Leviticus 18:22

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not lie with mankinde, as with womankinde: it is abomination.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not have sex relations with men, as you do with women: it is a disgusting thing.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt not lie with mankind as one lieth with a woman: it is an abomination.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestable.
- World English Bible

`And with a male thou dost not lie as one lieth with a woman; abomination it [is].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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
  • 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!
  • 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!

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