Leviticus 18:1-23 NIV

Unlawful Sexual Relations

1 The LORD said to Moses,

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      2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the LORD your God.

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      3 You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.

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      4 You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God.

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      5 Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.

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      6 “ ‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the LORD.
      7 “ ‘Do not dishonor your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.

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      8 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.

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      9 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.

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      10 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.
      11 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister.
      12 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s sister; she is your father’s close relative.

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      13 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, because she is your mother’s close relative.

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          14 “ ‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.

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          15 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.

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          16 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife; that would dishonor your brother.

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          17 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.

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          18 “ ‘Do not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.

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          19 “ ‘Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.

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          20 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her.

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          21 “ ‘Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
          22 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

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          23 “ ‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.

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