Leviticus Chapters (English Bible : Catholic Public Domain Version – CPDV)
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: I am the Lord your God.
3 You shall not act according to the custom of the land of Egypt, in which you have lived; nor shall you behave according to the habit of the region of Canaan, into which I will lead you; neither shall you walk in their ordinances.
4 You shall accomplish my judgments, and you shall observe my precepts, and you shall walk in them. I am the Lord your God.
5 Keep my laws and judgments; when a man does these, he shall live by them. I am the Lord.
6 No man shall approach her who is a close blood-relative to him, so as to uncover her nakedness. I am the Lord.
7 You shall not expose the nakedness of your father, or the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
8 You shall not expose the nakedness of your father’s wife; for it is the nakedness of your father.
9 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, whether from father or from mother, whether she was born at home or abroad.
10 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter, or your daughter’s daughter; for it is your own nakedness.
11 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, whom she bore to your father, and who is your sister.
12 You shall not expose the nakedness of your father’s sister; for she is the flesh of your father.
13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, because she is the flesh of your mother.
14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, nor shall you approach his wife, who is joined to you by affinity.
15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law, for she is your son’s wife; neither shall you expose her dishonor.
16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; for it is the nakedness of your brother.
17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your wife and her daughter. You shall not take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, so as to uncover her dishonor; for they are her flesh, and such sexual intercourse is incest.
18 You shall not take your wife’s sister as a rival mistress; nor shall you uncover her nakedness, while your wife is still living.
19 You shall not approach a woman who is undergoing menstruation, nor shall you uncover her foulness.
20 You shall not have sexual intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, nor shall you be defiled by the mingling of seed.
21 You shall not give some of your seed to be consecrated to the idol Moloch, nor to pollute the name of your God. I am the Lord.
22 You shall not commit sexual acts with a male, in place of sexual intercourse with a female, for this is an abomination.
23 You shall not commit sexual acts with any animal, nor shall you be defiled by it. A woman shall not lie down with a beast, nor commit sexual acts with it; for this is wickedness.
24 Do not pollute yourselves with any of these things, by which all of the nations, which I will cast out in your sight, have been contaminated
25 and by which the land has been polluted. I will visit the wickedness of the land, so that it may vomit out its inhabitants.
26 Keep my ordinances and judgments, and do not do any of these abominations: the native born, as well as the settler, who sojourns among you.
27 For all these detestable things were done by the inhabitants of the land who were here before you, and they have polluted it.
28 Therefore, beware, lest in a similar manner, it may vomit you out as well, if you do these same things, just as it vomited out the people who were before you.
29 Every soul who shall commit any of these abominations shall perish from the midst of his people.
30 Keep my commandments. Do not be willing to do the things which have been done by those who were before you, and do not be polluted by these things. I am the Lord your God.