18:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
18:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

18:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Jehovah your God.
18:2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'I am the LORD your God.

18:3 After 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 statutes.
18:3 'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.

18:4 Mine ordinances shall ye do, and my statutes shall ye keep, to walk therein: I am Jehovah your God.
18:4 'You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the LORD your God.

18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and mine ordinances; which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Jehovah.
18:5 'So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the LORD.

18:6 None of you shall approach to any that are near of kin to him, to uncover (their) nakedness: I am Jehovah.
18:6 'None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the LORD.

18:7 The nakedness of thy father, even the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
18:7 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness.

18:8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
18:8 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.

18:9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or the daughter of thy mother, whether born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
18:9 'The nakedness of your sister, [either] your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.

18:10 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.
18:10 'The nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours.

18:11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
18:11 'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.

18:12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
18:12 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative.

18:13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
18:13 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative.

18:14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
18:14 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt.

18:15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter-in-law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
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 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
18:16 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.

18:17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; thou shalt not take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
18:17 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is lewdness.

18:18 And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival (to her), to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.
18:18 'And you shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.

18:19 And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.
18:19 'Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.

18:20 And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.
18:20 'And you shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

18:21 And thou shalt not give any of thy seed to make them pass through (the fire) to Molech; neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.
18:21 'Neither shall you give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
18:22 'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.

18:23 And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
18:23 'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.

18:24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out from before you;
18:24 'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.

18:25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomiteth out her inhabitants.
18:25 'For the land has become defiled, therefore I have visited its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.

18:26 Ye therefore shall keep my statutes and mine ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the home-born, nor the stranger that sojourneth among you;
18:26 'But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not do any of these abominations, [neither] the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you

18:27 (for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land is defiled);
18:27 (for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled);

18:28 that the land vomit not you out also, when ye defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.
18:28 so that the land may not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.

18:29 For whosoever shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from among their people.
18:29 'For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do [ so] shall be cut off from among their people.

18:30 Therefore shall ye keep my charge, that ye practise not any of these abominable customs, which were practised before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am Jehovah your God.
18:30 'Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the LORD your God.' "