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I. The holy living of the holy people 18:1—20:27
Lev. 18 :1 18:1 Then Jehovah 1spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev. 18 :2 18:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am Jehovah your God.
Lev. 18 :3 18:3 You shall not do as they do in the land of 1aEgypt, in which you dwelt; and you shall not do as they do in the land of 1bCanaan, where I am bringing you, nor shall you walk in their statutes.
Lev. 18 :4 18:4 You shall observe My 1ordinances, and you shall keep My 1statutes to walk in them; I am Jehovah your God.
Lev. 18 :5 18:5 So you shall keep My statutes and My ordinances, by which, aif a man does them, he will 1live; I am Jehovah.
Lev. 18 :6 18:6 None of you shall approach to any of 1his aclose relatives to uncover their nakedness; I am Jehovah.
Lev. 18 :7 18:7 The nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother, you shall not uncover. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev. 18 :8 18:8 The nakedness of you’re afather’s wife you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness.
Lev. 18 :9 18:9 The nakedness of your sister, your father’s daughter, or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born abroad, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
Lev. 18 :10 18:10 The nakedness of your son’s daughter or of your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is your own nakedness.
Lev. 18 :11 18:11 The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of your father — she is your sister — you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev. 18 :12 18:12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s flesh.
Lev. 18 :13 18:13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s flesh.
Lev. 18 :14 18:14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.
Lev. 18 :15 18:15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Lev. 18 :16 18:16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of you’re abrother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.
Lev. 18 :17 18:17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; you shall not take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to uncover her nakedness; they are her flesh; it is wickedness.
Lev. 18 :18 18:18 And you shall not take a woman as wife in addition to her sister, as a rival to uncover her nakedness while she is alive.
Lev. 18 :19 18:19 And you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness.
Lev. 18 :20 18:20 And you shall not have sexual relations with the wife of your fellow countryman to become defiled with her.
Lev. 18 :21 18:21 And you shall not give any of your offspring to pass through the fire to aMolech, and so profane the name of your God; I am Jehovah.
Lev. 18 :22 18:22 You shall not lie with a amale as one lies with a woman; it is an abomination.
Lev. 18 :23 18:23 And you shall not lie with any beast to defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down with it; it is confusion.
Lev. 18 :24 18:24 Do not defile yourselves in any of these things, for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have defiled themselves.
Lev. 18 :25 18:25 Because the land has become defiled, I 1visited its iniquity upon it, and the aland 2vomited out its inhabitants.
Lev. 18 :26 18:26 You therefore shall keep My statutes and My ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native nor the sojourner who sojourns among you
Lev. 18 :27 18:27 (For the men of the land who were before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);
Lev. 18 :28 18:28 That the land does not vomit you out when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation which was before you.
Lev. 18 :29 18:29 For all who do any of these abominations, those persons who do them shall be cut off from among their people.
Lev. 18 :30 18:30 Therefore you shall keep My charge, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and you do not defile yourselves by them; I am Jehovah your God.
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