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Bible Commentaries
Leviticus 20

Geneva Study BibleGeneva Study Bible

Verse 2

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 {a} Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

(a) By Molech he means any type of idol, Leviticus 18:21

Verse 3

20:3 And I will {b} 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.

(b) Read Leviticus 17:10; Leviticus 18:21.

Verse 4

20:4 And if the {c} 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:

(c) Though the people be negligent to do their duty, and defend God’s right, yet he will not allow wickedness to go unpunished.

Verse 6

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

(d) To esteem sorcerers or conjurers is spiritual whoredom, or idolatry.

Verse 9

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; {e} his blood [shall be] upon him.

(e) He is worthy to die.

Verse 14

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

(f) It is an abominable and detestable thing.

Verse 20

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 {g} childless.

(g) They shall be cut off from their people, and their children shall be taken as bastards, and not counted among the Israelites.

Verse 21

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

(h) Read Leviticus 18:16.

Verse 24

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 {i} floweth with milk and honey: I [am] the LORD your God, which have separated you from [other] people.

(i) Full of abundance of all things.

Verse 25

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 {k} 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.

(k) By eating them contrary to my commandment.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Leviticus 20". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/leviticus-20.html. 1599-1645.
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