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IMMERSE

BEGINNINGS
20:3-19
“If any of them offer their children as a sacrifice to Molech, they must
be put to death. The people of the community must stone them to death.
I myself will turn against them and cut them off from the community, because they have defiled my sanctuary and brought shame on my holy name
by offering their children to Molech. And if the people of the community
ignore those who offer their children to Molech and refuse to execute
them, I myself will turn against them and their families and will cut them
off from the community. This will happen to all who commit spiritual
prostitution by worshiping Molech.
“I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead.
I will cut them off from the community. So set yourselves apart to be holy,
for I am the Lord your God. Keep all my decrees by putting them into
practice, for I am the Lord who makes you holy.
“Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death. Such a
person is guilty of a capital offense.
“If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and
the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.
“If a man violates his father by having sex with one of his father’s wives,
both the man and the woman must be put to death, for they are guilty of
a capital offense.
“If a man has sex with his ­daughter-­in-­law, both must be put to death.
They have committed a perverse act and are guilty of a capital offense.
“If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with
a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be
put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.
“If a man marries both a woman and her mother, he has committed a
wicked act. The man and both women must be burned to death to wipe
out such wickedness from among you.
“If a man has sex with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal
must be killed.
“If a woman presents herself to a male animal to have intercourse with
it, she and the animal must both be put to death. You must kill both, for
they are guilty of a capital offense.
“If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his
mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a shameful disgrace. They must
be publicly cut off from the community. Since the man has violated his
sister, he will be punished for his sin.
“If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her menstrual period, both of them must be cut off from the community, for together they
have exposed the source of her blood flow.
“Do not have sexual relations with your aunt, whether your mother’s





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