Family Life and Sexual Prohibitions16
20:9 “ ‘If anyone17 curses his father and mother18 he must be put to death. He has cursed his father and mother; his blood guilt is on himself.19 20:10 If a man20 commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife,21 both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. 20:11 If a man has sexual intercourse with his father’s wife, he has exposed his father’s nakedness.22 Both of them must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.23 20:12 If a man has sexual intercourse with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have committed perversion;24 their blood guilt is on themselves. 20:13 If a man has sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman,25 the two of them have committed an abomination. They must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves. 20:14 If a man has sexual intercourse with both a woman and her mother,26 it is lewdness.27 Both he and they must be burned to death,28 so there is no lewdness in your midst. 20:15 If a man has sexual intercourse29 with any animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal. 20:16 If a woman approaches any animal to have sexual intercourse with it,30 you must kill the woman, and the animal must be put to death; their blood guilt is on themselves.
20:17 “ ‘If a man has sexual intercourse with31 his sister, whether the daughter of his father or his mother, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off in the sight of the children of their people.32 He has exposed his sister’s nakedness; he will bear his punishment for iniquity.33 20:18 If a man has sexual intercourse with a menstruating woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her fountain of blood and she has exposed the fountain of her blood, so both of them34 must be cut off from the midst of their people. 20:19 You must not expose the nakedness of your mother’s sister and your father’s sister, for such a person has laid bare his own close relative.35 They must bear their punishment for iniquity.36 20:20 If a man has sexual intercourse with his aunt, he has exposed his uncle’s nakedness; they must bear responsibility for their sin, they will die childless. 20:21 If a man has sexual intercourse with37 his brother’s wife, it is indecency. He has exposed his brother’s nakedness;38 they will be childless.
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