Leviticus 18:22

22 1You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 18:22 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 18:22

Thou shall not lie with mankind as with womankind
By carnal knowledge of them, and carnal copulation with them, and mixing bodies in like manner: this is the sin commonly called sodomy, from the inhabitants of Sodom, greatly addicted to it, for which their city was destroyed by fire: those that are guilty of this sin, are, by the apostle, called "abusers of themselves with mankind", ( 1 Corinthians 6:9 ) ; it [is] abomination;
it is so to God, as the above instance of his vengeance shows, and ought to be abominable to men, as being not only contrary to the law of God, but even contrary to nature itself, and what is never to be observed among brute creatures.

Leviticus 18:22 In-Context

20 And 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 offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
23 And 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 perversion.
24 "Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 20:13; [Genesis 19:5; Judges 19:22; Romans 1:27; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; 1 Timothy 1:9, 10]
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