NASB — Leviticus 18 — KJV

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.

[2] aEx 6:7; Lv 11:44; Ezk 20:5
[3] ILit according to the deed of aEzk 20:7, 8 bLv 18:24-30; 20:23
[4] ILit to walk in them aLv 18:2
[5] 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.

[6] ILit of his flesh
[7] aLv 20:11; Dt 27:20; Ezk 22:10
[8] aLv 20:11; Dt 22:30; 27:20; 1Co 5:1
[9] aLv 18:11; 20:17; Dt 27:22
[10] ILit they are your nakedness
[11] ILit begotten of
[12] aLv 20:19
[14] aLv 20:20
[15] aLv 20:12
[16] aLv 20:21
[17] IOr wickedness aLv 20:14
[18] 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.

[19] aLv 15:24; 20:18 bLv 12:2
[20] aLv 20:10; Pv 6:29; Mt 5:27, 28; 1Co 6:9; He 13:4
[21] 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
[22] ILit those who lie aLv 20:13; Dt 23:18 mg; Ro 1:27
[23] 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.’”

[24] aLv 18:3; Dt 18:12
[25] ILit iniquity aLv 20:23; Dt 9:5; 18:12 bLv 18:28; 20:22
[29] IOr and the
[30] aLv 22:9; Dt 11:1 bLv 18:2


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Unlawful marriages.

1 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. 3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I [am] the LORD your God. 5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] the LORD.

[2] 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.
[3] 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.
[4] 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.
[5] Ex 6:2, 6, 29; Ezk 20:11, 13, 21; Mal 3:6; Lk 10:28; Ro 10:5; Ga 3:12.

6 ¶ None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover [their] nakedness: I [am] the LORD. 7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she [is] thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it [is] thy father's nakedness. 9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, [whether she be] born at home, or born abroad, [even] their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 10 The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, [even] their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs [is] thine own nakedness. 11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she [is] thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she [is] thy father's near kinswoman. 13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she [is] thy mother's near kinswoman. 14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she [is] thine aunt. 15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she [is] thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it [is] thy brother's nakedness. 17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; [for] they [are] her near kinswomen: it [is] wickedness. 18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex [her], to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life [time].

[6] Lv 18:7; 20:11, 17.
[7] Lv 20:11; Ezk 22:10.
[8] 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.
[9] Lv 20:17; Dt 27:22; 2S 13:11; Ezk 22:11.
[12] Ex 6:20; Lv 20:19.
[14] Lv 20:20.
[15] Gn 38:18, 26; Lv 20:12; Ezk 22:11.
[16] Lv 20:21; Dt 25:5; Mt 14:3; 22:24; Mk 6:17; 12:19; Lk 3:19.
[17] Lv 20:14; Dt 27:23; Am 2:7.
[18] Gn 4:19; 29:28; 30:15; Ex 26:3; 1S 1:6; Mal 2:15.

Unlawful lusts.

19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. 20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her. 21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through [the fire] to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit [any] of these abominations; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is defiled;) 28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that [were] before you. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit [them] shall be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that [ye] commit not [any one] of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I [am] the LORD your God.

[19] Lv 15:19, 24; 20:18; Ezk 18:6; 22:10.
[20] 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.
[21] 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.
[22] Gn 19:5; Lv 20:13; Jg 19:22; 1K 14:24; Ro 1:26; 1Co 6:9; 1Ti 1:10; Jde 1:7.
[23] Ex 22:19; Lv 20:12, 15.
[24] Lv 18:6, 30; 20:22; Dt 12:31; 18:12; Jr 44:4; Mt 15:18; Mk 7:10; 1Co 3:17.
[25] 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.
[26] 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.
[27] 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.
[28] Lv 18:25; 20:22; Jr 9:19; Ezk 36:13, 17; Ro 8:22; Rv 3:16.
[29] Ex 12:15; Lv 17:10; 20:6.
[30] Lv 18:2, 3, 4, 24, 26; 20:23; Dt 18:9.


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