Leviticus 18:19
New International Version
"'Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.

New Living Translation
"Do not have sexual relations with a woman during her period of menstrual impurity.

English Standard Version
“You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness.

Berean Study Bible
You must not approach a woman to have sexual relations with her during her menstrual period.

New American Standard Bible
'Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.

King James Bible
Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

Christian Standard Bible
"You are not to approach a woman during her menstrual impurity to have sexual intercourse with her.

Contemporary English Version
When a woman is having her monthly period, she is unclean, so don't have sex with her.

Good News Translation
Do not have intercourse with a woman during her monthly period, because she is ritually unclean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to come near a woman during her menstrual impurity to have sexual intercourse with her.

International Standard Version
"You are not to approach a menstruating woman to have sexual relations with her.

NET Bible
"'You must not approach a woman in her menstrual impurity to have sexual intercourse with her.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never have sexual intercourse with a woman while she is unclean during her monthly period.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

New American Standard 1977
‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is separated for her uncleanness.

King James 2000 Bible
Also you shall not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

American King James Version
Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not approach to a woman having her flowers, neither shalt thou uncover her nakedness.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not approach a woman in the separation of her uncleanness to uncover her nakedness.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also thou shalt not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

World English Bible
"'You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

Young's Literal Translation
'And unto a woman in the separation of her uncleanness thou dost not draw near to uncover her nakedness.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Unlawful Sexual Relations
18You must not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is still alive. 19You must not approach a woman to have sexual relations with her during her menstrual period. 20You must not have sexual relations with your neighbor’s wife and thus defile yourself with her.…
Cross References
Leviticus 12:2
"Say to the Israelites, 'A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be unclean for seven days, as she is during the days of her menstruation.

Leviticus 15:24
If a man lies with her and her menstrual flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days, and any bed on which he lies will become unclean.

Leviticus 18:18
You must not take your wife's sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is still alive.

Leviticus 20:18
If a man lies with a menstruating woman and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has uncovered the source of her blood. Both of them must be cut off from their people.

2 Samuel 11:4
Then David sent messengers to get her, and when she came to him, he slept with her. (Now she had just purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned home.

Ezekiel 22:10
In you they have uncovered the nakedness of their fathers; in you they violate women during their impurity.

Treasury of Scripture

Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

Leviticus 15:19,24 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, …

Leviticus 20:18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall …

Ezekiel 18:6 And has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes …

Ezekiel 22:10 In you have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in you have …







Lexicon
You must not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

approach
תִקְרַ֔ב (ṯiq·raḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

a woman
אִשָּׁ֖ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

to have sexual relations with
לְגַלּ֖וֹת (lə·ḡal·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

her
עֶרְוָתָֽהּ׃ (‘er·wā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6172: Nakedness

during her menstrual period.
בְּנִדַּ֣ת (bə·nid·daṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5079: Rejection, impurity, personal, moral
(19) Also thou shalt not approach.--Literally, thou shalt not approach. The marriage laws are now followed by sexual impurities, which to some extent are suggested by the subjects that had necessarily to be discussed or hinted at in regulating the alliance in question.

As long as she is put apart.--Put apart, i.e., seven days. (See Leviticus 15:19.) For consorting with her without being aware of her condition the man contracted defilement for seven days (see Leviticus 15:24), and for committing this gross act presumptuously, both parties to it were visited with death. (See Leviticus 20:18.) Ezekiel refers to the transgression of this law as one of the heinous sins perpetrated by the people of Israel (Ezekiel 18:16; Ezekiel 22:10).

Verse 19. - The marriage restrictions having been laid down, there follows in the five next verses the prohibition of five sexual impurities unconnected with marriage except by their subject-matter. The first is to approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness, that is, either for seven days at the time of her ordinary illnesses (Leviticus 15:19), or any longer time that her illness might last (Leviticus 15:25), or for forty days after the birth of a man child (chapter 12:2-4), or for eighty days after the birth of a girl (Leviticus 12:5). The penalty for the offense within the seven days is death if committed willfully (Leviticus 20:18); if fallen into unknowingly, a ceremonial penalty of seven days' uncleanness is incurred (Leviticus 15:24). It is twice referred to by Ezekiel as a gross sin (Ezekiel 18:6; Ezekiel 22:10). 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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