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1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. 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 ordinances. 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. 5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. 6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. 7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness. 9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 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. 11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman. 13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman. 14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt. 15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness. 17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. 18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time. 19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. 20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her. 21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) 28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.

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1 Raymond Huerta = "Throughout the Torah this declaration at the beginning, or the end, of a set of legal instructions resembles the standard form for royal proclamations in the ancient Near East. The phrase corresponds to something like "by the authority invested in me as your sovereign I hereby enjoin you."Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
2 Stephanie C = "I am meaning IS. He is stating I am your creator.There is power in this statement. I am the Lord,your God.Meaning I am indeed your creator and God."
3 Raymond Huerta = "The commandments set out by God in this chapter deal solely on proper sexual conduct. By warning his people not to act like those in Egypt and Canaan alludes to their sinful sexual ways. Historically,  why is it that these two countries are used as examples when surely there were others doing similar things? One of the reasons being is that Israel resided in both countries, only to later be moved from them (Exodus for example). Also, the identification of both countries as places of promiscuity may be attributed to the widespread reflex of projecting uncontrolled sexuality onto the cultures of the "other." This would reinforce the notion that polytheistic religions lack restraint and civility, as opposed to the collected nature monotheism supposedly brings. Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
4 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew for "ordinances" is Huqot, which primarily means "things inscribed" could refer to the commandments Moses transcribed as God spoke to him on Mount Sinai (See Exodus 34:28 https://www.deily.org/bible/kjv/exodus/34). "
5 Raymond Huerta = "nakedness: The Hebrew noun 'erwah derives from the root that means "to be naked," however, all of its uses suggests vulnerability or shamefulness.For examples see:Genesis 42:9 1 Samuel 20:30nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt tho not uncover: This a clear prohibition to any and all sexual or shameful acts with your parents. The most famous example is with Noah and Ham after the flood subsides in Genesis 9:22-25Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
6 Raymond Huerta = "With the circumstances of polygamy, one's fathers wife would not necessarily be one's mother. Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
7 Raymond Huerta = "This and several other prohibitions in the list are explicitly violated by prominent figures with in the Bible. Jacob marries two sisters; Abraham claims that Sarah is his half sister; David's daughter Tamar appears to think it is possible that her father can arrange a marriage between her and her half brother Amnon. Scholars have come to explain these laws amidst these examples of breaking them as either Priestly "reform" in sexual practice, or once acceptable sexual unions had become taboo by the time these laws were canonized. For examples listed above see:Jacob- Genesis 29 Abraham- Genesis 20:2 Tamar- 2 Samuel 13 Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
8 Raymond Huerta = "to defile thyself with her: This phrase could be translated as "to spill seed." The two key acts defined in adultery, as indicted here, are penetration and ejaculation. Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
9 Raymond Huerta = "Molech is a canaanite deity whose name suggests "king" or "ruler." The true form of the name may have been Malik, transliterated by the Masoretes to make the word resemble boshet, meaning "shame." This most likely is reference to the whole phrase is to child sacrifice, which was widely practice in the Syro-Palestinian area. However, some scholars maintain that the "seed passing through the fire" is not sacrificial but ceremonial.Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
10 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew for "as with" is the noun mishkevei, "bedding," which is used exclusively for sexual intercourse. This suggests that it is a ban on anal and intercrural intercourse (the latter often practiced by the Greeks). Other forms of homosexual activity do not seem of urgent concern. The rationale is the continual theme across this chapter of not wasting your seed. It must be noted that lesbianism is nowhere mentioned in this chapter, perhaps because of no wasting of the seed.Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
11 Raymond Huerta = "It is possible that the Hebrew 'anshey also includes women, as the taboo in verse 23 suggests. It is surely meant to play on the phrase "none of you" (which is often translated as "no man of you") in verse 6.Alter, Robert. "Leviticus Chapter 18." The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2004. Print."
12 Raymond Huerta = " God began these ordinances with "I am the LORD your God" and here he is concluding them with the same phrase. "