The Third Book of Moses Called Leviticus

Chapter 18

Israel shall not live as the Egyptians and the Canaanites—Marriages to many close relatives and others are forbidden—Homosexual behavior and other sexual perversions are an abomination—The land expels those nations that practice sexual abominations.

 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the Lord your God.

 After the adoings 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 bwalk in their ordinances.

 Ye shall do my ajudgments, and keep mine bordinances, to cwalk therein: I am the Lord your God.

 Ye shall therefore keep my astatutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall blive cin them: I am the Lord.

 ¶None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their anakedness: I am the Lord.

 The anakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

 The anakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.

 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not auncover.

 10 The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.

 11 The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

 12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman.

 13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman.

 14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

 15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

 16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s awife: it is thy brother’s nakedness.

 17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a awoman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

 18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

 19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a awoman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put bapart for her uncleanness.

 20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.

 21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the afire to bMolech, neither shalt thou cprofane the dname of thy God: I am the Lord.

 22 aThou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is babomination.

 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

 24 aDefile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are bdefiled which I ccast out before you:

 25 And the aland is bdefiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

 26 Ye shall therefore akeep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

 27 (For all these aabominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

 28 That the aland spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be acut off from among their people.

 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable acustoms, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.