1 And the LORD talked with Moses, saying, 2 "Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, 'I am the LORD your God. 3 Wherefore after the doings of the land of Egypt wherein ye dwelt, see that ye do not; neither after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I will bring you, neither walk ye in their ordinances; 4 but do after my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: for I am the LORD your God. 5 Keep therefore mine ordinances, and my judgments which, if a man do, he shall live thereby: for I am the LORD.
6 "'See that ye go to none of your nighest kindred for to uncover their privities, for I am the LORD. 7 The privities of thy father and thy mother, see thou unhele not: she is thy mother, therefore shalt thou not uncover her privities. 8 The privities of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover, for they are thy father's privities. 9 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of thy sister, the daughter of thy father or of thy mother: whether she be born at home or without. 10 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of thy son's daughter or thy daughter's daughter, for that is thine own privity. 11 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of thy father's wife's daughter, which she bare to thy father, for she is thy sister: thou shalt therefore not uncover her privities. 12 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of thy father's sister, for she is thy father's next kin. 13 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of thy mother's sister, for she is thy mother's next kinswoman. 14 Thou shalt not open the privities of thy father's brother; that is, thou shalt not go in to his wife, for she is thine aunt. 15 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of thy daughter-in-law, she is thy son's wife; therefore uncover not her privities. 16 Thou shalt not unhele the privity of thy brother's wife, for that is thy brother's privity. 17 Thou shalt not uncover the privities of the wife and her daughter also; neither shalt thou take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to uncover their privities: they are her next kin, it were therefore wickedness. 18 Thou shalt not take a wife and her sister thereto, to vex her that thou wouldest open her privities as long as she liveth.
19 Thou shalt not go unto a woman to uncover her privity as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. 20 "'Thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
21 Thou shalt not give of thy seed to offer it unto Moloch, that thou defile not the name of thy God, for I am the LORD. 22 "'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, for that is abomination. 23 Thou shalt lie with no manner of beast to defile thyself therewith, neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto, for that is abomination.
24 Defile not yourselves in any of these things, for with all these things are these nations defiled which I cast out before you: 25 and the land is defiled, and I will visit the wickedness thereof upon it. And the land shall spew out her inhabiters. 26 Keep ye therefore mine ordinances and judgments, and see that ye commit none of these abominations: neither any of you nor any stranger that sojourneth among you 27 - for all these abominations have the men of the land done which were there before you, and the land is defiled - 28 lest that the land spew you out when ye have defiled it, as it spewed out the nations that were there before you. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, the same souls that commit them shall perish from among their people. 30 Therefore see that ye keep mine ordinances, that ye commit none of these abominable customs which were committed before you: that ye defile not yourselves therewith, for I am the LORD your God.'"