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Leviticus - Chapter 20

Bible Study Notes

Leviticus 20:1-5 All who sacrifice their children on the altar to the false god, Molech, shall be put to death by stoning. If the man in charge does not have that man punished, then the Lord will cut him and his clan off from the people.

Notes: Molech is the Ammonite god of the people surrounding Israel, required human (especially child) sacrifice.

Leviticus 20:6-9 All who turn to mediums and necromancers will be cut off from the people. All that curses their father or mother shall be put to death.

Leviticus 20:10-21 Those caught in adultery shall be put to death. If anyone has sexual relationships with anyone the Lord has deemed wrong, shall be put to death.

Leviticus 20:22-24 All the children of Israel must obey the Lord’s laws and statutes so that the land they will possess won’t vomit them out (They being punished and exiled to another country). The Lord detests those that currently in Canaan for they currently commit the sins that Lord warns the children of Israel not to commit. The Lord will use the children of Israel to drive out these inhabitants of Canaan so that the children of Israel may possess it, which is today called the land of Israel.

Notes: God told Israel repeatedly that remaining in the land required obedience to the Mosaic Covenant.

Leviticus 20:25-27 All unclean animals and birds must stay separated from each other. They shall not become unclean by doing anything that the Lord instructed against unclean beasts and animals. The children of Israel are to be holy as the Lord is holy, and if so, shall be the Lord’s possession. A person who is a medium or a necromancer shall be stoned to death.

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