1Yahweh spoke to Moses and said: 2'Speak to the Israelites and say: "I am Yahweh your God: 3You must not behave as they do in Egypt where you used to live; you must not behave as they do inCanaan where I am taking you, nor must you fol ow their laws. 4You must observe my customs and keep my laws, fol owing them. "I, Yahweh, am your God: 5hence you wil keep my laws and my customs. Whoever complies with them wil find life in them. "I amYahweh. 6"None of you wil approach a woman who is closely related to him, to have intercourse with her. I amYahweh. 7"You wil not have intercourse with your father or your mother. She is your mother -- you wil not haveintercourse with her. 8"You wil not have intercourse with your father's wife; it is your father's sexual prerogative. 9"You wil not have intercourse with your sister, whether she is your father's or your mother's daughter.Whether she was born in the same house or elsewhere, you wil not have intercourse with her. 10"You will not have intercourse with your son's or your daughter's daughter; for their sexual privacy isyour own. 11"You will not have intercourse with the daughter of your father's wife, born to your father. She is yoursister; you wil not have intercourse with her. 12"You will not have intercourse with your father's sister; for she is your father's own flesh and blood. 13"You will not have intercourse with your mother's sister; for she is your mother's own flesh and blood. 14"You will not have intercourse with your father's brother; you wil not approach his wife. She is youraunt. 15"You will not have intercourse with your daughter-in-law. She is your son's wife; you wil not haveintercourse with her. 16"You will not have intercourse with your brother's wife; it is your brother's sexual prerogative. 17"You will not have intercourse with a woman and her daughter; nor wil you take her son's or herdaughter's daughter, to have intercourse with them. They are your own flesh and blood; it would be incest. 18"You will not take a woman and her sister into your harem at the same time, to have intercourse withthe latter while the former is stil alive. 19"You will not approach and have intercourse with a woman who is in a state of menstrual pol ution. 20"Furthermore, you will not have intercourse with your fel ow-citizen's wife; you would become uncleanby doing so. 21"You will not al ow any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, thus profaning the name of yourGod. I am Yahweh. 22"You will not have intercourse with a man as you would with a woman. This is a hateful thing. 23"You will not have intercourse with any kind of animal; you would become unclean by doing so. Norwil a woman offer herself to an animal, to have intercourse with it. This would be a violation of nature. 24"Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these practices, for it was by such things that the nationsthat I am driving out before you made themselves unclean. 25The country has become unclean; hence I am about to punish it for its guilt, and the country itself willvomit out its inhabitants. 26"You, however, must keep my laws and customs and not do any of these hateful things: none of yourcitizens, none of your resident aliens. 27For al these hateful things were done by the people who lived in the country before you, and thecountry became unclean. 28If you make it unclean, wil it not vomit you out as it vomited out the nations there before you? 29Yes, anyone who does any of these hateful things, whatever it may be, any person doing so, wil beoutlawed from his people; 30so keep my rules and do not observe any of the hateful laws which were in force before you came;then you wil not be made unclean by them. I am Yahweh your God." '
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