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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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

  • David
    When someone focuses on 18:22 to use it as condemnation
  • 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!
  • Gods Woman
    In looking at the entire 18th chapter of Leviticus, we can see that the LORD told Moses to tell his congregation to not pattern after the Egyptians in the acts of incest, **, idolatry, same- sex relations, and to lie down carnally with a neighbor 's wife for it is abomination and defilement of the land. Any person guilty of such immoral acts would be cut off. Yes, Leviticus was before Jesus ' earthly birth, but the 1st chapter, 18-32 verses of Romans were after the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. "Only YOU can prevent body fires ". As sure as the judgment is real, so is heaven and hell fire real. It 's an individual choice. The Saints of God would love to see God say to everyone, enter in, and not depart from me, for your work was of iniquity. Read St. John 3:1-7 where you must be born again, and Acts 2:38 tells you how to be born again, and lastly Romans 10:9-run and tell somebody else to repent for the Kingdom of heaven is very near. AMEN!
  • God\'s Woman for verse 22
    Humans should have dog sense. When a male dog gets in heat, he doesn 't seek out another male. The same goes for all animals. God said in Genesis that God made them male and female. It is hard for a person in darkness to understand how to walk in light until he she comes into the knowledge of God 's truths. Matt 24 and 25, in the lake of fire, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth because people fail to heed the way of holiness. It 's wrong for single people to fornicate. Does that mean that I 'm hating fornicators? People get very defensive against truth when they are guilty and don 't want to change. Same sex relationships , God hates and will judge, as He will all forms of sins.
  • 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.

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