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Leviticus 18
New Living Translation

Forbidden Sexual Practices

18Then the LORD said to Moses,H3068H1696H4872H559 2"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. I am the LORD your God.H1696H1121H3478H559H3068H430 3So do not act like the people in Egypt, where you used to live, or like the people of Canaan, where I am taking you. You must not imitate their way of life.H4639H776H4714H3427H6213H4639H776H3667H935H6213H3212H2708 4You must obey all my regulations and be careful to obey my decrees, for I am the LORD your God.H6213H4941H8104H2708H3212H3068H430 5If you obey my decrees and my regulations, you will find life through them. I am the LORD.H8104H2708H4941H834H120H6213H2425H3068 6"You must never have sexual relations with a close relative, for I am the LORD.H7126H376H7607H1320H1540H6172H3068 7"Do not violate your father by having sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother; you must not have sexual relations with her.H6172H1H6172H517H1540H517H1540H6172 8"Do not have sexual relations with any of your father's wives, for this would violate your father.H6172H1H802H1540H1H6172 9"Do not have sexual relations with your sister or half sister, whether she is your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she was born into your household or someone else's.H6172H269H1323H1H1323H517H4138H1004H4138H2351H6172H1540 10"Do not have sexual relations with your granddaughter, whether she is your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, for this would violate yourself.H6172H1121H1323H1323H1323H6172H1540H2007H6172 11"Do not have sexual relations with your stepsister, the daughter of any of your father's wives, for she is your sister.H6172H1H802H1323H4138H1H269H1540H6172 12"Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister, for she is your father's close relative.H1540H6172H1H269H1H7607 13"Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, for she is your mother's close relative.H1540H6172H517H269H517H7607 14"Do not violate your uncle, your father's brother, by having sexual relations with his wife, for she is your aunt.H1540H6172H1H251H7126H802H1733 15"Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, so you must not have sexual relations with her.H1540H6172H3618H1121H802H1540H6172 16"Do not have sexual relations with your brother's wife, for this would violate your brother.H1540H6172H251H802H251H6172 17"Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. And do not take her granddaughter, whether her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, and have sexual relations with her. They are close relatives, and this would be a wicked act.H1540H6172H802H1323H3947H1121H1323H1323H1323H1540H6172H7608H2154 18"While your wife is living, do not marry her sister and have sexual relations with her, for they would be rivals.H3947H802H269H6887H1540H6172H2416 19"Do not have sexual relations with a woman during her period of menstrual impurity.H7126H802H1540H6172H5079H2932 20"Do not defile yourself by having sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife.H5414H7903H2233H5997H802H2930 21"Do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not bring shame on the name of your God. I am the LORD.H5414H2233H5674H4432H2490H8034H430H3068 22"Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.H7901H2145H4904H802H8441 23"A man must not defile himself by having sex with an animal. And a woman must not offer herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it. This is a perverse act.H5414H7903H929H2930H802H5975H6440H929H7250H8397 24"Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for the people I am driving out before you have defiled themselves in all these ways.H2930H428H1471H2930H7971H6440 25Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out.H776H2930H6485H5771H776H6958H3427 26You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you.H8104H2708H4941H6213H8441H249H1616H1481H8432 27"All these detestable activities are practiced by the people of the land where I am taking you, and this is how the land has become defiled.H411H8441H582H776H6213H6440H776H2930 28So do not defile the land and give it a reason to vomit you out, as it will vomit out the people who live there now.H776H6958H2930H6958H1471H6440 29Whoever commits any of these detestable sins will be cut off from the community of Israel.H6213H8441H5315H6213H3772H7130H5971 30So obey my instructions, and do not defile yourselves by committing any of these detestable practices that were committed by the people who lived in the land before you. I am the LORD your God."H8104H4931H6213H8441H2708H6213H6440H2930H3068H430


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