“Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech(A) must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him.(B) I will turn[a] against that man and cut him off from his people, because he gave his offspring to Molech, defiling My sanctuary(C) and profaning My holy name.(D) But if the people of the country look the other way when that man[b] gives any of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, then I will turn[c] against that man and his family, and cut off from their people both him and all who follow[d] him in prostituting(E) themselves with Molech.

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  1. Leviticus 20:3 Lit will set My face
  2. Leviticus 20:4 Lit country ever close their eyes from that man when he
  3. Leviticus 20:5 Lit will set My face
  4. Leviticus 20:5 Lit prostitute themselves with

10 No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire,[a](A) practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,

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  1. Deuteronomy 18:10 Either a Canaanite cult practice or child sacrifice

At that time, Solomon built a high place(A) for Chemosh,(B) the detestable idol of Moab, and for Milcom,[a](C) the detestable idol of the Ammonites, on the hill across from Jerusalem.(D)

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  1. 1 Kings 11:7 Lit Molech

10 He defiled Topheth,(A) which is in the Valley of Hinnom,(B) so that no one could make his son or daughter pass through the fire(C) to Molech.(D)

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35 They have built the high places of Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Molech(A)—something I had not commanded them. I had never entertained the thought[a] that they do this detestable act causing Judah to sin!

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  1. Jeremiah 32:35 Lit them, and it did not arise on My heart

43 No, you took up the tent of Moloch[a]
and the star of your god Rephan,[b]
the images that you made to worship.
So I will deport you beyond Babylon!(A)[c]

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  1. Acts 7:43 Canaanite or Phoenician sky or sun god
  2. Acts 7:43 Perhaps an Assyrian star god—the planet Saturn
  3. Acts 7:43 Am 5:25-27

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