By Bob Barney
First published in 2007
Lev 15:24 If a man has sexual intercourse with her during this time, her menstrual impurity will be transmitted to him. He will remain defiled for seven days, and any bed on which he lies will be defiled.
Lev 18:1 Then the Lord said to Moses,
Lev 18:2 "Say this to your people, the Israelites: I, the Lord, am your God.
Lev 18:3 So do not act like the people in Egypt, where you used to live, or like the people of Canaan, where I am taking you. You must not imitate their way of life.
Lev 18:4 You must obey all my regulations and be careful to keep my laws, for I, the Lord, am your God.
Lev 18:5 If you obey my laws and regulations, you will find life through them. I am the Lord.
Lev 18:6 "You must never have sexual intercourse with a close relative, for I am the Lord.
Lev 18:7 Do not violate your father by having sexual intercourse with your mother. She is your mother; you must never have intercourse with her.
Lev 18:8 Do not have sexual intercourse with any of your father's wives, for this would violate your father.
Lev 18:9 "Do not have sexual intercourse with your sister or half sister, whether she is your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether she was brought up in the same family or somewhere else.
Lev 18:10 "Do not have sexual intercourse with your granddaughter, whether your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter; that would violate you.
Lev 18:11 Do not have sexual intercourse with the daughter of any of your father's wives; she is your half sister.
Lev 18:12 Do not have intercourse with your aunt, your father's sister, because she is your father's close relative.
Lev 18:13 Do not have sexual intercourse with your aunt, your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative.
Lev 18:14 And do not violate your uncle, your father's brother, by having sexual intercourse with his wife; she also is your aunt.
Lev 18:15 Do not have sexual intercourse with your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife.
Lev 18:16 Do not have intercourse with your brother's wife; this would violate your brother.
Lev 18:17 "Do not have sexual intercourse with both a woman and her daughter or marry both a woman and her granddaughter, whether her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter. They are close relatives, and to do this would be a horrible wickedness.
Lev 18:18 "Donot marry a woman and her sister because they will be rivals. But if your wife dies, then it is all right to marry her sister.
Lev 18:19 "Do not violate a woman by having sexual intercourse with her during her period of menstrual impurity.
Lev 18:20 "Do not defile yourself by having sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife.
Lev 18:21 "Do not give any of your children as a sacrifice to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.
Lev 18:22 "Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin.
Lev 18:23 "A man must never defile himself by having sexual intercourse with an animal, and a woman must never present herself to a male animal in order to have intercourse with it; this is a terrible perversion.
Lev 18:24 "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the people I am expelling from the Promised Land have defiled themselves.
Lev 18:25 As a result, the entire land has become defiled. That is why I am punishing the people who live there, and the land will soon vomit them out.
Lev 18:26 You must strictly obey all of my laws and regulations, and you must not do any of these detestable things. This applies both to you who are Israelites by birth and to the foreigners living among you.
Lev 18:27 "All these detestable activities are practiced by the people of the land where I am taking you, and the land has become defiled.
Lev 18:28 Do not give the land a reason to vomit you out for defiling it, as it will vomit out the people who live there now.
Lev 18:29 Whoever does any of these detestable things will be cut off from the community of Israel.
Lev 18:30 So be careful to obey my laws, and do not practice any of these detestable activities. Do not defile yourselves by doing any of them, for I, the Lord, am your God."
"Then I bathed you and washed off your blood, and I rubbed fragrant oils into your skin. I gave you expensive clothing of linen and silk, beautifully embroidered, and sandals made of fine leather. I gave you lovely jewelry, bracelets, and beautiful necklaces, a ring for your nose and earrings for your ears, and a lovely crown for your head. And so you were made beautiful with gold and silver. Your clothes were made of fine linen and were beautifully embroidered. You ate the finest foods-fine flour, honey, and olive oil-and became more beautiful than ever. You looked like a queen, and so you were!
"Then you took your sons and daughters-the children you had borne to me-and sacrificed them to your gods. Was it not enough that you should be a prostitute? Must you also slaughter my children by sacrificing them to idols? In all your years of adultery and loathsome sin, you have not once thought of the days long ago when you lay naked in a field, kicking about in your own blood.
"Your destruction is certain, says the Sovereign Lord. In addition to all your other wickedness, you built a pagan shrine and put altars to idols in every town square. On every street corner you defiled your beauty, offering your body to every passerby in an endless stream of prostitution. Then you added lustful Egypt to your lovers, fanning the flames of my anger with your increasing promiscuity. That is why I struck you with my fist and reduced your boundaries. I handed you over to your enemies, the Philistines, and even they were shocked by your lewd conduct!
You have prostituted yourselves with the Assyrians, too. It seems you can never find enough new lovers! And after your prostitution there, you still were not satisfied. You added to your lovers by embracing that great merchant land of Babylonia[fn1]-but you still weren't satisfied! "What a sick heart you have, says the Sovereign Lord, to do such things as these, acting like a shameless prostitute.
Eze 16:33 Prostitutes charge for their services-but not you! You give gifts to your lovers, bribing them to come to you. So you are the opposite of other prostitutes. No one pays you; instead, you pay them! "Therefore, you prostitute, listen to this message from the Lord!
Did you know the Bible talks about incest!
Gen 6:4 In those days, and even afterward, giants[fn1] lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with human women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes mentioned in legends of old. Gen 19:5 They shouted to Lot, "Where are the men who came to spend the night with you? Bring them out so we can havesex with them." Gen 19:31 One day the older daughter said to her sister, "There isn't a man anywhere in this entire area for us to marry. And our father will soon be too old to have children.
What the Bible has to say about a moral love affair.
These passages are taken from Song of Songs and it is in YOUR Bible! What do you think “raisins and apples” mean, or “private garden.”
Sgs 1:4 Take me with you. Come, let's run! Bring me into your bedroom
Sgs 2:5 Oh, feed me with your love-your `raisins' and your `apples'-for I am utterly lovesick!
Sgs 4:5 Your breasts are like twin fawns of a gazelle, feeding among the lilies.
Sgs 4:12 "You are like a private garden, my treasure, my bride! You are like a spring that no one else can drink from, a fountain of my own.
Sgs 4:13 You are like a lovely orchard bearing precious fruit, with the rarest of perfumes:
Sgs 6:12 Before I realized it, I found myself in my princely bed with my beloved one
Sgs 8:10 "I am chaste, and I am now full breasted. And my lover is content with me.