Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 18:23

“Neither shalt thou lie with any beast, to defile thy selfe therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie downe thereto: It is confusion.”

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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.
- King James Version

'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you may not have sex relations with a beast, making yourself unclean with it; and a woman may not give herself to a beast: it is an unnatural act.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt lie with no beast to become unclean therewith; and a woman shall not stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is confusion.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman give herself to an animal, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.
- World English Bible

`And with any beast thou dost not give thy copulation, for uncleanness with it; and a woman doth not stand before a beast to lie down with it; confusion it [is].
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto; it is perversion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Leviticus 18

  • BSP
    Verse 3: The Israelites were not to imitate the ways and practices of the nations around them. This proved to be their downfall.
  • A disciple
    "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." To all those who lie to us, and say that No one can keep the commandments; Which one in particular is it just impossible for you to keep? Is it any here, that warn we shall not do these abominations?
  • Anonymous
    What is truth thy word is truth of u love me u will keep my words what do the words say n Leviticus what did God do to Sodom n gomorah for there actions repent before it's to late GodBless
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - "and thou shalt let not any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech ..... "; This is what Solomon ended up doing, after the great start he had. It bothered me for quite that Solomon was listed in Jesus genealogy, but then the led led me to the verses about - in a great house are the good and bad. I had read them before, but hadn't associated them with Jesus.
  • 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!
  • 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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