Leviticus Chapter 17 and Chapter 18

Leviticus 17: The Sanctity of Blood: Where to Offer Other Sacrifices

1 And Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 2 “Speak to Aharon, to his sons and to all the children of Ysrayl and say to them, this is the thing which Yah has commanded saying: 3 Whatever man of the house of Ysrayl who kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp or who kills it outside the camp. 4 And does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting to offer an offering to Yah before the tabernacle of Yah, the guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood and that man shall be cut off from among his people. 5 To the end that the children of Ysrayl may bring their sacrifices which they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to Yah at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to the priest and offer them as peace offerings to Yah. 6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of Yah at the door of the tabernacle of meeting and burn the fat for a sweet aroma to Yah. 7 They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations. 8 Also you shall say to them: Whatever man of the house of Ysrayl or of the strangers who dwell among you, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice 9 And does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to offer it to Yah, that man shall be cut off from among his people”.

Do Not Eat Blood

10 “And whatever man of the house of Ysrayl or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for the soul. 12 Therefore I said to the children of Ysrayl, No one among you shall eat blood nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood. 13 Whatever man of the children of Ysrayl or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust. 14 For it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore, I said to the children of Ysrayl, you shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off. 15 And every person who eats what died naturally or what was torn by beasts, whether he is a native or your own country or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening. Then he shall be clean. 16 But if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt.

Chapter 18: The Laws of Sexual Morality (Forbidden Sex)

1 Then Yah spoke to Moshe saying: 2 “Speak to the children of Ysrayl and say to them: I am Yah your Almighty. 3 According to the doings of the land of Egypt where you dwelt, you shall not do and according to the doings of the land of Canaan where I am bringing you, you shall not do nor shall you walk in their ordinances. 4 You shall observe My  judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am Yah your Power. 5 You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments which if a man does, shall live by them: I am Yah. 6 None of you shall approach anyone who is near to kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am Yah. 7 The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover. She is your mother. You shall not uncover her nakedness. 8 The nakedness of your father’s wife you shall not uncover. It is your father’s nakedness. 9 The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you shall not uncover. 10 The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover. For theirs is your own nakedness. 11 The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten by your father. She is your sister. You shall not uncover her nakedness. 12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister. She is near of kin to your father. 13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is near of kin to your mother. 14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother. You shall not approach his wife. She is your aunt. 15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife. You shall not uncover her nakedness.

16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife. It is your brother’s nakedness. 17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near of kin to her. It is wickedness. 18 Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive. 19 Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. 20 Moreover, you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21 And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your Almighty. I am Yah. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23 Nor shall you mate with an animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. 24 Do not defile yourselves with any of these things. For by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25 For the land is defiled. Therefore, I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it and the land vomits out its inhabitants. 26 You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you. 27 For all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you and thus the land is defiled. 28 Lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29 For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 30 Therefore, you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am Yah your Almighty”.

 

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