Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 18:23

“Neither shalt thou lie with any beast, to defile thy selfe therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie downe thereto: It is confusion.”

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Other Translations

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion.
- King James Version

'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you may not have sex relations with a beast, making yourself unclean with it; and a woman may not give herself to a beast: it is an unnatural act.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt lie with no beast to become unclean therewith; and a woman shall not stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is confusion.
- Darby Bible

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman give herself to an animal, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.
- World English Bible

`And 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].
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto; it is perversion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Leviticus 18

  • Delores
    This is a very prevalent subject now days. Just this weekend I had to cover this scripture with my daughter because she did not understand "why" gaynism/lesbianism was wrong. At her school one of her friends, boy, age 12, considers himself gay. Reading this scripture to her w/her helped her to understand, I pray that she shares this info w/her peers. I feel
    as parents training starts at home.
  • Todd
    it seem that people would have read this part of GODS word before they passed a law that it's ok to be gay when GOD clearly says it's a abomination
  • Michael D Reed
    I believe that we are seeing this in place today. Adultery,incest,abortion,I.e. sacrificing to MOLECH,HOMOSEXUALITY AND **. Look up for the time is near.
  • Evangelist Dorothy Person
    We must always obey God's commandments his will and His Way for His glory there is no other way around his word it must not be changed it is true it is the way it is the light let us follow it all the way
  • Dewey J
    Leah, what you said is true it is God's Word period. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Dewey J
    God's Woman, you are very passionate concerning Scripture. That is a good thing and what you said is true by Scripture in both your posts. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!

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