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Leviticus 18 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Forbidden Sexual Practices

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:1 - Then the LORD said to Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:2 - “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. I am the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:3 - So do not act like the people in Egypt, where you used to live, or like the people of Canaan, where I am taking you. You must not imitate their way of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:4 - You must obey all my regulations and be careful to obey my decrees, for I am the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:5 - If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:6 - “You must never have sexual relations with a close relative, for I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:7 - “Do not violate your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; you must not have sexual relations with her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:8 - “Do not have sexual relations with any of your father’s wives, for this would violate your father.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - “Do not have sexual relations with your sister or half sister, whether she is your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born into your household or someone else’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:10 - “Do not have sexual relations with your granddaughter, whether she is your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, for this would violate yourself.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - “Do not have sexual relations with your stepsister, the daughter of any of your father’s wives, for she is your sister.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - “Do not have sexual relations with your father’s sister, for she is your father’s close relative.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - “Do not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s close relative.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:14 - “Do not violate your uncle, your father’s brother, by having sexual relations with his wife, for she is your aunt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:15 - “Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife, so you must not have sexual relations with her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:16 - “Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife, for this would violate your brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:17 - “Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. And do not take[fn] her granddaughter, whether her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, and have sexual relations with her. They are close relatives, and this would be a wicked act.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - “While your wife is living, do not marry her sister and have sexual relations with her, for they would be rivals.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:19 - “Do not have sexual relations with a woman during her period of menstrual impurity.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:20 - “Do not defile yourself by having sexual intercourse with your neighbor’s wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:21 - “Do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not bring shame on the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:22 - “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:23 - “A man must not defile himself by having sex with an animal. And a woman must not offer herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it. This is a perverse act.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:24 - “Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for the people I am driving out before you have defiled themselves in all these ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:25 - Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:26 - You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:27 - “All these detestable activities are practiced by the people of the land where I am taking you, and this is how the land has become defiled.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:28 - So do not defile the land and give it a reason to vomit you out, as it will vomit out the people who live there now.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:29 - Whoever commits any of these detestable sins will be cut off from the community of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:30 - So obey my instructions, and do not defile yourselves by committing any of these detestable practices that were committed by the people who lived in the land before you. I am the LORD your God.”
NLT Footnotes
Or do not marry.
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