Unlawful Sexual Relations
18:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
18:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,
I am the LORD your God.
18:3 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.
18:4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to
walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments:
which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
18:6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin
to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
18:7 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.
18:8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not
uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
18:9 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
18:10 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.
18:11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter,
begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not
uncover her nakedness.
18:12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's
sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
18:13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's
sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
18:14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's
brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine
18:15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter
in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her
18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's
wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
18:17 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.
18:18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex
her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life
18:19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover
her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her
18:20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy
neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.
18:21 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.
18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind:
it is abomination.
18:23 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.
18:24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for
in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before
18:25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the
iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out
18:26 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
18:27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land
done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
18:28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile
it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
18:29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations,
even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among
18:30 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.