abomination and defilement of the land. Any person guilty of such immoral acts would be cut off. Yes, Leviticus was before Jesus ' earthly birth, but the 1st chapter, 18-32 verses of Romans were after the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. "Only YOU can prevent body fires ". As sure as the judgment is real, so is heaven and hell fire real. It 's an individual choice. The Saints of God would love to see God say to everyone, enter in, and not depart from me, for your work was of iniquity. Read St. John 3:1-7 where you must be born again, and Acts 2:38 tells you how to be born again, and lastly Romans 10:9-run and tell somebody else to repent for the Kingdom of heaven is very near. AMEN!
  • God\'s Woman for verse 22
    Humans should have dog sense. When a male dog gets in heat, he doesn 't seek out another male. The same goes for all animals. God said in Genesis that God made them male and female. It is hard for a person in darkness to understand how to walk in light until he she comes into the knowledge of God 's truths. Matt 24 and 25, in the lake of fire, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth because people fail to heed the way of holiness. It 's wrong for single people to fornicate. Does that mean that I 'm hating fornicators? People get very defensive against truth when they are guilty and don 't want to change. Same sex relationships , God hates and will judge, as He will all forms of sins.
  • It is God 's word. The son of God Jesus died for our sins so that we may repent and be forgiven. In the Heavenly Father 's eyes, this is a abomination disgust, filthy, dirty . Whether you think it is right or wrong, it is written that God finds it to his dislike. I think you could even say he hates the thought of same sex relationships. It is my opinion. For he shall be the judge in the end. God Help Us all!

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