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 for Leviticus 18:21

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 for Leviticus 18:21

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 18:21

  • Mishael on Leviticus 18:21
    Very helpful book or paperback on Abe Books website that teaches on the event of Armageddon.

    Arthur had an understanding that is awesome and very much speaks to this days people. He wouldn't teach error for all the gold in...in....in....who's got gold? Ok then, tea in China. Most likely his books won't be on the shelves at half-price books.

    He said the USA would do something so bad that the whole world would SHUN us. That was 50 yrs ago, folks. Arthur is still talkin.

    I thank God for every paperback book He has put in my hands.

    :D
  • James William Ampofo on Leviticus 18:21
    1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

    1. What does it mean "to let one (son) pass through fire" as indicated in Leviticus chap 18?

    2. Did Jesus Christ speak against polygamy?

    3. How do you explain evidence from fossils records which show that the world has been in existence for millions of years as against the Biblical account which points to the fact that our world, our human history, has existed for about 7,000 years?

    4. The origin of Man: How do we explain historic records of prehistoric man as against the account of Man in the Bible?

    5. It appears some aspect of Evolution has evidence in some groups of people living currently in the world: There are some tribes in the world in modern world whose physical appearance appear to suggest that Man has evolved over the years from other species of creatures.

    I am an African. I have respect for the human race. I believe that God created Man in His image. But I have been wondering why the physical appearance, especially the facial features, of some groups of people have some close semblance to other creatures. Please, do not get offended, I genuinely want answers: Consider also the Australian Aborigenes, the Red Indians, Mogolians, Greenlandics, people from Siberia, etc. Please, I do not intend to disrespect anyone. I am speaking from my naive observation and would like to have explanations, if possible.

    I am a Lay Minister of the Gospel in the city of Accra, Ghana.

    Thank you.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Leviticus 18:21
    A thousand years is like one day with God.
  • Ramimy - in Reply on Leviticus 18:21
    1- offer a child for Molech. Walking under fiery breezes is one of the rites performed during the offerings

    2 -Matt 19:1-11

    3- Galat 4:9

    4 -Isaiah 7:9 If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established."

    5- Galat 4:9

    >>> Colossians 1:9-10


 

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