Leviticus 18:20

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 18:20

Moreouer, thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbours wife, to defile thy selfe with her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you may not have sex relations with your neighbour's wife, making yourself unclean with her.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to become unclean with her.
- Darby Bible

Moreover, thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, and defile yourself with her.
- World English Bible

`And unto the wife of thy fellow thou dost not give thy seed of copulation, for uncleanness with her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 18:20

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 18:20


18:18 Thou shalt not take a wife to her sister - Perhaps this text doth not simply forbid the taking one wife to another, but the doing it in such a manner or for such an end, that he may vex or punish, or revenge himself of the former; which probably was a common motive amongst that hardhearted people to do so.

18:19 As long as she is set apart - No not to thy own wife. This was not only a ceremonial pollution, but an immorality also, whence it is put amongst gross sins, #Eze 18:6|. And therefore it is now unlawful under the gospel.

18:21 Pass through fire - This was done, either by burning them in the fire, or by making them pass between two great fires, which was a kind of consecration of them to that God. Moloch - Called also Milcom, was an idol chiefly of the Ammonites. He seems to be the Saturn of the heathens, to whom especially children and men were sacrificed. This is mentioned, because the neighbours of Israel were most infected with this idolatry, and therefore they are particularly cautioned against it, though under this one instance all other idols and acts, or kinds of idolatry, are manifestly comprehended and forbidden.


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