Lev18 -Forbidden Sexual Relations  

The Lord (to Moses): Tell the children of Israel: 

I am the Lord your God.

You shall not do as the people of the land of Egypt, in which you dwelt, or walk in their ordinances.

You shall not do as the people of the land of Canaan, where I bring you.

Do my judgments and keep my ordinances to walk in them.

I am the Lord your God. You shall keep my statutes and my judgments. If a man does, he shall live in them. I am the Lord.

You shall not have sexual relations with:

• Any that is near of kin to him

• Your father

• Your mother

• Your step-mother

• Your sister

• Your half-sister, whether she is born at home or born abroad

• Your granddaughter, for their nakedness is your own

• Your step-sister

• Your aunt, father’s or mother’s sister

• Your uncle’s wife

• Your daughter in law

• Your brother’s wife

• Any woman and her daughter or her granddaughter, for she is her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.  

• A woman who is separated due to her uncleanness (period)

• Your neighbor’s wife

• Do not marry your wife’s sister in your wife’s lifetime

You shall not let your child pass through the fire to Molech, the Canaanite god to which children were sacrificed.

You shall not profane the name of God: I am the Lord.

A man shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination. (homosexuality)

You shall not lie with any beast s: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down with it. It is confusion. (bestiality)

Do not defile yourselves in any of these things.

The nations, which I cast out before you, have defiled themselves in all these. The men of the land have done all these abominations. And the land is defiled. Therefore, I visit the iniquity on it and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants.

You shall keep my statutes and my judgments. You shall not commit any of these abominations, neither any of your own nation nor any stranger that lives among you, that the land does not spew you out also, when you defile it.

Anyone who commits any of these abominations shall be cut off from among their people.

Therefore you:

• Shall keep my ordinance

• Shall not commit any one of these abominable customs, which were committed in the land before you

• Shall not defile yourselves in this land

I am the Lord your God.

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