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And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

20:4 seed unto Molech. Molech was the vicious god of the Ammonites, to whom children were sacrificed regularly. Despite this clear prohibition, the Israelites from time to time actually indulged in this gross wickedness (e.g., II Kings 3:27).

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