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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.

22Thou 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...

 


Johnnie McQuarly's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 10/16/2014, 10:34pm...

Yahweh says it men do this thing they shall surely be put to death. I will not die this way.

 


Ar's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment on 10/12/2014, 7:35am...

In the book of Leviticus God is giving detailed instructions to the children of Israel, through Moses how he wants them to live from now on. When they were in Egypt they did all the sins mentioned above,which are detestable in His eyes and therefore sins. He wants them to keep all that He has said above and in previous chapters, as He is the Lord their God.

 


Rachel Garcia's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 30 on 10/11/2014, 9:07pm...

What does verse 30 in chapter 18 mean

 


Doris's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 10/02/2014, 1:38am...

I too believe that God is being clear about homsexuality. It is a sin a detestable vile sin. We as a people of God must follow the word of God. So if He finds that life stile nasty then we as His children finds it nasty. No we are not judging you that judgement has already been set.

 


Kanda's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 9/22/2014, 7:07am...

Think every part of that verse is clear ,why do people have to manipulate in their own way to Suit their preferencee

 


Chris's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 9/14/2014, 1:07am...

"Don 't judge someone just because they sin differently than you!!! " I would rather people believe in the Bible in it 's entirety, than pick and choose what they believe is right and wrong. Either follow the Bible as a whole, or quit the hypocrisy of judging other people 's faults. The last time I check the 10 commandments, loving another person regardless of orientation was not on the list....

 


Therese's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 9/05/2014, 11:54pm...

To the best of my knowledge, God gave us the 10 commandments and the Our Father, Men wrote the Bible. the words, language, and translation, have changed so much in the passed years, and centuries, and guess what, God has not changed, the prayer and 10 commandments have not changed so follow God and his commandments and say his prayer, and you can 't go wrong, and yes keep reading the Bible, but if there is something you don 't understand, pray about it and i promise you 'll get your answer, and also always treat people as you think God would would treat them, don 't judge, and if you feel they have a problem pray for them.

 


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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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