Leviticus 19:29

“Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doe not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore, lest the land fall to whoredome, and the land become full of wickednesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Profane not thy daughter, to make her a harlot; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not make your daughter common by letting her become a loose woman, for fear that the land may become full of shame.
- Basic English Bible

-- Do not profane thy daughter, to give her up to whoredom; lest the land practise whoredom, and the land become full of infamy.
- Darby Bible

Do not prostitute thy daughter to cause her to be a harlot: lest the land should fall to lewdness, and the land become full of wickedness.
- Webster's Bible

'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not pollute thy daughter to cause her to go a-whoring, that the land go not a-whoring, and the land hath been full of wickedness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Profane not thy daughter, to make her a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of lewdness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:29


19:29 Do not prostitute - As the Gentiles frequently did for the honour of some of their idols, to whom women were consecrated, and publickly prostituted.


Discussion for Leviticus 19

  • Irene123
    " ..... nor print ANY marks upon you: I AM the LORD." what part of 'any' does one not understand? This COMMAND refers to ONLY after one has repented and been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins. God does forgive any their 'marks' they have AFTER coming to Him, but we are not to get any more after coming to Him.
  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 1:3 according as HIS divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory and virtue titus 1:1 paul a servant of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
    according to the faith of GODS elect and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Steve morrow
    genesis 1:27 so GOD created man in HIS own image in the image of GOD created HE him male and female created HE them
    romans 8:29 for whom he did foreknow HE did predestinate to be conformed to the image of HIS son that HE might be the firstborn among many brethren 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • ya lord spoke about this becose ppl were mixing with neigbours and doing things which could take them away from yehova. ...
  • John
    Hi Todd. I don 't have any tattoos, but I have noticed on others 'Christian ' tattoos, for example of crosses and even the last supper, and have considered getting one. I actually found seeing these tattoos to be quite inspiring, how anyone could have such a love for God and the Lord that they 'd be prepared to put on themselves such a display for all to see. Whether we should or shouldn 't have them however, I admit I 'm not quite sure and think that I will remain with having any done. That said it seems that the use personal fashioning, whether it be tattoos, the wearing of a cross or clothing with Christian designs on, these are ways people use to put their faith on display the effect of which might be perhaps getting others to become interested in the Gospel and might even make meeting other Christians easier, such as in places and instances where it might be difficult to start an ordinary conversation, such as in a work place, providing your employer doesn 't mind of course! Really interesting subject, thanks for sharing. God bless!!
  • All of my tattoos have a strong message that Christ and his word are alive and well, they have given me a lot of opportunities to explain the love of Christ and his sacrifice for us. awalking message for Jesus Christ including scripture printed on me. I

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