Leviticus 18:24
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New International Version
"'Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.

New Living Translation
"Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for the people I am driving out before you have defiled themselves in all these ways.

English Standard Version
“Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean,

New American Standard Bible
'Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.

King James Bible
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not defile yourselves by any of these practices, for the nations I am driving out before you have defiled themselves by all these things.

International Standard Version
"You are not to defile yourselves by doing any of these things, since all of these nations that I'm casting out before you have defiled themselves this way.

NET Bible
"'Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, for the nations which I am about to drive out before you have been defiled with all these things.

New Heart English Bible
"'Do not defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Do not become unclean in any of these ways. By these practices all the nations which I am forcing out of your way have become unclean.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations are defiled, which I cast out from before you.

New American Standard 1977
‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not defile yourselves in any of these things; for in all these things the Gentiles which I cast out before you have defiled themselves;

King James 2000 Bible
Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

American King James Version
Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

American Standard Version
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out from before you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Defile not yourselves with any of these things with which all the nations have been defiled, which I will cast out before you,

Darby Bible Translation
Make not yourselves unclean in any of these things; for in all these have the nations which I am casting out before you made themselves unclean.

English Revised Version
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out from before you:

Webster's Bible Translation
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

World English Bible
"'Don't defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye are not defiled with all these, for with all these have the nations been defiled which I am sending away from before you;
Study Bible
Unlawful Sexual Relations
23'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion. 24Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. 25'For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:16
"Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."

Leviticus 18:3
'You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes.

Numbers 35:34
'You shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD am dwelling in the midst of the sons of Israel.'"

Deuteronomy 9:4
"Do not say in your heart when the LORD your God has driven them out before you, 'Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,' but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is dispossessing them before you.

Deuteronomy 18:12
"For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.

1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

Ezra 9:1
Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, those of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians and the Amorites.

Psalm 106:39
Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.
Treasury of Scripture

Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

Defile

Leviticus 18:6-23,30 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to …

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early …

Matthew 15:18-20 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the …

Mark 7:10-23 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses …

1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the …

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Leviticus 20:22,23 You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and …

Deuteronomy 12:31 You shall not do so to the LORD your God: for every abomination to …

Deuteronomy 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination to the LORD…

(24) Defile not ye yourselves.--The Lawgiver who solemnly introduced these precepts by five verses of preamble at the beginning of the chapter (Leviticus 18:1-5), now concludes by an equally solemn appeal to God's people sacredly to observe them in all their integrity, since the violation of them (Leviticus 18:6-23) has branded those nations with infamy, and brought about their national destruction, and expulsion from the very land which is now to be given to the Israelites.

Verses 24-30. - These verses contain a warning against the sins of incest and impurity already specified. The reason why the Canaanites were east out before the Israelites was that they were defiled in all these things,... and the land was defiled by them. God visited the iniquity of these debased races, and the land itself vomited out her inhabitants on account of their abominations. The fate of the Canaanites was therefore a witness to them of what would be their fate if they did like them. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things.... Ye shall not commit any of these abominations,... that the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it. Special penalties are appointed for particular sins further on. Here there are but two punishments denounced, one for individual sinners, the other national. The individual sinner is to be cut off from the nation by excommunication, For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. The nation, if it does not thus purify itself by cutting off from itself the authors of these corruptions, is to perish like the Canaanites. The words vomiteth (verse 25) and spued out (verse 28) are in that tense of the Hebrew verb which is generally called by grammarians a preterite, but this tense does not necessarily imply a past time; the time referred to depends on the context. The previous verbs, "I cast out," "I do visit," being present in sense, the two verbs, "vomiteth out (her inhabitants)," and "spued out (the nations that were before you)," are present also (see Introduction).



Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things,.... In incestuous copulations and marriages, in adultery, corporeal and spiritual, and bestiality:

for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you; that is, the seven nations of the land of Canaan, which God was about to eject out of their land to make room for the Israelites, and that on account of the above shocking vices which abounded among them; so that in some sense the land they dwelt upon was defiled by them, and called for vengeance on them, as even loathing its inhabitants, as afterwards suggested. 24. Defile not yourselves in any of these things—In the preceding verses seventeen express cases of incest are enumerated; comprehending eleven of affinity [Le 18:7-16], and six of consanguinity [Le 18:17-20], together with some criminal enormities of an aggravated and unnatural character. In such prohibitions it was necessary for the instruction of a people low in the scale of moral perception, that the enumeration should be very specific as well as minute; and then, on completing it, the divine lawgiver announces his own views of these crimes, without any exception or modification, in the remarkable terms employed in this verse.

in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you, etc.—Ancient history gives many appalling proofs that the enormous vices described in this chapter were very prevalent, nay, were regularly practised from religious motives in the temples of Egypt and the groves of Canaan; and it was these gigantic social disorders that occasioned the expulsion, of which the Israelites were, in the hands of a righteous and retributive Providence, the appointed instruments (Ge 15:16). The strongly figurative language of "the land itself vomiting out her inhabitants" [Le 18:25], shows the hopeless depth of their moral corruption.18:1-30 Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts. - Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.
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