Leviticus 20

Molech, familiar spirits, and wizards
20:1-5

20:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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.

20:3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

God said to Moses,
Say this to all of the Israelites,

Whoever gives his seed to Molech shall be killed.

The people of the land will stone him with stones. [1]

Because he has profaned my holy name.

20:4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:

20:5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

I will cut off whoever refuses to stone to him to death, along with their families and those who go whoring after, and commit whoedom with, Molech.

20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

I will cut off those who go a whoring after familiar spirits and wizards.

20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

Be holy, because I am God. [2]

20:8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.

Keep my statutes.

I am the Lord.

People who must be stoned (or burned) to death
20:9-16

20:9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

Whoever curses his father or mother must be put to death. [3]

Their blood shall be upon them.

20:10 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.

Adulterers and adulteresses must be put to death. [4]

20:11 And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

If a man has sex with his father's wife, kill them both. [5]

Their blood shall be upon them.

20:12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.

If a man has sex with his daughter in law, kill them both. [6]

Their blood shall be upon them.

20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

If a man has sex with another man, kill them both. [7]

They have committed an abomination.

Their blood shall be upon them.

20:14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

If a man has sex with his wife and her mother [8], burn to death all three.

20:15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

If a man has sex with an animal, kill them both.

20:16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

If a woman has sex with an animal, kill them both.

Their blood shall be upon them.

People whose nakedness you shouldn't uncover [9]
20:17-21

20:17 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.

If a man takes his sister and sees her naked, and she sees him naked, it is a wicked thing. [9]

They shall be cut off.

20:18 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.

If a man lies with a menstruating woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has discovered her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood.

Both of them shall be cut off from their people. [10]

20:19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.

A man shall not uncover the nakedness of his aunt. Those who do so will bear their iniquity.

20:20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

A man shall not lie with his uncle's wife. That would uncover his uncle's nakedness.

They shall die childless.

20:21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

A man shall not lie with his brother's wife. It is an unclean thing.

They shall die childless.

Do what God says (or he'll hate you)
20:22-26

20:22 Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.

You shall keep all my statutes and do them
(or the land will spue you out).

20:23 And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Don't behave like the nations that I cast out before you. Because they did all these things. Therefore I abhorred them. [11]

20:24 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.

But as I've said to you, you'll inherit their land, and I'll give it to you, a land flowing with milk and honey.

I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from other people.

20:25 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.

So you will discriminate between clean and unclean beasts and fowls. You won't make yourselves abominable with beasts, fowl, or creeping things.

20:26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

You will be holy to me, for I am holy, and I have separated you from other people so you could be mine.

Familiar spirits (again)
20:27, Cf. Lev 20:6

20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Stone to death any witches or wizards. [12]

Their blood shall be upon them.