Leviticus 18:24
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,

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

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:

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.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make yourselves unclean by any of these disgusting practices of those nations that I am forcing out of the land for you. They made themselves

Good News Translation
Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these acts, for that is how the pagans made themselves unclean, those pagans who lived in the land before you and whom the LORD is driving out so that you can go in.

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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for in all these things the nations are defiled, which I drive out 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
23You must not have sexual relations with any animal, thus defiling yourself with it; a woman must not stand before an animal to mate with it; that is a perversion. 24Do not defile yourselves by any of these practices, for by all these things the nations I am driving out before you have defiled themselves. 25Even the land has become defiled, so I am punishing it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:16
In the fourth generation your descendants will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."

Leviticus 18:3
You shall not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, or the practices of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You must not walk in their customs.

Numbers 35:34
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell. For I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites."

Deuteronomy 9:4
When the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say in your heart, "Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land." Rather, the LORD will drive out these nations before you because of their wickedness.

Deuteronomy 18:12
For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD. And because of these detestable things, the LORD your God is driving out the nations before you.

1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them, and this temple that I have sanctified for My name I will banish from My presence. Then Israel will become an object of scorn and ridicule among all peoples.

Ezra 9:1
After these things had been accomplished, the leaders approached me and said: "The people of Israel, including the priests and Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the surrounding peoples whose abominations are like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites.

Psalm 106:39
They defiled themselves by their actions and prostituted themselves by 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 uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD…

Jeremiah 44:4
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Matthew 15:18-20
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man…

for

Leviticus 20:22,23
Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out…

Deuteronomy 12:31
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

Deuteronomy 18:12
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

defile
תִּֽטַּמְּא֖וּ (tiṭ·ṭam·mə·’ū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2930: To be or become unclean

yourselves by any
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of these practices,
אֵ֑לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

by all
בְכָל־ (ḇə·ḵāl-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these things
אֵ֙לֶּה֙ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am driving out
מְשַׁלֵּ֖חַ (mə·šal·lê·aḥ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

before you
מִפְּנֵיכֶֽם׃ (mip·pə·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

have defiled themselves.
נִטְמְא֣וּ (niṭ·mə·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2930: To be or become unclean
(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).



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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