1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: Any of the children of Israel, or of the
strangers who sojourn in Israel, who gives any of his seed to Molech, shall be executed to
death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.
3 I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from his people, because he has
given his seed to Molech, to defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name.
4 And if the people of the land should conceal to hide their eyes from the man, when he
gives his seed to Molech, and they do not kill him,
5 then I will set My face against that man and against his family; and I will cut him off
from his people, along with all who prostitute themselves with him to commit adultery with
6 And the soul who turns to mediums and fortunetellers, to commit adultery with them, I
will set My face against that soul and cut him off from his people.
7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am Jehovah your God.
8 And you shall keep My statutes, and do them: I am Jehovah who sanctifies you.
9 And each one who curses his father or his mother shall be executed to death. He has
cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him.
10 The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery
with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall be executed to death.
11 The man who lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of
them shall be executed to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
12 If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall be executed to death. They
have brought about perversion. Their blood shall be upon them.
13 If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, both of them have committed an
abomination. They shall be executed to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
14 If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with
fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness in your midst.
15 If a man mates with a beast, he shall be executed to death, and you shall kill the beast.
16 If a woman approaches any beast and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the
beast. They shall die the death. Their blood is upon them.
17 If a man takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and gives
attention to her nakedness and she gives attention to his nakedness, it is shameful. And they
shall be cut off in the eyes of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister's
nakedness. He shall bear his iniquity.
18 If a man lies with a woman when she is unwell and uncovers her nakedness, he has
exposed her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood. Both of them shall be cut
off from among their people.
19 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister nor of your father's sister,
for that would uncover his near of kin. They shall bear their iniquity.
20 If a man lies with his aunt, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness. They shall bear
their sin; they shall die childless.
21 If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother's
nakedness. They shall be childless.
22 You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and do them, that the
land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out.
23 And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nations which I am casting out before you;
for they have done all these things, and therefore I abhor them.
24 But I have said to you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a
land flowing with milk and honey. I am Jehovah your God, who has set you apart from the
25 You shall therefore distinguish between clean beasts and unclean, between unclean
flying creatures and clean, and you shall not make your souls detestable by beast or by
flying creature, or by any kind of living thing that moves on the ground, which I have set
apart from you as unclean.
26 And you shall be holy unto Me, for I, Jehovah, am holy, and have set you apart from
the peoples, that you should be Mine.
27 A man or a woman who is a medium or a fortuneteller shall be executed to death; they
shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.