Leviticus 18:22

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 18:22

Thou shalt not lie with mankinde, as with womankinde: it is abomination.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not have sex relations with men, as you do with women: it is a disgusting thing.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt not lie with mankind as one lieth with a woman: it is an abomination.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestable.
- World English Bible

`And with a male thou dost not lie as one lieth with a woman; abomination it [is].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 18:22

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 18:22

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.

Discussion for Leviticus 18:22

  • Kristy on Leviticus 18:22
    What exactly Does the Bible actually tell us about weddings? Why can't u wear white to my wedding to a second husband? I've found nothing to support a "white" wedding purity blah blah blah statement IN the Bible! Only in a church full of "Christians" would anyone be shunned for wearing white!
  • H J Billingsley - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    The bible mentions weddings, but does not give scripture on the way they are to be performed. If it were mentioned then the world would be bound to that method. God establishes governments for his purpose; Ezra 7:25, Titus 3:1. Each government has determined what a marriage ceremony consists of, dealing with each locations laws and customs. As far as I know marriages in one country is recognized by all countries (someone with more knowledge than I might be able to comment on that in depth). The parable of the rich ruler who gave a wedding for his son, mentions a proper wedding garment but does not identify what it is. This parable is more concerned with Christ than earthly weddings but could be applicable. Your question, indicates to me, that you are concerned about a previous marriage and your purity because of it. If your previous husband has died then you are able to remarry Rom 7:2, 1 Cor 7:2-3. If the husband is still living I do not believe that the scripture allows remarriage 1 Cor 7:11.
  • Brutus - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    White signifies purity and is the traditional color to signify the bride is a Virgin.

    The Bible does not allow sex outside of marriage except to raise up an offspring for a deceased family member.

    If she has had sex with the groom or boyfriends in the past, then she should not wear white.

    The wedding is to be within the confines of the Church and not 'allowed' by the State.

    Man has now given the State authority to decide if two people can be married.

    I said "IF" as if you have to get a license from the State, that license can be denied.

  • Ricky Alexander on Leviticus 18:22
    Adam our earthy father , abraham our spiritua father ... explained
  • Tihstae on Leviticus 18:22
    To all those who think that this verse and other verses like this in the Old Testament only apply to the Old Testament, didn't. Jesus say in Matthew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."?
  • Zoey jenkins on Leviticus 18:22
    it seems like a lot of people forget that the writers of the bibles opinions can influence the scriptures. anyone can say they were "inspired by god" and write a long book.
  • Tihstae - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    The King James Bible was translated by 56 VERY learned scholars, all of whom double checked each other's work VERY extensively. Therefore, it can be concluded that nobody's opinion was interjected into the translation of the King James Bible, but fact and fact alone. Exactly what the Hebrew text of the Old Testament & Greek text of the Textus Receptus, which the New Testament was translated from, say exactly what the King James Bible says, no opinion involved. Don't buy into the lies that are told by the degenerates/reprobates of this day who want to cast doubt in people's minds the veracity of the REAL Bible(KJV 1611).
  • Mishael - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    All I can add is, the same people that eat curly fries smothered in processed cheese, onions, jalapeo peppers and hot dog chili

    will probably buy those books.

    I've always believed we should ask the Lord what He thinks? One of the good ones was Healing The Sick by TL Osborne. I actually got healed reading a couple of chapters! If the Lord says it's useful I do not judge the writer.

    He had to sit on me many times to squash that judgmental attitude out of me :/
  • Therese on Leviticus 18:22
    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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