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Leviticus 18

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LEV 18:1 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,

LEV 18:2 `Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, I `am' Jehovah your God;

LEV 18:3 according to the work of the land of Egypt in which ye have dwelt ye do not, and according to the work of the land of Canaan whither I am bringing you in, ye do not, and in their statutes ye walk not.

LEV 18:4 `My judgments ye do, and My statutes ye keep, to walk in them; I `am' Jehovah your God;

LEV 18:5 and ye have kept My statutes and My judgments which man doth and liveth in them; I `am' Jehovah.

LEV 18:6 `None of you unto any relation of his flesh doth draw near to uncover nakedness; I `am' Jehovah.

LEV 18:7 `The nakedness of thy father and the nakedness of thy mother thou dost not uncover, she `is' thy mother; thou dost not uncover her nakedness.

LEV 18:8 `The nakedness of the wife of thy father thou dost not uncover; it `is' the nakedness of thy father.

LEV 18:9 `The nakedness of thy sister, daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, born at home or born without; thou dost not uncover their nakedness.

LEV 18:10 `The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter: thou dost not uncover their nakedness; for theirs `is' thy nakedness.

LEV 18:11 `The nakedness of a daughter of thy father's wife, begotten of thy father, she `is' thy sister; thou dost not uncover her nakedness.

LEV 18:12 `The nakedness of a sister of thy father thou dost not uncover; she `is' a relation of thy father.

LEV 18:13 `The nakedness of thy mother's sister thou dost not uncover; for she `is' thy mother's relation.

LEV 18:14 `The nakedness of thy father's brother thou dost not uncover; unto his wife thou dost not draw near; she `is' thine aunt.

LEV 18:15 `The nakedness of thy daughter-in-law thou dost not uncover; she `is' thy son's wife; thou dost not uncover her nakedness.

LEV 18:16 `The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou dost not uncover; it `is' thy brother's nakedness.

LEV 18:17 `The nakedness of a woman and her daughter thou dost not uncover; her son's daughter, and her daughter's daughter thou dost not take to uncover her nakedness; they `are' her relations; it `is' wickedness.

LEV 18:18 `And a woman unto another thou dost not take, to be an adversary, to uncover her nakedness beside her, in her life.

LEV 18:19 `And unto a woman in the separation of her uncleanness thou dost not draw near to uncover her nakedness.

LEV 18:20 `And unto the wife of thy fellow thou dost not give thy seed of copulation, for uncleanness with her.

LEV 18:21 `And of thy seed thou dost not give to pass over to the Molech; nor dost thou pollute the name of thy God; I `am' Jehovah.

LEV 18:22 `And with a male thou dost not lie as one lieth with a woman; abomination it `is'.

LEV 18:23 `And with any beast thou dost not give thy copulation, for uncleanness with it; and a woman doth not stand before a beast to lie down with it; confusion it `is'.

LEV 18:24 `Ye are not defiled with all these, for with all these have the nations been defiled which I am sending away from before you;

LEV 18:25 and the land is defiled, and I charge its iniquity upon it, and the land vomiteth out its inhabitants:

LEV 18:26 and ye -- ye have kept My statutes and My judgments, and do not `any' of all these abominations, the native and the sojourner who is sojourning in your midst,

LEV 18:27 (for all these abominations have the men of the land done who `are' before you, and the land is defiled),

LEV 18:28 and the land doth not vomit you out in your defiling it, as it hath vomited out the nation which `is' before you;

LEV 18:29 for any one who doth `any' of all these abominations -- even the persons who are doing `so', have been cut off from the midst of their people;

LEV 18:30 and ye have kept My charge, so as not to do `any' of the abominable statutes which have been done before you, and ye do not defile yourselves with them; I `am' Jehovah your God.'


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