Leviticus 18

1And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, I am the Lord your God.

3After ye doings of the land of Egypt, wherin ye dwelt, shall ye not doe: and after the maner of the land of Canaan, whither I will bring you, shall ye not do, neither walke in their ordinances,

4But do after my iudgements, and keepe mine ordinances, to walke therein: I am the Lord your God.

5Ye shall keepe therefore my statutes, and my iudgements, which if a man doe, he shall then liue in them: I am the Lord.

6None shall come neere to any of ye kinred of his flesh to vncouer her shame: I am the Lord.

7Thou shalt not vncouer the shame of thy father, nor the shame of thy mother: for she is thy mother, thou shalt not discouer her shame.

8The shame of thy fathers wife shalt thou not discouer: for it is thy fathers shame.

9Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy sister the daughter of thy father, or the daughter of thy mother, whether shee bee borne at home, or borne without: thou shalt not discouer their shame.

10The shame of thy sonnes daughter, or of thy daughters daughter, thou shalt not, I say, vncouer their shame: for it is thy shame.

11The shame of thy fathers wiues daughter, begotten of thy father (for she is thy sister) thou shalt not, I say, discouer her shame.

12Thou shalt not vncouer the shame of thy fathers sister: for she is thy fathers kinswoman.

13Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy mothers sister: for she is thy mothers kinsewoman.

14Thou shalt not vncouer the shame of thy fathers brother: that is, thou shalt not goe in to his wife, for she is thine aunte.

15Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy daughter in lawe: for she is thy sonnes wife: therefore shalt thou not vncouer her shame.

16Thou shalt not discouer the shame of thy brothers wife. for it is thy brothers shame.

17Thou shalt not discouer the shame of the wife and of her daughter, neither shalt thou take her sonnes daughter, nor her daughters daughter, to vncouer her shame: for they are thy kinsfolkes, and it were wickednesse.

18Also thou shalt not take a wife with her sister, during her life, to vexe her, in vncouering her shame vpon her.

19Thou shalt not also go vnto a woman to vncouer her shame, as long as she is put apart for her disease.

20Moreouer, thou shalt not giue thy selfe to thy neighbours wife by carnall copulation, to be defiled with her.

21Also thou shalt not giue thy children to offer them vnto Molech, neither shalt thou defile the name of thy God: for I am the Lord.

22Thou shalt not lie with ye male as one lieth with a woman: for it is abomination.

23Thou shalt not also lie with any beast to bee defiled therewith, neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie downe thereto: for it is abomination.

24Yee shall not defile your selues in any of these things: for in al these the nations are defiled, which I will cast out before you:

25And the land is defiled: therefore I wil visit the wickednesse thereof vpon it, and the lande shall vomit out her inhabitants.

26Ye shall keepe therefore mine ordinances, and my iudgements, and commit none of these abominations, aswell hee that is of the same countrey, as the straunger that soiourneth among you.

27(For all these abominations haue the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled:

28And shall not the lande spue you out if ye defile it, as it spued out the people that were before you?)

29For whosoeuer shall commit any of these abominations, the persons that doe so, shall bee cut off from among their people.

30Therefore shall yee keepe mine ordinances that ye do not any of the abominable customes, which haue bene done before you, and that yee defile not your selues therein: for I am the Lord your God.

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