Leviticus 18:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

After the doings of the land of Egypt wherein ye dwelt, shal ye not doe: and after the doings of land of Canaan whither I bring you, shall ye not doe: neither shall yee walke in their ordinances.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 statutes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not do those things which were done in the land of Egypt where you were living; and you may not do those things which are done in the land of Canaan where I am taking you, or be guided in your behaviour by their rules.
- Basic English Bible

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 customs.
- Darby Bible

After the doings of the land of Egypt in which 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.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived: and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you; neither shall you walk in their statutes.
- World English Bible

according to the work of the land of Egypt in which ye have dwelt ye do not, and according to the work of the land of Canaan whither I am bringing you in, ye do not, and in their statutes ye walk not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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 statutes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 18:3


18:3 Egypt and Canaan - These two nations he mentions, because their habitation and conversation among them made their evil example in the following matters more dangerous. But under them he includes all other nations.


Discussion for Leviticus 18

  • A disciple
    Ray; from the beginning when once sin entered, so shame came with it, and so to answer the shame we cover our nakedness. God doesn't want us to be ashamed and He doesn't want us to sin; so He gave us clothing to restrain us from our lechery. Jesus said that Adultery is an evil that comes from within and defiles us; and the act of looking with lustful intent is the same as having already done it.
  • Ray
    Hi Everyone, Recently this year, I had a question relating to the sins of nakedness and finally found this chapter online. My reading of the scriptures about not uncovering my kin's nakedness was remembered, but not anything pertaining my neighbors.

    I would like to know, 'Is nudity in videos considered a physical act of uncovering someone'? - God only states a physical act of uncovering others...
  • 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.

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