Torah Moshe 3:

Vayikra / ויקרא

Leviticus Chapter 18

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Illicit Sexual Practices

18:1 And ADONAI (יהוה) spoke to Moshe, saying:

18:2 Speak to the benai Yisrael, and say to them,

ANI ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheichem.

18:3 According to the doings of eretz Mitzrayim, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of eretz kenaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their Chukkot.

18:4 You shall do My mishpatim, and shomer Mine Chukkot (ordinances), to halak (הלך) therein:

ANI ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheichem.

18:5 You shall therefore keep My Chukkot, and My mishpatim: which if a man do, he shall live in them:

ANI ADONAI (יהוה).

18:6 (LY:vi)

None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover [their] nakedness:

ANI ADONAI (יהוה).

18:7 The nakedness of your father, or the nakedness of your mother, shall you not uncover: she [is] your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

18:8 The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it [is] your father's nakedness.

18:9 The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or daughter of your mother, [whether she be] born at home, or born abroad, [even] their nakedness you shall not uncover.

18:10 The nakedness of your son's daughter, or of your daughter's daughter, [even] their nakedness you shall not uncover: for theirs [is] thine own nakedness.

18:11 The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, begotten of your father, she [is] your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

18:12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she [is] your father's near kinswoman.

18:13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister: for she [is] your mother's near kinswoman.

18:14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she [is] thine aunt.

18:15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter in law: she [is] your son's wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

18:16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife: it [is] your brother's nakedness.

18:17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shall you take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; [for] they [are] her near kinswomen: it [is] wickedness.

18:18 Neither shall you take a wife to her sister, to vex [her], to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life [time].

18:19 Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her tumah.

18:20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbour's wife, to defile yourself with her.

18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through [the fire] to Molech, neither shall you profane ha Shem your Elohim (אלהים):

ANI ADONAI (יהוה).

18:22 You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

18:23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion.

18:24 Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the goyim are tamei (defiled) which I cast out before you:

18:25 And the land is tamei (defiled): therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants.

18:26 You shall therefore keep My Chukkot and My mishpatim, and shall not commit [any] of these toevah; [neither] any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourns among you:

18:27 (LY: Maftir)

(For all these toevah have the men of the land done, which [were] before you, and the land is tamei (defiled);

18:28 That the land spue not you out also, when you defile it, as it spued out the goyim that [were] before you.

18:29 For whosoever shall commit any of these toevah (abomination), even the souls that commit [them] shall be cut off from among their people.

18:30 'Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them:  ANI ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheichem.' "


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