Leviticus 18 LEB

Unlawful Sexual Relations

1 Thena Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

References for Leviticus 18:1

    • ѓ 18:1 - Or "And"
      2 "Speak to the {Israelites},b and say to them, 'I [am] Yahweh your God.

      References for Leviticus 18:2

        • є 18:2 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
          3 You must not {carry out}c the practices of the land of Egypt, in which you lived, and you must not {carry out}d the practices of the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you; and you must not follow their statutes.

          References for Leviticus 18:3

            • ѕ 18:3 - Literally "do"
            • і 18:3 - Literally "do"
              4 You must {carry out}e my regulations, and you must observef my statutes by following them; I [am] Yahweh your God.

              References for Leviticus 18:4

                • ї 18:4 - Literally "do"
                • ј 18:4 - Or "keep"
                  5 And you shall observeg my statutes and my regulations {by which the person doing them shall live};h I [am] Yahweh.

                  References for Leviticus 18:5

                    • љ 18:5 - Or "keep"
                    • њ 18:5 - Literally "which the man does them and he shall live in them"
                      6 " '{None}i [of] you shall approach anyone [who is] {his close relative}j to expose nakedness; I [am] Yahweh.

                      References for Leviticus 18:6

                        • ћ 18:6 - Literally "a man a man ... not"
                        • ќ 18:6 - Literally "the flesh of his body"
                          7 You must not expose your father's nakedness ork your mother's nakedness--she [is] your mother; you must not expose her nakedness.

                          References for Leviticus 18:7

                            • ѝ 18:7 - Or "and"
                              8 You must not expose the nakedness of your father's wife--it is your father's nakedness.
                              9 [As for] your sister's nakedness, [whether] your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, [whether] {born at home}l or {born abroad},m you must not expose their nakedness.

                              References for Leviticus 18:9

                                • ў 18:9 - Literally "a relative of house"
                                • џ 18:9 - Literally "a relative of an outside place"
                                  10 [As for] the nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, you must not expose their nakedness, because they [are] your nakedness.
                                  11 [As for] the nakedness of the daughter of your father's wife, she [is] your sister, a relative of your father; you must not expose her nakedness.
                                  12 You must not expose the nakedness of your father's sister; she [is] {your father's close relative}.n

                                  References for Leviticus 18:12

                                    • Ѡ 18:12 - Literally "the flesh of your father"
                                      13 You must not expose the nakedness of your mother's sister, because she [is] {your mother's close relative}.o

                                      References for Leviticus 18:13

                                        • ѡ 18:13 - Literally "the flesh of your mother"
                                          14 You must not expose the nakedness of your father's brother; you must not {have sex with}p his wife--she [is] your aunt.

                                          References for Leviticus 18:14

                                            • Ѣ 18:14 - Literally "approach"
                                              15 You must not expose your daughter-in-law's nakedness; she [is] your son's wife; you must not expose her nakedness.
                                              16 You must not expose the nakedness of your brother's wife; she [is] your brother's nakedness.
                                              17 You must not expose the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, or her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter; you must not take [her as wife]q to expose her nakedness; they [are] {close relatives}r--that [is] wickedness.

                                              References for Leviticus 18:17

                                                • ѣ 18:17 - The verb ??? is used to speak of marrying ("taking [a wife]")
                                                • Ѥ 18:17 - Literally "flesh"; see vv. 6, 12, 13
                                                  18 And you must not take [as wife]s a woman with her sister, to be a rival-wife, to expose her nakedness before her {during}t her life.

                                                  References for Leviticus 18:18

                                                    • ѥ 18:18 - The verb ??? is used to speak of marrying ("taking [a wife]")
                                                    • Ѧ 18:18 - Literally "in"
                                                      19 " 'And you must not {have sex with}u a woman to expose her nakedness {during}v her menstrual uncleanness.

                                                      References for Leviticus 18:19

                                                        • ѧ 18:19 - Literally "approach"
                                                        • Ѩ 18:19 - Literally "in"
                                                          20 And {you must not have sex}w with your fellow citizen'sx wife, becoming unclean with her.

                                                          References for Leviticus 18:20

                                                            • ѩ 18:20 - Literally "you shall not give your lying down for semen"
                                                            • Ѫ 18:20 - Or "neighbor's"
                                                              21 " 'And you shall not give {any of}y your offspringz in order to sacrifice [them] to Molech, nor{ shall you profane the name of your God; I [am] Yahweh.

                                                              References for Leviticus 18:21

                                                                • ѫ 18:21 - Literally "from"
                                                                • Ѭ 18:21 - Or "descendants"
                                                                • ѭ 18:21 - Or "and not"
                                                                  22 And you shall not lie with a male as lying {with}| a woman; that [is] a detestable thing.

                                                                  References for Leviticus 18:22

                                                                    • Ѯ 18:22 - Literally "of"
                                                                      23 And you shall not {have sexual relations}} with any animal, becoming unclean with it; and a woman shall not stand {before}~ an animal to copulate with it--that [is] a perversion.

                                                                      References for Leviticus 18:23

                                                                        • ѯ 18:23 - Literally "give your lying down"
                                                                        • Ѱ 18:23 - Literally "to the faces of"
                                                                          24 " 'You must not make yourself unclean in any of these [things], because the nations whom I am driving out from your presence were made unclean by all of these.
                                                                          25 So the land became unclean, and {I have brought the punishment of}€ its guilt upon it, and the land has vomited out its inhabitants.

                                                                          References for Leviticus 18:25

                                                                            • ѱ 18:25 - Or "And"
                                                                            • Ѳ 18:25 - Literally "I have visited"
                                                                              26 But you ([neither] the native nor‚ the alien who is dwelling in your midst) shall keep my statutes and my regulations, and you shall not {practice}ƒ any of these detestable things

                                                                              References for Leviticus 18:26

                                                                                  27 (because the people of the land, who [were] {before you},„ did all these detestable things, so the land became unclean),

                                                                                  References for Leviticus 18:27

                                                                                    • Ѷ 18:27 - Literally "to the faces of you"
                                                                                      28 so that the land will not vomit you out when you make it unclean [just] as it vomited out the nation that [was] {before you}.…

                                                                                      References for Leviticus 18:28

                                                                                        • ѷ 18:28 - Literally "to the faces of you"
                                                                                          29 Indeed, anyone who does any of these detestable things, even† those persons who do so shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

                                                                                          References for Leviticus 18:29

                                                                                              30 Thus‡ you shall keep my obligation to not do any of the statutes {regarding}ˆ the detestable things that they did {before you},‰ so that you will not make yourselves unclean by them; I [am] Yahweh your God.'"

                                                                                              References for Leviticus 18:30

                                                                                                • ѹ 18:30 - Or "And"
                                                                                                • Ѻ 18:30 - Literally "of"
                                                                                                • ѻ 18:30 - Literally "to the faces of you"