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Leviticus 18 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Laws on Immoral Relations

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:1 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:3 - ‘You shall not do [fn]what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do [fn]what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:4 - ‘You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, [fn]to live in accord with them; I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:5 - ‘So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, which, if [fn]a person [fn]follows them, then he will live by them; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:6 - ‘None of you shall approach any blood relative [fn]of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:7 - ‘You 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.
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 - As for the nakedness of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born in the household or born outside the household, you shall not uncover their nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:10 - ‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for [fn]their nakedness is yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, born to your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s blood relative.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s blood relative.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:14 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother. 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, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is an outrageous sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - ‘And you shall not [fn]marry a woman in addition to her sister [fn]as a second wife while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:19 - ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:20 - ‘And you shall not have sexual intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:21 - ‘You shall not give any of your children to [fn]offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:22 - ‘You shall not sleep with a male as [fn]one sleeps with a female; it is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:23 - ‘Also you shall not have sexual intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to [fn]mate with it; it is a perversion.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:24 - ‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these things the nations which I am driving out from you have become defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:25 - ‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has vomited out its inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:26 - ‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments, and you shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the stranger who resides among you
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:27 - (for the people of the land who were there before you did all these abominations, and the land has become defiled),
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:28 - so that the land will not vomit you out should you defile it, as it has vomited out the nation which was there before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:29 - ‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:30 - ‘So you are to keep your [fn]commitment to Me not to practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so that you do not defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.’”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit according to the deed of
Lit according to the deed of
Lit to walk in them
Lit the person
Lit does them
Lit of his flesh
Lit they are your nakedness
Lit take
Lit to be
Lit make them pass over
Lit a woman’s bed
Or lie
Lit obligation
NASB20

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