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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...

 


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.

 


Amanda's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 7/30/2014, 9:06pm...

God is not the author of confusion. Jesus did not die so we could live in sin. If you have been truly saved, you would see what an abomination homsexuality is, for many reasons. Another is we are to flee fornication as it like homosexuality defiles our temple. Homosexuality is a perversin, same as ** or pedophilia. The reason you see no burning sacrifices on alter is because Jesus was the final sacrifice. He himself even said He did not come to do away with the law. ANY sin you are yoked to can be broken through the redeeming blood of our saviour.

 


Marissa Mabe's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment on 7/05/2014, 12:50pm...

I have read the part about not marking the body a million times. My boyfriends wants to get a tattoo but how should I explain to him that the bible says not to?

 


Kim's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment on 6/25/2014, 3:54pm...

Does this mean cousin marriage isn 't incest?

 


Mike's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 6/09/2014, 9:13pm...

I would like everyone to realize this is Leviticus. This is before Jesus died on the cross. I would like to point out also the reason for Jesus 's sacrifice to allow us to repent our sins. That is why nobody burns offerings and that is why you can be forgiven of your sins by allowing Jesus into your heart and accepting him as your savior. On top of that, many people act with surprising hatred towards gay people this is not His word. His teachings are of respect and love towards all fellow people, regardless of gender, skin, sexuality, or even the religion they practice. Jesus love.

 


Josh's Leviticus Chapter 18 comment about verse 22 on 5/20/2014, 7:16pm...

God doesn 't mention blasphemy too often,so when he does take special attention.God says it is an abomination and I totally agree without any hesitation.Humans were designed in the beginning Adam and Eve with perfect physiology.Anyone who thinks that a ** was designed to be inserted into an anus is not paying attention.It 's not supposed to go in there!Fecies and only Fecies was designed to come out of an anus,this cannot be disputed.The woman 's ** was perfectly designed to accept a man 's **,this cannot be disputed.Any questions to this inarguable point?I didn 't think so.God never intended men laying with men and women laying with women.God considered this a disgusting act long ago as we should also.What bothers me about the Rainbow Coalition is that they somehow believe that we must absolutely know that they are gay.Who cares!I don 't go around town telling everyone that I see that "I am a heterosexual! " Nor do I announce it in political campaigns or on a radio or TV show! If you are out there and you are gay so freaking what!You are the ones who will be judged by God in the end,which is the second death and will burn in eternal fire forever.I hope you think it was worth it.And for whomever labels someone like me with this opinion as a "homophobe " you are mistaken.The definition of "phobia " is to be afraid of something.I am not afraid of Gay people,I simply do not like their Sin and what they stand for and others like me don 't like their garbage being shoved into our eyes and ears such as Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on TV gross.If you want be Gay,keep it to yourself.

 


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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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