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Leviticus 18 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unlawful Sexual Relations

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:1 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:2 - “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:3 - You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:4 - You shall follow my rules[fn] and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:5 - You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:6 - “None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:7 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:8 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether brought up in the family or in another home.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:10 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter or of your daughter’s daughter, for their nakedness is your own nakedness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, brought up in your father’s family, since she is your sister.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s relative.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s relative.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:14 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:15 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:16 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:17 - You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, and you shall not take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to uncover her nakedness; they are relatives; it is depravity.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - And you shall not take a woman as a rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is still alive.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:19 - “You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:20 - And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife and so make yourself unclean with her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:21 - You shall not give any of your children to offer them[fn] to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:23 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:24 - “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,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:25 - and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:26 - But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:27 - (for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean),

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:28 - lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:29 - For everyone who does any of these abominations, the persons who do them shall be cut off from among their people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:30 - So keep my charge never to practice any of these abominable customs that were practiced before you, and never to make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.”
ESV Footnotes
Or my just decrees; also verse 5
Hebrew to make them pass through [the fire]
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