Leviticus 18 NAS

Laws on Immoral Relations

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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      2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, '1I am the LORD your God.

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      3 'You shall not do awhat is 2done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do bwhat is 3done in the land of Canaan where * I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.

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        • š 18:3 - Lit "according to the deed of"
        • Ţ 18:3 - Lit "according to the deed of"
          4 'You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, cto live in accord with them; 4I am the LORD your God.

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            • ţ 18:4 - Lit "to walk in them"
              5 'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, 5by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.

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              6 'None * of you shall approach any blood relative dof his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD.

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                • Ť 18:6 - Lit "of his flesh"
                  7 '6You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness.

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                  8 '7You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.

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                  9 '8The nakedness of your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.

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                  10 'The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for etheir nakedness is yours.

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                    • ť 18:10 - Lit "they are your nakedness"
                      11 'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, fborn to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

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                        • Ŧ 18:11 - Lit "begotten of"
                          12 '9You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative.

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                          13 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative.
                          14 '10You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt.

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                          15 '11You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

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                          16 '12You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.

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                          17 '13You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is glewdness.

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                            • ŧ 18:17 - Or "wickedness"
                              18 'You shall not hmarry a woman in addition to iher sister jas a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.

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                                • Ũ 18:18 - Lit "take a wife"
                                • ũ 18:18 - Or "another"
                                • Ū 18:18 - Lit "to be"
                                  19 '14Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her 15menstrual impurity.

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                                  20 '16You shall not have intercourse * with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

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                                  21 'You shall not give any of your offspring 17to koffer them to Molech, nor shall you 18profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

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                                    • ū 18:21 - Lit "cause to pass over"
                                      22 '19You shall not lie with a male as lone lies with a female; it is an abomination.

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                                      23 '20Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mmate with it; it is a perversion.

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                                      24 'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these 21the nations which I am casting out before * you have become defiled.

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                                      25 'For the land has become defiled, 22therefore I have brought its npunishment upon it, so the land 23has spewed out its inhabitants.

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                                      26 'But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any * of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you
                                      27 (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled );
                                      28 so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.
                                      29 'For whoever * does any * of these abominations, othose persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.

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                                        • ů 18:29 - Or "and the"
                                          30 'Thus you are to keep 24My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; 25I am the LORD your God.' "

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