Laws on Immoral Relations
1 Then the LORD° spoke° to Moses°, saying°, 2 “Speak° to the sons° of Israel° and say° to them, ‘aI am the LORD° your God°. 3 You shall not do° Iwhat° is adone° in the land° of Egypt° where° you lived°, nor° are you to do° Iwhat° is bdone° in the land° of Canaan° where°° I am bringing° you; you shall not walk° in their statutes°. 4 You are to perform° My judgments° and keep° My statutes°, Ito live° in accord with them; aI am the LORD° your God°. 5 So you shall keep° My statutes° and My judgments°, aby which° a man° may live° if he does° them; I am the LORD°.
 aEx 6:7; Lv 11:44; Ezk 20:5
 ILit according to the deed of aEzk 20:7, 8 bLv 18:24-30; 20:23
 ILit to walk in them aLv 18:2
 aNe 9:29; Ezk 18:9; 20:11; Lk 10:28; Ro 10:5; Ga 3:12
6 ¶ ‘None°° of you shall approach° any° blood° relative° Iof his to uncover° nakedness°; I am the LORD°. 7 aYou 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°. 8 aYou shall not uncover° the nakedness° of your father’s° wife°; it is your father’s° nakedness°. 9 aThe nakedness° of your sister°, [either] your father’s° daughter° or° your mother’s° daughter°, whether born° at home° or° born° outside°, their nakedness° you shall not uncover°. 10 The nakedness° of your son’s° daughter° or° your daughter’s° daughter°, their nakedness° you shall not uncover°; for Itheir nakedness° is yours. 11 The nakedness° of your father’s° wife’s° daughter°, Iborn° to your father°, she is your sister°, you shall not uncover° her nakedness°. 12 aYou shall not uncover° the nakedness° of your father’s° sister°; she is your father’s° blood° relative°. 13 You shall not uncover° the nakedness° of your mother’s° sister°, for she is your mother’s° blood° relative°. 14 aYou shall not uncover° the nakedness° of your father’s° brother°; you shall not approach° his wife°, she is your aunt°. 15 aYou shall not uncover° the nakedness° of your daughter-in-law°; she is your son’s° wife°, you shall not uncover° her nakedness°. 16 aYou shall not uncover° the nakedness° of your brother’s° wife°; it is your brother’s° nakedness°. 17 aYou 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 Ilewdness°. 18 You shall not Imarry° a woman° in addition° to IIher sister° IIIas a rival° while she is alive°, to uncover° her nakedness°.
 ILit of his flesh
 aLv 20:11; Dt 27:20; Ezk 22:10
 aLv 20:11; Dt 22:30; 27:20; 1Co 5:1
 aLv 18:11; 20:17; Dt 27:22
 ILit they are your nakedness
 ILit begotten of
 aLv 20:19
 aLv 20:20
 aLv 20:12
 aLv 20:21
 IOr wickedness aLv 20:14
 ILit take a wife IIOr another IIILit to be
19 ¶ ‘aAlso you shall not approach° a woman° to uncover° her nakedness° during her bmenstrual° impurity°. 20 aYou shall not have° intercourse°° with your neighbor’s° wife°, to be defiled° with her. 21 You shall not give° any° of your offspring° ato Ioffer° them to Molech°, nor° shall you bprofane° the name° of your God°; I am the LORD°. 22 aYou shall not lie° with a male° as Ione lies° with a female°; it is an abomination°. 23 aAlso you shall not have° intercourse° with any° animal° to be defiled° with it, nor° shall any° woman° stand° before° an animal° to Imate° with it; it is a perversion°.
 aLv 15:24; 20:18 bLv 12:2
 aLv 20:10; Pv 6:29; Mt 5:27, 28; 1Co 6:9; He 13:4
 ILit cause to pass over aLv 20:2-5; Dt 12:31 bLv 19:12; 20:3; 21:6; Ezk 36:20; Mal 1:12
 ILit those who lie aLv 20:13; Dt 23:18 mg; Ro 1:27
 IOr lie aEx 22:19; Lv 20:15, 16; Dt 27:21
24 ¶ ‘Do not defile° yourselves by any° of these° things°; for by all° these° athe nations° which° I am casting° out before°° you have become° defiled°. 25 For the land° has become° defiled°, atherefore I have brought° its Ipunishment° upon it, so the land° bhas spewed° out its inhabitants°. 26 But as for you, you are to keep° My statutes° and My judgments° and shall not do° any°° of these° abominations°, [neither] the native°, nor the alien° who sojourns° among° you 27 (for the men° of the land° who° have been before° you have done° all° these° abominations°, and the land° has become° defiled°); 28 so that the land° will not spew° you out, should you defile° it, as it has spewed° out the nation° which° has been before° you. 29 For whoever°° does° any°° of these° abominations°, Ithose persons° who do° [so] shall be cut° off° from among° their people°. 30 Thus you are to keep° aMy charge°, that you do not practice° any° of the abominable° customs° which° have been practiced° before° you, so as not to defile° yourselves with them; bI am the LORD° your God°.’”
 aLv 18:3; Dt 18:12
 ILit iniquity aLv 20:23; Dt 9:5; 18:12 bLv 18:28; 20:22
 IOr and the
 aLv 22:9; Dt 11:1 bLv 18:2
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1 ¶ And the LORDº spakeºª unto² Moses,º saying,ºª 2 Speakºª unto² the childrenº of Israel,º and sayºª unto² them, I² am the LORDº your God.º 3 After the doingsº of the landº of Egypt,º wherein² ye dwelt,ºª shall ye not² do:ºª and after the doingsº of the landº of Canaan,º whither²² I² bringºª you, shall ye not² do:ºª neither² shall ye walk¹ª² in their ordinances.º 4 Ye shall doºª² my judgments,º and keepºª mine ordinances,º to walk¹ª² therein: I² [am] the LORDº your God.º 5 Ye shall therefore keepºª² my statutes,º and my judgments:º whichº if a manº do,ºª he shall liveºª in them: I² [am] the LORD.º
 Gn 17:7; Ex 6:7; 20:2; Lv 11:44; 18:4; 19:3, 10, 34; 20:7; Ps 33:12; Ezk 20:5, 7, 19.
 Ex 23:24; Lv 20:23; Dt 12:4, 30; Ps 106:35; Jr 10:2; Ezk 20:7; 23:8; Ro 12:2; Ep 5:7; 1P 4:2.
 Lv 18:26; 19:37; 20:22; Dt 4:1; 6:1; Ps 105:45; 119:4; Ezk 20:19; 36:27; 37:24; Lk 1:6; Jn 15:14.
 Ex 6:2, 6, 29; Ezk 20:11, 13, 21; Mal 3:6; Lk 10:28; Ro 10:5; Ga 3:12.
6 ¶ Noneº² of you shall approachºª to² any¹² that is nearº of kinº to him, to uncoverºª [their] nakedness:º I² [am] the LORD.º 7 The nakednessº of thy father,º or the nakednessº of thy mother,º shalt thou not² uncover:ºª she² [is] thy mother;º thou shalt not² uncoverºª her nakedness.º 8 The nakednessº of thy father'sº wifeº shalt thou not² uncover:ºª it² [is] thy father'sº nakedness.º 9 The nakednessº of thy sister,º the daughterº of thy father,º or² daughterº of thy mother,º [whether she be] bornº at home,º or² bornº abroad,º [even] their nakednessº thou shalt not² uncover.ºª 10 The nakednessº of thy son'sº daughter,º or² of thy daughter'sº daughter,º [even] their nakednessº thou shalt not² uncover:ºª for² theirsº [is] thine own nakedness.º 11 The nakednessº of thy father'sº wife'sº daughter,º begottenº of thy father,º she² [is] thy sister,º thou shalt not² uncoverºª her nakedness.º 12 Thou shalt not² uncoverºª the nakednessº of thy father'sº sister:º she² [is] thy father'sº near kinswoman.º 13 Thou shalt not² uncoverºª the nakednessº of thy mother'sº sister:º for² she² [is] thy mother'sº near kinswoman.º 14 Thou shalt not² uncoverºª the nakednessº of thy father'sº brother,º thou shalt not² approachºª to² his wife:º she² [is] thine aunt.º 15 Thou shalt not² uncoverºª the nakednessº of thy daughter in law:º she² [is] thy son'sº wife;º thou shalt not² uncoverºª her nakedness.º 16 Thou shalt not² uncoverºª the nakednessº of thy brother'sº wife:º it² [is] thy brother'sº nakedness.º 17 Thou shalt not² uncoverºª the nakednessº of a womanº and her daughter,º neither² shalt thou takeºª² her son'sº daughter,º or her daughter'sº daughter,º to uncoverºª her nakedness;º [for] they² [are] her near kinswomen:º it² [is] wickedness.º 18 Neither² shalt thou takeºª a wifeº to² her sister,º to vexºª [her], to uncoverºª her nakedness,º beside² the other in her lifeº [time].
 Lv 18:7; 20:11, 17.
 Lv 20:11; Ezk 22:10.
 Gn 35:22; 49:4; Lv 20:11; Dt 22:30; 27:20; 2S 16:21; Ezk 22:10; Am 2:7; 1Co 5:1.
 Lv 20:17; Dt 27:22; 2S 13:11; Ezk 22:11.
 Ex 6:20; Lv 20:19.
 Lv 20:20.
 Gn 38:18, 26; Lv 20:12; Ezk 22:11.
 Lv 20:21; Dt 25:5; Mt 14:3; 22:24; Mk 6:17; 12:19; Lk 3:19.
 Lv 20:14; Dt 27:23; Am 2:7.
 Gn 4:19; 29:28; 30:15; Ex 26:3; 1S 1:6; Mal 2:15.
19 Also thou shalt not² approachºª unto² a womanº to uncoverºª her nakedness,º as long as she is put apartº for her uncleanness.º 20 Moreover thou shalt not¹ª² lie¹ carnallyº²² with² thy neighbour'sº wife,º to defileºª thyself with her. 21 And thou shalt not¹ª² let² any of thy seedº² pass¹ª through² [the fire] to Molech,º neither² shalt thou profaneºª² the nameº of thy God:º I² [am] the LORD.º 22 Thou shalt not² lieºª with² mankind,º as withº womankind:º it² [is] abomination.º 23 Neither² shalt thou¹ª lieº² with any² beastº to defileºª thyself therewith: neither² shall any womanº standºª beforeº a beastº to lie downºª thereto: it² [is] confusion.º 24 Defile¹ª not ye yourselves²² in any² of these things:º for² in all² these² the nationsº are defiledºª which² I² cast outºª beforeº² you: 25 And the landº is defiled:ºª therefore I do visitºª the iniquityº thereof upon² it, and the landº itself vomiteth outºª² her inhabitants.ºª 26 Ye² shall therefore keepºª² my statutesº and my judgments,º and shall not² commitºª [any] of these²²² abominations;º [neither] any of your own nation,º nor any strangerº that sojournethºª amongº you: 27 (For²² all² theseº abominationsº have the men¹² of the landº done,ºª which² [were] beforeº you, and the landº is defiled;)ºª 28 That the landº spue not you outºª²² also, when ye defileºª it, as² it spued outºª² the nationsº that² [were] beforeº you. 29 For² whosoever²² shall commitºª any²² of these² abominations,º even the soulsº that commitºª [them] shall be cut offºª from amongº² their people.º 30 Therefore shall ye keepºª² mine ordinance,º that [ye] commit¹ª not²² [any one] of these abominable¹ customs,º²² which² were committedºª beforeº you, and that ye defile¹ª not yourselves²² therein: I² [am] the LORDº your God.º
 Lv 15:19, 24; 20:18; Ezk 18:6; 22:10.
 Ex 20:14; Lv 20:10; Dt 5:18; 22:22, 25; 2S 11:3, 27; Pv 6:25, 29; Mal 3:5; Mt 5:27; Ro 2:22; 1Co 6:9; Ga 5:19; He 13:4.
 Lv 19:12; 20:2; 21:6; 22:2, 32; Dt 12:31; 18:10; 1K 11:7, 33; 2K 16:3; 21:6; 23:10; Ps 106:37; Jr 7:31; 19:5; Ezk 20:31; 23:37; 36:20; Am 5:26; Mal 1:12; Ac 7:43; Ro 1:23; 2:24.
 Gn 19:5; Lv 20:13; Jg 19:22; 1K 14:24; Ro 1:26; 1Co 6:9; 1Ti 1:10; Jde 1:7.
 Ex 22:19; Lv 20:12, 15.
 Lv 18:6, 30; 20:22; Dt 12:31; 18:12; Jr 44:4; Mt 15:18; Mk 7:10; 1Co 3:17.
 Lv 18:28; 20:22; Nu 35:33; Ps 89:32; 106:38; Is 24:5; 26:21; Jr 2:7; 5:9, 29; 9:9; 14:10; 16:18; 23:2; Ezk 36:17; Ho 2:13; 8:13; 9:9; Ro 8:22.
 Lv 17:8, 10; 18:5, 30; Dt 4:1, 40; 12:32; Ps 105:44; Lk 8:15; 11:28; Jn 14:15, 21; 15:14.
 Lv 18:24; Dt 20:18; 23:18; 25:16; 27:15; 1K 14:24; 2K 16:3; 21:2; 2Ch 36:14; Ezk 16:50; 22:11; Ho 9:10.
 Lv 18:25; 20:22; Jr 9:19; Ezk 36:13, 17; Ro 8:22; Rv 3:16.
 Ex 12:15; Lv 17:10; 20:6.
 Lv 18:2, 3, 4, 24, 26; 20:23; Dt 18:9.
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