Leviticus 18
Young's Literal Translation

Unlawful Sexual Relations

(Matthew 5:27-30)

1And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, I am Jehovah your God; 3according 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. 4My judgments ye do, and My statutes ye keep, to walk in them; I am Jehovah your God; 5and ye have kept My statutes and My judgments which man doth and liveth in them; I am Jehovah.

6None of you unto any relation of his flesh doth draw near to uncover nakedness; I am Jehovah. 7The nakedness of thy father and the nakedness of thy mother thou dost not uncover, she is thy mother; thou dost not uncover her nakedness. 8The nakedness of the wife of thy father thou dost not uncover; it is the nakedness of thy father. 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. 10The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter: thou dost not uncover their nakedness; for theirs is thy nakedness. 11The nakedness of a daughter of thy father's wife, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister; thou dost not uncover her nakedness. 12The nakedness of a sister of thy father thou dost not uncover; she is a relation of thy father. 13The nakedness of thy mother's sister thou dost not uncover; for she is thy mother's relation. 14The nakedness of thy father's brother thou dost not uncover; unto his wife thou dost not draw near; she is thine aunt. 15The nakedness of thy daughter-in-law thou dost not uncover; she is thy son's wife; thou dost not uncover her nakedness. 16The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou dost not uncover; it is thy brother's nakedness. 17The 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. 18'And a woman unto another thou dost not take, to be an adversary, to uncover her nakedness beside her, in her life.

19'And unto a woman in the separation of her uncleanness thou dost not draw near to uncover her nakedness. 20'And unto the wife of thy fellow thou dost not give thy seed of copulation, for uncleanness with her. 21And 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. 22And with a male thou dost not lie as one lieth with a woman; abomination it is. 23And 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.

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; 25and the land is defiled, and I charge its iniquity upon it, and the land vomiteth out its inhabitants: 26and 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, 27(for all these abominations have the men of the land done who are before you, and the land is defiled), 28and the land doth not vomit you out in your defiling it, as it hath vomited out the nation which is before you; 29for 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; 30and 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.'

Young's Literal Translation

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Study Bible


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