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1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.

3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.

4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.

5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.

7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.

10 The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.

11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.

13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.

14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.

17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

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

23 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.

24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

 


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Matthew Henry's Leviticus Chapter 18 Bible commentary...



Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts.

- Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.

 


Recent Comments for Leviticus Chapter 18...

 


Flaker's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 3/05/2014, 10:42pm...

OK this is how I see it the bible is very clear on how we should live our life Homosexuality is sin not that I am judging anybody for thats not my job only the father himself can do that It is said that as a christian we as his followers are to preach the word and it speaks directly against it There are many people who manipulate the bible to benefit them for example people who have relations with a lot of women quote the old testament that speaks it is better to put your seed in the belly of a whore than to spend on the ground Well that is why its the old testament it s when the world was being repopulated The same goes for an eye for an eye That s why there is a new testament and as for that it tells us how to be christian like and from what my bible tells me any man who lies with a man or any woman who lies with another women with open their eyes in hell after their last breath I am taking what Jesus said and doing my best to follow it I do not hate anybody who chooses to live their on way neither does the lord even homosexuals but if you live in sin you will go to hell and it is a sin God Bless America and God Bless All Of You

 


Jessie Bolster's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 2/22/2014, 5:46pm...

Honestly The Bible Has Many Ways Of Being Interpreted So I Don t See This As Being The One You should Take Literal

 


Ted Grant's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment on 2/15/2014, 9:04am...

Ignoring the comedy in this chapter for the moment I must point out that these are clearly social conventions stated by a man for men except for verse 23 It is clear also that the Jews had been up to all sorts of naughty things and it was about time somebody stopped them carrying on like that

 


Cornelius's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 2/05/2014, 6:54pm...

God said it, I believe it, and that settles it for me.

 


Dana Phil Talbot's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 23 on 1/23/2014, 6:23am...

This is talking about race mixing. Can you really mate with a goat?

 


BafanasNyumba's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment on 1/05/2014, 11:31am...

We are not to judge, but if my brother or sister do one of this, I have a right to correct him/her, refering to the Word of God that: "Thus said the Lord God do not do this, do this". Also him/her has a right to correct me too. By correcting each other, will help us to repent on what we didn't that we where doing wrong. Note that we've got different weakness, therefore correcting me from my weakness might help me to be saved. If someone is correcting me, that particular person shows that he/she love and care about me as he/she love and care about him/herself. But leaving me continuing sinning, doesn't show love at all.

 


Laura Scott's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment on 12/30/2013, 11:10am...

THIS CHAPTER IS WHAT DADDY PHIL ROBERTSON WAS REFERRING TO. WHAT ABOUT NUMBER 22 DO PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND?

 


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Test Your Knowledge of Leviticus Chapter 18

1.  What does God forbid the Israelites to do in Leviticus 18:3?


Follow the customs of other nations.
Eat blood.
Touch a leper.
Work on the Sabbath.


 



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