31 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates.(A) They even burn their sons(B) and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.(C)

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10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire,(A) who practices divination(B) or sorcery,(C) interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,(D)

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He followed the ways of the kings of Israel(A) and even sacrificed his son(B) in the fire, engaging in the detestable(C) practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.

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17 They sacrificed(A) their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens(B) and sold(C) themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

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He sacrificed his own son(A) in the fire, practiced divination,(B) sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists.(C) He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing(D) his anger.

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10 He desecrated Topheth,(A) which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom,(B) so no one could use it to sacrifice their son(C) or daughter in the fire to Molek.

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Ahaz King of Judah(A)

28 Ahaz(B) was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord. He followed the ways of the kings of Israel and also made idols(C) for worshiping the Baals. He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom(D) and sacrificed his children(E) in the fire, engaging in the detestable(F) practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.

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He sacrificed his children(A) in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums(B) and spiritists.(C) He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

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37 They sacrificed their sons(A)
    and their daughters to false gods.(B)

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38 They shed innocent blood,
    the blood of their sons(A) and daughters,
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
    and the land was desecrated by their blood.

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You burn with lust among the oaks(A)
    and under every spreading tree;(B)
you sacrifice your children(C) in the ravines
    and under the overhanging crags.

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The Valley of Slaughter

30 “‘The people of Judah have done evil(A) in my eyes, declares the Lord. They have set up their detestable idols(B) in the house that bears my Name and have defiled(C) it.

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31 They have built the high places of Topheth(A) in the Valley of Ben Hinnom(B) to burn their sons and daughters(C) in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.(D)

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They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children(A) in the fire as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.(B)

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35 They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom(A) to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molek,(B) though I never commanded—nor did it enter my mind(C)—that they should do such a detestable(D) thing and so make Judah sin.(E)

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20 “‘And you took your sons and daughters(A) whom you bore to me(B) and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough?(C)

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Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,(A)
    with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?(B)
Shall I offer my firstborn(C) for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?(D)

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