21 “You are not to sacrifice any of your children in the fire[a] to Molech.(A) Do not profane the name(B) of your God; I am the Lord.

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  1. 18:21 Lit to make any of your children pass through the fire

31 You must not do the same to the Lord your God, because they practice every detestable act, which the Lord hates, for their gods. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

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17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire[a](A) and practiced divination and interpreted omens.(B) They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight and angered him.(C)

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  1. 17:17 Lit They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire

31 the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire(A) to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim.

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He burned incense in Ben Hinnom Valley(A) and burned his children in[a](B) the fire, imitating the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites.(C)

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  1. 28:3 LXX, Syr, Tg read and passed his children through

They have built high places to Baal on which to burn their children in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, something I have never commanded or mentioned; I never entertained the thought.[a](A)

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  1. 19:5 Lit mentioned, and it did not arise on my heart

21 You slaughtered my children and gave them up when you passed them through the fire(A) to the images.

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31 When you offer your gifts, sacrificing your children in the fire,[a](A) you still continue to defile yourselves with all your idols today. So should I let you inquire of me, house of Israel? As I live—this is the declaration of the Lord God—I will not let you inquire of me!

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  1. 20:31 Lit gifts, making your children pass through the fire

25 When I vent my jealous rage on you,(A) they will deal with you in wrath. They will cut off your nose and ears, and the rest of you[a] will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and the rest of you will be consumed by fire.

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  1. 23:25 Or and your descendants

37 For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands; they have committed adultery with their idols. And the children they bore to me they have sacrificed in the fire[a] as food for the idols.(A)

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  1. 23:37 Lit have made pass through the fire

47 The assembly will stone them and cut them down with their swords.(A) They will kill their sons and daughters and burn their houses.

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