18 1AND THE Lord said to Moses, 2Say to the Israelites, I am the Lord your God. 3You shall not do as was done in the land of Egypt in which you dwelt, nor shall you do as is done in the land of Canaan to which I am bringing you; neither shall you walk in their statutes. 4You shall do My ordinances and keep My statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. 5You shall therefore keep My statutes and My ordinances which, if a man does, he shall live by them. I am the Lord. 6None of you shall approach anyone close of kin to him to have sexual relations. I am the Lord. 7The nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother, you shall not uncover; she is your mother; you shall not have intercourse with her. 8The nakedness of your father’s wife you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness. 9You shall not have intercourse with or uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad. 10You must not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; their nakedness you shall not uncover, for they are your own flesh. 11You must not have intercourse with your father’s wife’s daughter; begotten by your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness. 12You shall not have intercourse with your father’s sister; she is your father’s near kinswoman. 13You shall not have sexual relations with your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s near kinswoman. 14You shall not have intercourse with your father’s brother’s wife; you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt. 15You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife; you shall not have intercourse with her. 16You shall not have intercourse with your brother’s wife; she belongs to your brother. 17You shall not marry a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to have intercourse; they are [her] near kinswomen; it is wickedness and an outrageous offense. 18You must not marry a woman in addition to her sister, to be a rival to her, having sexual relations with the second sister when the first one is alive. 19Also you shall not have intercourse with a woman during her [menstrual period or similar] uncleanness. 20Moreover, you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21You shall not give any of your children to pass through the fire and sacrifice them to Molech [the fire god], nor shall you profane the name of your God [by giving it to false gods]. I am the Lord. 22You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23Neither shall you lie with any beast and defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman yield herself to a beast to lie with it; it is confusion, perversion, and degradedly carnal. 24Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for in all these things the nations are defiled which I am casting out before you. 25And the land is defiled; therefore I visit the iniquity of it upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants. 26So you shall keep My statutes and My ordinances and shall not commit any of these abominations, neither the native-born nor any stranger who sojourns among you, 27For all these abominations have the men of the land done who were before you, and the land is defiled-- 28[Do none of these things] lest the land spew you out when you defile it as it spewed out the nation that was before you. 29Whoever commits any of these abominations shall be cut off from among [his] people. 30So keep My charge: do not practice any of these abominable customs which were practiced before you and defile yourselves by them. I am the Lord your God.
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