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

  • 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!
  • It is God 's word. The son of God Jesus died for our sins so that we may repent and be forgiven. In the Heavenly Father 's eyes, this is a abomination disgust, filthy, dirty . Whether you think it is right or wrong, it is written that God finds it to his dislike. I think you could even say he hates the thought of same sex relationships. It is my opinion. For he shall be the judge in the end. God Help Us all!
  • IThe Bible is very clear to me..Do not question the words of GOD. He said it and I believe it. Keep the faith people.
  • Gerri
    The Bible to me seems to be a lot about, "God 's " Laws, "Jesus ' " sacrifice for us and how we are supposed to live in order to reach that everlasting life he promised if we followed his rules. Everyone has to find him for themselves, he gave us "Free Will " so you can decide for yourselves where you want to be in your after life. Some people don 't care, that 's their business. We are in this world but we don 't have to be of it. It 's about choices, I treat others as I want to be treated. We can only pray for those who we want to be saved, but they have to also pray for themselves. I may not agree with the things that man has conveniently chose to initiate in this world, but that 's what he has to deal with in the end time. Me, I want to live Eternally in one of the places that "God " has prepared for me, and I teach my children the same values and principles that I live by. We were all born into Sin, it 's when you find out the Truth, that you become free. I have to say so far this book has never lied all that it has prophesized has come true. These are the "End Day 's. Revelation is here! People had better read the writing on the proverbial wall. Whatever you believe, "Be "Blessed ".
  • I am willing to accept the biblical verse as it is written. Regardless of what version of the Bible you read, the message is the same. God alone can judge the individuals who practice homosexuality, we need not worry ourselves over their sins, whether or not they see the Kingdom of Heaven is up to God. Just keep the topic out of my personal space, that is MY unalienable right. The Bible is clear regardless.
  • Daisy
    Parents are not raising their children right. They are forgetting God. Ignoring our Lord Jesus Christ. People are so blind by this life and all the evil influences surrounding them.

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