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Leviticus 18

Unlawful marriages.

Leviticus 18:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Leviticus 18:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 18:3 You shall not do according to the custom of the land of Egypt, in which you dwelt: neither shall you act according to the manner of the country of Chanaan, into which I will bring you. Nor shall you walk in their ordinances. Leviticus 18:4 You shall do my judgments, and shall observe my precepts, and shall walk in them. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 18:5 Keep my laws and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them, I am the Lord.

Leviticus 18:6 No man shall approach to her that is near of kin to him, to uncover her nakedness. I am the Lord. Leviticus 18:7 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother: she is thy mother, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. Leviticus 18:8 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's wife: for it is the nakedness of thy father. Leviticus 18:9 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy sister by father or by mother: whether born at home or abroad. Leviticus 18:10 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy son's daughter, or thy daughter's daughter: because it is thy own nakedness. Leviticus 18:11 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, whom she bore to thy father: and who is thy sister. Leviticus 18:12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: because she is the flesh of thy father. Leviticus 18:13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: because she is thy mother's flesh. Leviticus 18:14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother: neither shalt thou approach to his wife, who is joined to thee by affinity. Leviticus 18:15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: because she is thy son's wife, neither shalt thou discover her shame. Leviticus 18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother. Leviticus 18:17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy wife and her daughter. Thou shalt not take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to discover her shame: because they are her flesh, and such copulation is incest. Leviticus 18:18 Thou shalt not take thy wife's sister for a harlot, to rival her: neither shalt thou discover her nakedness, while she is yet living.

Unlawful lusts.

Leviticus 18:19 Thou shalt not approach to a woman having her flowers: neither shalt thou uncover her nakedness. Leviticus 18:20 Thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife: nor be defiled with mingling of seed. Leviticus 18:21 Thou shalt not give any of thy seed to be consecrated to the idol Moloch, nor defile the name of thy God. I am the Lord. Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: because it is an abomination. Leviticus 18:23 Thou shalt not copulate with any beast: neither shalt thou be defiled with it. A woman shall not lie down to a beast, nor copulate with it: because it is a heinous crime. Leviticus 18:24 Defile not yourselves with any of these things with which all the nations have been defiled, which I will cast out before you, Leviticus 18:25 And with which the land is defiled: the abominations of which I will visit, that it may vomit out its inhabitants. Leviticus 18:26 Keep ye my ordinances and my judgments: and do not any of these abominations. Neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you. Leviticus 18:27 For all these detestable things the inhabitants of the land have done, that were before you, and have defiled it. Leviticus 18:28 Beware then, lest in like manner, it vomit you also out, if you do the like things: as it vomited out the nation that was before you. Leviticus 18:29 Every soul that shall commit any of these abominations, shall perish from the midst of his people. Leviticus 18:30 Keep my commandments. Do not the things which they have done, that have been before you: and be not defiled therein. I am the Lord your God.

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