Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Leviticus 18 (English Standard Version)

View In My Bible

Unlawful Sexual Relations

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, 1I am the LORD your God. 3 2You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and 3you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. 4 4You shall follow my rulesa and keep my statutes and walk in them. 5I am the LORD your God. 5 6You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; 7if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the LORD. 6 "None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the LORD. 7 8You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 8 9You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness. 9 10You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether brought up in the family or in another home. 10 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son's daughter or of your daughter's daughter, for their nakedness is your own nakedness. 11 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, brought up in your father's family, since she is your sister. 12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's relative. 13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's relative. 14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt. 15 11You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 16 12You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness. 17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, and you shall not take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to uncover her nakedness; they are relatives; it is depravity. 18 And you shall not take a woman as a 13rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness 14while her sister is still alive. 19 15"You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness. 20 16And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make yourself unclean with her. 21 You shall not give any of your children to 17offer themb to 18Molech, and so 19profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. 22 20You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23 21And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is 22perversion. 24 23"Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, 24for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, 25 and the 25land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land 26vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But 27you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the 28native or the stranger who sojourns among you 27 (for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean), 28 lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you. 29 For everyone who does any of these abominations, the persons who do them shall be cut off from among their people. 30 29So keep my charge never to practice 30any of these abominable customs that were practiced before you, and never to make yourselves unclean by them: 31I am the LORD your God."
Link Options
More Options
[X]