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Molech: Fire Bad!
G-d told Moshe to warn the Jews that anyone who passes his child through fire as service to the idol Molech would be subject to the death penalty. This is such a serious offense that if the people turn a blind eye to this person's actions, G-d will have to handle things personally.
G-d then reiterates the prohibition against consulting fortune-tellers, adding that it carries the penalty of kareis (excision).