Leviticus 18:1

Unlawful Sexual Relations

1 The LORD said to Moses,

Leviticus 18:1 in Other Translations

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
1 Then the LORD said to Moses,
1 God spoke to Moses,
1 The Lord spoke to Moses:

Leviticus 18:1 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 18:1

And the Lord spake unto Moses
He continued speaking to him, after he had delivered to him the laws respecting the day of atonement, and the bringing of the sacrifices to the door of the tabernacle, and particularly concerning the Israelites not worshipping devils, as they had done in Egypt: the Lord proceeds to deliver out others, the more effectually to guard against both the immoral and idolatrous practice, of the Egyptians and Canaanites: saying,
as follows.

Leviticus 18:1 In-Context

1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the LORD your God.
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.
4 You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God.
5 Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.
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