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

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Discussion for Leviticus 18

  • Arthur
    Wow I am not judging no one. It is the word of GOD.and it is clear. I feel so saddened that this world is in so much pain . And until this world put our LORD first it will continue to decay. LORD please show us all mercy.
  • 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!

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