Leviticus 18

CHAPTER 18

Laws Regarding Indecency

And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel! And you shall say to them, I am the  lord your God. According to the practices of the land of Egypt, in which you sojourned in it, you shall not do. And according to the practices of the land of Canaan, into which I bring you there, you shall not do. And their laws you shall not go by. My judgments you shall execute, and my orders you shall keep, and you shall go by them. I am the  lord your God. And you shall keep all my orders, and all my judgments, and you shall observe them; by which [2observing 3them 1a man] shall live by them. I am the  lord your God. The man, a man [3to 4any 5family member 6of his flesh 1shall not 2draw near] to uncover their indecency. I am the  lord. The indecency of your father, and the indecency of your mother you shall not uncover, [4mother 1for 3your 2she is]. Her indecency you shall not uncover. The indecency of a wife of your father you shall not uncover, [3indecency 2your father's 1it is]. The indecency of your sister of your father or of your mother, natural or being procreated outside, you shall not uncover their indecency. 10 The indecency of a daughter of your son or a daughter of your daughter you shall not uncover their indecency, for [2your 3indecency 1it is]. 11 The indecency of the daughter [2wife 1of your father's] you shall not uncover, [3of the same father 2your sister 1she is], you shall not uncover her indecency. 12 The indecency [2sister 1of your father's] you shall not uncover, [3a member of the family 1for 4of your father 2she is]. 13 The indecency [2sister 1of your mother's] you shall not uncover, [3a member of the family 1for 4of your mother 2she is]. 14 The indecency of the brother of your father you shall not uncover, and to his wife you shall not enter, [4relative 1for 3your 2she is]. 15 The indecency of your daughter-in-law you shall not uncover, [4wife 1for 3your son's 2she is], you shall not uncover her indecency. 16 The indecency [2wife 1of your brother's] you shall not uncover, [3indecency 2your brother's 1it is]. 17 The indecency of a woman and her daughter you shall not uncover; the daughter of her son and the daughter of her daughter you shall not take to uncover their indecency, [2members of your family 1they are]; it is an act of impiety. 18 [3a wife 4in addition 5to her sister 1You shall not 2take] as a rival, to uncover her indecency instead of her, [2yet 3living 1while she is]. 19 And to a wife in separation of her uncleanness you shall not enter, to uncover her indecency. 20 And to the wife of your neighbor you shall not give the marriage-bed of your semen, to be thoroughly defiled with her. 21 And of your semen you shall not give to serve a ruler, and you shall not profane the [2name 1holy]. I am the  lord. 22 And with a man you shall not go to bed in a marriage-bed in the feminine way; [3an abomination 1for 2it is]. 23 And with any four-footed creature, you shall not give your marriage-bed for a discharge of semen to be thoroughly defiled with it. And a woman shall not set herself with any four-footed creature to breed; [3detestable 1for 2it is]. 24 Do not defile yourselves in any of these; [2in 3all 1for] these [3were defiled 1the 2nations], which I eject before your face. 25 And [3was thoroughly defiled 1the 2land]; and I recompensed injustice to them because of it, and [3is loathed 1the 2land] with the ones lying in wait upon it. 26 And you shall guard all my laws, and my orders, and [9shall not 10do 11any of 12these abominations 1the 2native inhabitant 3and 4the 6uniting 5foreigner 7with 8you]. 27 For all these abominations [5committed 1the 2men 3of the 4land] -- the ones being prior of you, and [3was defiled 1the 2land]. 28 And lest [3should loathe 4you 1the 2land] in your defiling it, in which manner it loathed the nations before you, 29 for all who ever should do of all these abominations shall be utterly destroyed -- the souls doing them, from out of the midst of their people. 30 And you shall keep my orders, so that you should not do of any of the laws of the ones being abhorred, which happened before you. And you shall not be defiled among them, for I am the  lord your God.
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