The Israelites must not follow the practices of Egypt and Canaan, but the ordinances of God. Unlawful marriages. Unlawful lusts.
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the 1Lord your God.
3 After 1the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and 2after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4 Ye shall 1do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God.
5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: 1which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the Lord.
6 ¶ None 1of you shall approach to any that is anear of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.
7 The 1nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8 1The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
9 The 1nakedness 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 uncover.
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 1shalt 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 1shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
15 Thou 1shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
16 Thou 1shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
17 Thou 1shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman 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 aa wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
19 Also 1thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
20 Moreover 1thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
21 And thou 1shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to aMolech, neither shalt thou 2profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.
22 Thou 1shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23 Neither 1shalt 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 1Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
25 And the 1land is defiled: therefore I do 2visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself 3vomiteth out her inhabitants.
26 Ye shall 1therefore keep 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 abominations 1have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28 That the land 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 1cut off from among their people.
30 Therefore shall ye keep mine 1ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I 2am the Lord your God.