Leviticus Chapter 20
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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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.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Angelica's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 13 on 5/16/2015, 9:57am...
Talking about Leviticus 20:13 alone is not making any sense. You have to look at the entire list in 20. It 's a long, long list. So why is only 20:13 harped upon? Does everyone adhere to 20:18 as well? "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. " People simply pick out the single bit that suits their argument. What about 20:10 then? "And the man that committeth adultery with another man s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. " All the sins listed in chapter 20 should be of equal level of sin. But are they really? In today 's society? The context and time in which the Old Testament was written in isn 't anything like today. Do Christians really adhere to every single thing written in there?
Mike's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment about verse 13 on 5/10/2015, 10:46pm...
What ever happened to "Thou shalt not kill "? Anyone who says that they don 't interpret the Bible is not being honest. A literal interpretation of the Bible is impossible, yet you hear ALL the time from many "religious " people that their way of preaching the Bible is the true way because they don 't interpret the Bible. modifying they don 't selectively choose.
Carole's Leviticus Chapter 20 comment on 5/01/2015, 6:35am...
I think there were rules to promote the continuation of a race of people. Jesus ' life and death brought with it a new Covenant. The greatest commandment is love. It is not the place of man to judge, to condemn, or to kill as Leviticus seems to advocate . All men sin. To turn our backs on our fellow man because his sins are different from ours, is an affront to the teachings of Jesus. Those who judge others are not saved.
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