The holy living of the holy people
Then Jehovah 1spoke
to Moses, saying,
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am Jehovah your God.
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.
You shall observe My 1ordinances
, and you shall keep My 1statutes
to walk in them; I am Jehovah your God.
So you shall keep My statutes and My ordinances, by which, aif
a man does them,
he will 1live
; I am Jehovah.
None of you shall approach to any of 1his aclose
relatives to uncover their
nakedness; I am Jehovah.
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.
The nakedness of your afather
’s wife you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness.
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.
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.
The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of your father — she is your sister — you shall not uncover her nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s flesh.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s flesh.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, that is,
you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your abrother
’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.
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.
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.
And you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness.
And you shall not have sexual relations with the wife of your fellow countryman to become defiled with her.
And you shall not give any of your offspring to pass through the fire
, and so profane the name of your God; I am Jehovah.
You shall not lie with a amale
as one lies with a woman; it is an abomination.
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.
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.
Because the land has become defiled, I 1visited
its iniquity upon it, and the aland 2vomited
out its inhabitants.
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
(For the men of the land who were before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);
That the land does not vomit you out when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation which was before you.
For all who do any of these abominations, those persons who do them
shall be cut off from among their people.
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.