THE THIRD BOOK OF
L E V I T I C U S
Leviticus 18 ©
Laws enjoining the Israelites not to live after the customs or manners of the Egyptians and the Canaanites, v.1, etc. But according to God’s institution, 4. To beware of incestuous copulations and marriages, 6. Of lying with a menstruous woman, 19. And of adultery, 20. Not to offer His children to Moloch, 21. To abhor all unnatural copulation, 22. Together with the reasons for confirmation of these laws, 24.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am 1the LORD your God.
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 2ordinances.
Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: whicha if a 3man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
¶ 4None of you shall approach to any that is 5near of kin to him, to uncover their 6nakedness: I am the LORD.
The nakedness of thy father, 7or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: 8she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
The nakedness of thy father’s 9wife shalt thoub not uncover: it is thy father’s 10nakedness.
The nakedness of thy sister, the 11daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy 12mother, whether she be born 13at home, or born 14abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
The nakedness of thy 15son’s daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for 16theirs is thine own nakedness.
Thec nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Thoud shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s 17sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
Thoue shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s 18brother, thou shalt not 19approach to his wife: she is thine 20aunt.
Thou shaltf not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: 21she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Thoug shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s 22wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Thouh shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s 23daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
Neither shalt 24thou take a wife to her 25sister, to 26vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other 27in her life time.
Also thou shalti not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put 28apart for her uncleanness.
29Moreoverj thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
Andk thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to 30Molech, neither shalt thou 31profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Thou shalt not lie withl mankind, as 32with womankind: it is abomination.
Neitherm shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is 33confusion.
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit 34the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself 35vomiteth out her inhabitants.
Ye shall thereforen 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:
(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off 36from among their people.
Therefore shall ye keep mine 37ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these 38abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.