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Vayikra/Leviticus  18:1 - 30

Chapter 18

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying:  2 Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them: I am Hashem, your God.  3 Do not perform the practice of the land of Egypt in which you dwelled; and do not perform the practice of the land of Canaan to which I bring you, and do not follow their traditions.  4 Carry out My laws and safeguard My decrees to follow them; I am Hashem, your God.  5 You shall observe My decrees and My laws, which man shall carry out and by which he shall live — I am Hashem.

6 Any man shall not approach his close relative to uncover nakedness; I am Hashem.

7 The nakedness of your father and the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

8 The nakedness of your father's wife you shall not uncover; it is your father's shame.

9 The nakedness of your sister — whether your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born to one who may remain in the home or born to one who must remain outside of it — you shall not uncover their nakedness.

10 The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter — you shall not uncover their nakedness; for they are your own shame.

11 The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter who was born to your father — she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

12 The nakedness of your father's sister you shall not uncover; she is your father's flesh.

13 The nakedness of your mother's sister you shall not uncover; for she is your mother's flesh.

14 The nakedness of your father's brother you shall not uncover; do not approach his wife, she is your aunt.

15 The nakedness of your daughter-in-law you should not uncover; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

16 The nakedness of your brother's wife you shall not uncover; it is your brother's shame.

17 The nakedness of a woman and her daughter you shall not uncover; you shall not take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to uncover her nakedness — they are close relatives, it is a depraved plot.  18 You shall not take a woman in addition to her sister, to make them rivals, to uncover the nakedness of one upon the other in her lifetime.

19 You shall not approach a woman in her time of unclean separation, to uncover her nakedness.  20 You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to contaminate yourself with her.

21 You shall not present any of your children to pass through for Molech, and do not profane the Name of your God — I am Hashem.

22 You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, it is an abomination.  23 Do not lie with any animal to be contaminated with it; a woman shall not stand before an animal for mating, it is a perversion.

24 Do not become contaminated through any of these; for through all of these the nations that I expel before you became contaminated.  25 The Land became contaminated and I recalled its iniquity upon it; and the Land disgorged its inhabitants.  26 But you shall safeguard My decrees and My judgments, and not commit any of these abominations — the native or the proselyte who lives among you.  27 For the inhabitants of the Land who are before you committed all these abominations, and the Land became contaminated.  28 Let not the Land disgorge you for having contaminated it, as it disgorged the nation that was before you.  29 For if anyone commits any of these abominations, the people doing so will be cut off from among their people.

30 You shall safeguard My charge not to do any of the abominable traditions that were done before you and not contaminate yourselves through them; I am Hashem, your God.

 


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