New International Version
"'If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her monthly period, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them are to be cut off from their people.
King James Bible
And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Darby Bible Translation
And if a man shall lie with a woman in her infirmity, and uncover her nakedness, her flux doth he lay bare, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood; and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
World English Bible
"'If a man lies with a woman having her monthly period, and uncovers her nakedness; he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Young's Literal Translation
'And a man who lieth with a sick woman, and hath uncovered her nakedness, her fountain he hath made bare, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood, -- even both of them have been cut off from the midst of their people.
Leviticus 20:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If a woman approach unto any beast - We have the authority of one of the most eminent historians in the world, Herodotus, to say that this was a crime not unknown in Egypt; yea, that a case of this nature actually took place while he was there. Εγενετο δ' εν τῳ νο μῳ τουτῳ επ' εμευ τουτο το τερας, Γυναικι Τραγος εμισγετο αναφανδον. Τουτο ες επιδειξιν ανθρωπων απικετο. - Herod. in Euterp., p. 108. Edit. Gale, Lond. 1679.
"In this district, within my own recollection, this portentous business took place: a goat coupled so publicly with a woman that every person knew it," etc. After this, need we wonder that God should have made laws of this nature, when it appears these abominations were not only practiced among the Egyptians, but were parts of a superstitious religious system? This one observation will account for many of those strange prohibitions which we find in the Mosaic law; others, the reasons of which are not so plain, we should see the propriety of equally, had we ampler historic records of the customs that existed in that country.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
discovered [heb] made naked
LibraryTenth Day. Holiness and Separation.
I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. And ye shall be holy unto me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from other people that ye should be Mine.'--Lev. xx. 24, 26. 'Until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy.... All the days of his separation he is holy unto the Lord.'--Num. vi. 5, 8. 'Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered without the …
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ
"Say to the Israelites: 'A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period.
"'If a man has sexual relations with her and her monthly flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.
"'Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.
Jump to PreviousBare Blood Cut Discovered Exposed Flow Flux Fountain Infirmity Lies Menstruous Monthly Naked Nakedness Period Relations Sex Sexual Sickness Source Time Uncover Uncovered Uncovers Unwell
Jump to NextBare Blood Cut Discovered Exposed Flow Flux Fountain Infirmity Lies Menstruous Monthly Naked Nakedness Period Relations Sex Sexual Sickness Source Time Uncover Uncovered Uncovers Unwell
LinksLeviticus 20:18 NIV
Leviticus 20:18 NLT
Leviticus 20:18 ESV
Leviticus 20:18 NASB
Leviticus 20:18 KJV
Leviticus 20:18 Bible Apps
Leviticus 20:18 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 20:18 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 20:18 French Bible
Leviticus 20:18 German Bible
Leviticus 20:18 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.