Leviticus Chapter 20
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2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
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Matthew Henry's Leviticus Chapter 20 Bible commentary...
Law against sacrificing children to Moloch, Of children that curse their parents. (1-9) Laws repeated, Holiness enjoined. (10-27)1-9 Are we shocked at the unnatural cruelty of the ancient idolaters in sacrificing their children? We may justly be so. But are there not very many parents, who, by bad teaching and wicked examples, and by the mysteries of iniquity which they show their children, devote them to the service of Satan, and forward their everlasting ruin, in a manner even more to be lamented? What an account must such parents render to God, and what a meeting will they have with their children at the day of judgment! On the other hand, let children remember that he who cursed father or mother was surely put to death. This law Christ confirmed. Laws which were made before are repeated, and penalties annexed to them. If men will not avoid evil practices, because the law has made these practices sin, and it is right that we go on that principle, surely they should avoid them when the law has made them death, from a principle of self-preservation. In the midst of these laws comes in a general charge, Sanctify yourselves, and be ye holy. It is the Lord that sanctifies, and his work will be done, though it be difficult. Yet his grace is so far from doing away our endeavours, that it strongly encourages them. Work out your salvation, for it is God that worketh in you.
10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.
Dojcin's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 13 on 12/03/2013, 3:11pm...
The word "mankind" in Lev 20:13 is actually ZAKHAV which means "male" in hebrew.
It should read better:
"...If a man lies with a male, as he lyeth with a woman, both of them have committed abomination."
Also the word "both" is Hebrew word "shanehem" which implies two people, not a group.
Samdani's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 13 on 11/14/2013, 10:49pm...
Please, read it again and again and if you have problems with English, use a dictionary.
If a man also lie with mankind, as hee lyeth with a woman, both of them haue committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shalbe vpon them.
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And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.
- Basic English Bible.
What part is hard to understand ?
Simone's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 9 on 10/21/2013, 7:15pm...
This verse can be confusing, but know that it's translation means: Respect and honor your Parents no matter what they do and God will take care of their short comings. True Christians should know the real meaning of God's Words. Those who study.
MARY's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment on 9/27/2013, 12:39pm...
GOD IS LETTING US KNOW THAT HE LOVE ALL OF US IT IS THE SIN THAT GOD HATE,EVEN THOU THIS IS THE OLD TESTAMENT DOES MEAN THAT THIS RULE DO NOT APPLY TO US TODAY, WE ARE LIVING UNDER GRACE TODAY AND EACH DAY THAT WE WAKE ,GOD MEANS UP GOD IS GIVING EACH OF US A CHANCE TO REPENT AND GET RIGHT WITH HIM WHEN WE OBEY GOD WE CAN LIVE NOT ONLY HERE ON EARTH BUT WE WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD. AND JUST LIKE HE SAID THAT HE IS THE LORD HE MAKES THAT VERY CLEAR TO US.
Brittny Terry's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 7 on 9/26/2013, 2:56pm...
It just lets you know that if you do not accept the truth, you can not enter the gates of Heaven.
Dave's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment on 7/17/2013, 7:49pm...
I have a friend who is gay and I have spoken to him about it and he used Leviticus chapter 20 to justify his lifestyle. He claims that the laws handed down to Moses then do not apply today including verse 9 that says anyone who curses their father or mother should be put to death. I would really like some feed back so I can have another discussion with him. Thank you.
Krag's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 13 on 5/17/2013, 10:49am...
The key word here is mankind . It does not mention man (singular). Mankind is a general term for "all humans"both male and female. It sounds to me like he doesn't want orgies.
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