Leviticus 20:2
Text Analysis
413 [e]וְאֶל־
and Again toConj-w | Prep
1121 [e]בְּנֵ֣י
the sonsN-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֘ל‪‬
of IsraelN-proper-ms
559 [e]תֹּאמַר֒
you shall sayV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
376 [e]אִ֣ישׁ
376 [e]אִישׁ֩
1121 [e]מִבְּנֵ֨י
of the sonsPrep-m | N-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל
of IsraelN-proper-ms
4480 [e]וּמִן־
orConj-w | Prep
1616 [e]הַגֵּ֣ר ׀
of the strangersArt | N-ms
1481 [e]הַגָּ֣ר
who dwellArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3478 [e]בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל
in IsraelPrep-b | N-proper-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֨ר
5414 [e]יִתֵּ֧ן
2233 [e]מִזַּרְע֛וֹ
[any] of his descendantsPrep-m | N-msc | 3ms
4432 [e]לַמֹּ֖לֶךְ
to MolechPrep-l, Art | N-proper-ms
4191 [e]מ֣וֹת
4191 [e]יוּמָ֑ת
he shall be put to deathV-Hofal-Imperf-3ms
5971 [e]עַ֥ם
The peopleN-msc
776 [e]הָאָ֖רֶץ
of the landArt | N-fs
7275 [e]יִרְגְּמֻ֥הוּ
shall stone himV-Qal-Imperf-3mp | 3ms
68 [e]בָאָֽבֶן׃
with stonesPrep-b, Art | N-fs

Hebrew Texts
ויקרא 20:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֮ תֹּאמַר֒ אִ֣ישׁ אִישׁ֩ מִבְּנֵ֨י יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל וּמִן־הַגֵּ֣ר ׀ הַגָּ֣ר בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִתֵּ֧ן מִזַּרְעֹ֛ו לַמֹּ֖לֶךְ מֹ֣ות יוּמָ֑ת עַ֥ם הָאָ֖רֶץ יִרְגְּמֻ֥הוּ בָאָֽבֶן׃

ויקרא 20:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואל־בני ישראל תאמר איש איש מבני ישראל ומן־הגר ׀ הגר בישראל אשר יתן מזרעו למלך מות יומת עם הארץ ירגמהו באבן׃

ויקרא 20:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואל־בני ישראל תאמר איש איש מבני ישראל ומן־הגר ׀ הגר בישראל אשר יתן מזרעו למלך מות יומת עם הארץ ירגמהו באבן׃

ויקרא 20:2 Hebrew Bible
ואל בני ישראל תאמר איש איש מבני ישראל ומן הגר הגר בישראל אשר יתן מזרעו למלך מות יומת עם הארץ ירגמהו באבן׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You shall also say to the sons of Israel: 'Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Leviticus 17:8,13,15 And you shall say to them, Whatever man there be of the house of …


Leviticus 18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, …

Deuteronomy 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for every abomination to …

Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or …

2 Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the …

2 Kings 23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom…

2 Chronicles 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and …

2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley …

Psalm 106:38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their …

Isaiah 57:5,6 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the …

Jeremiah 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley …

Jeremiah 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of …

Ezekiel 16:20,21 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have …

Ezekiel 20:26,31 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass …

Ezekiel 23:37,39 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and …

Acts 7:43 Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god …

Moloch or Molech
The Rabbins describe this idol as made of brass sitting upon a throne of the same metal, in the form of a man, with the head of a calf, adorned with a royal crown, and his arms extended as if to embrace any one. When they offered any children to him, they heated the statue by a great fire kindled within, and the victim was put into his arms, and thus consumed. Others relate, that the idol, which was hollow, was divided into seven compartments within; in one of which they put flour, in the second turtles, in the third a ewe, in the fourth a ram, in the fifth a calf, in the sixth an ox, and the seventh a child, where all burnt together by heating the statue inside. The account which Diodorus gives of the statue of Saturn, to which the Carthaginians, descendants of the Canaanites, sacrificed their children, is very similar. For they had a brazen stature of Saturn, stretching out his hands towards the ground, in such a manner that the children placed within them tumbled down into a pit full of fire. To this account, Milton alludes in PARADISE LOST, B.1:392.

the people

Leviticus 20:27 A man also or woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, …

Leviticus 24:14,23 Bring forth him that has cursed without the camp; and let all that …

Numbers 15:35,36 And the LORD said to Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: …

Deuteronomy 13:10,11 And you shall stone him with stones, that he die; because he has …

Deuteronomy 17:5-7 Then shall you bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed …

Deuteronomy 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he …

Acts 7:58,59 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid …

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