Leviticus 18:1-23 (Common English Bible)

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Sexual conduct

1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 Speak to the Israelites and say to them: I am the LORD your God. 3 You must not do things like they are done in the land of Egypt, where you used to live. And you must not do things like they are done in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You must not follow the practicesa of those places. 4 No, my regulations and my rules are the ones you must keep by following them: I am the LORD your God. 5 You must keep my rules and my regulations; by doing them one will live; I am the LORD. 6 No one is allowed to approach any blood relative for sexual contact:b I am the LORD. 7 You must not uncover your father's nakedness, which is your mother's nakedness. She is your mother; you must not have sexual contact with her. 8 You must not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness. 9 You must not have sexual contact with your sister—regardless of whether she is your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born into the same household as you or outside it. 10 You must not have sexual contact with your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, because their nakedness is your own nakedness.c 11 You must not have sexual contact with the daughter of your father's wife, who was born into your father's family; she is your sister. 12 You must not have sexual contact with your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative. 13 You must not have sexual contact with your mother's sister because she is your mother's blood relative. 14 You will not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother—that is, you will not approach his wife for sex; she is your aunt. 15 You must not have sexual contact with your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife. You must not have sexual contact with her. 16 You will not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness. 17 You must not have sexual contact with a woman and her daughter. You will not marry her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, thereby uncovering her nakedness. They are her blood relatives; it is shameful. 18 You must not marry your wife's sister as a rival and have sexual contact with her while her sister is alive. 19 You must not approach a woman for sexual contact during her menstrual uncleanness. 20 You must not have sexual relations with the wife of your fellow Israelite, becoming unclean by it. 21 You must not give any of your childrend to offer them over to Molech so that you do not defile your God's name: I am the LORD. 22 You must not have sexual intercourse with a man as you would with a woman; it is a detestable practice. 23 You will not have sexual relations with any animal, becoming unclean by it. Nor will a woman present herself before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.
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