Leviticus 20:22-27


A.(22) Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. (23) And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. (24) But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey:

B. I am the LORD your God, which have separated (0914) you from other people.

C.(25) Ye shall therefore put difference (0914) between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean:

D. and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground,

C’. which I have separated (0914) from you as unclean.

B’.(26) And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed (0914) you from other people, that ye should be mine.

A’.(27) A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

One thought on “Leviticus 20:22-27”

  1. Perhaps this structure misses the obvious 20:6 wizards/familiar spirit with the repeat (with development and variation from turning פנה countenancing to a created passion היה אוה) in 20:27
    When the larger section is seen, this places 2:14 as the centre with a dramatic and public type of execution by fire as a statement to “this is wickedness!” cf Zech 5 ??

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