0 God's sex laws (Lev 18)

Episode 50: God's sex laws

(Leviticus 18)

18 1 God said to Moses,

6 Don't have sex with your close relatives. I am God.

7 Don't have sex with your father or mother.

8 Or your father’s wife. (It is your father's nakedness.)

9 Or your sister (your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter).

10 Or your granddaughter - your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter (It's your your own nakedness.).

11 Or your father’s wife's daughter.

12 Or your father’s sister.

13 Or your mother’s sister.

14 Or your father’s brother’s wife.

15 Or your daughter-in-law.

16 Or your brother’s wife. (It is your brother's nakedness.)

17 Or a woman and her daughter. Or a woman and her granddaughter.

18 Don't marry your wife’s sister (while your wife is still alive).

19 Don't have sex with a menstruating woman.

20 Or with your neighbor’s wife.

22 Or with a man like you would with a woman. It is an abomination.

23 Or with animals. It is confusion.

25 If you do any of these things, the land is defiled and will vomit you out.

30 So keep my laws and don't commit any of these abominations, I am the Lord your God.

A few more words about this episode

Don't have sex with your father or mother. (18:7)

The King James Version puts it this way: "The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover."

Although I don't know for sure what God means by "uncovering the nakedness" of someone, I'm guessing he means "have sexual relations" with that person. So I'm going with that assumption in this chapter, since "uncovering the nakedness of" gets a bit cumbersome after it's repeated a dozen or so times.

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