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And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
To the end
When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will not be inquired of by you.
Why, O Lord, do You cause us to stray from Your ways
harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
What then? What
Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
“Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to
Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter?
You shall not give any of your offspring
to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.
2 Kings 17:17
they made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, and practiced divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him.
2 Kings 21:6
He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord provoking Him to anger.
2 Chronicles 28:3
he burned incense in the valley of Ben-hinnom and burned his sons in fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had driven out before the sons of Israel.
2 Chronicles 33:6
He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger.
They built the
high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
you shall devote to the Lord the first offspring of every womb, and the first offspring of every beast that you own; the males belong to the Lord.
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “
Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”),
To the end
The slain will fall among you, and you will know that I am the Lord.