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Darby Bible Translation
Unlawful Sexual Relations
1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Jehovah your God.
3After 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.
4Mine ordinances shall ye do and my statutes shall ye observe to walk therein: I am Jehovah your God.
5And ye shall observe my statutes and my judgments, by which the man that doeth them shall live: I am Jehovah.
6No one shall approach to any that is his near relation, to uncover his nakedness: I am Jehovah.
7The nakedness of thy father, and the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother: thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
9The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, born at home, or born abroad their nakedness shalt thou not uncover.
10The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter their nakedness shalt thou not uncover; for theirs is thy nakedness.
11The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father: she is thy sister: thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
12The nakedness of thy father's sister shalt thou not uncover: she is thy father's near relation.
13The nakedness of thy mother's sister shalt thou not uncover; for she is thy mother's near relation.
14The nakedness of thy father's brother shalt thou not uncover; thou shalt not approach his wife: she is thine aunt.
15The nakedness of thy daughter-in-law shalt thou not uncover: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
16The nakedness of thy brother's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy brother's nakedness.
17The nakedness of a woman and her daughter shalt thou not uncover; thou shalt not take her son's daughter, nor her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness: they are her near relations: it is wickedness.
18And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness beside her, during her life.
19And thou shalt not approach a woman in the separation of her uncleanness to uncover her nakedness.
20And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to become unclean with her.
21And thou shalt not give of thy seed to let them pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.
22And thou shalt not lie with mankind as one lieth with a woman: it is an abomination.
23And thou shalt lie with no beast to become unclean therewith; and a woman shall not stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is confusion.
24Make not yourselves unclean in any of these things; for in all these have the nations which I am casting out before you made themselves unclean.
25And the land hath become unclean; and I visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomiteth out its inhabitants.
26But ye shall observe my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of all these abominations: the home-born, and the stranger that sojourneth among you;
27(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and the land hath been made unclean);
28that the land vomit you not out, when ye make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.
29For whoever committeth any of these abominations, ... the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30And ye shall observe my charge, that ye commit not any of the abominable customs which were committed before you; and ye shall not make yourselves unclean therein: I am Jehovah your God.