The LORD said to Moses,
“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the LORD your God.
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.
You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the LORD your God.
Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.
“ ‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the LORD.
“ ‘Do not dishonor your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.
“ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.
“ ‘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.
“ ‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.