New Living Translation
Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out.
King James Bible
And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
Darby Bible Translation
And the land hath become unclean; and I visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomiteth out its inhabitants.
World English Bible
The land was defiled: therefore I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.
Young's Literal Translation
and the land is defiled, and I charge its iniquity upon it, and the land vomiteth out its inhabitants:
Leviticus 18:25 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:25 I visit - I am about to visit, that is, to punish.
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You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you.
So do not defile the land and give it a reason to vomit you out, as it will vomit out the people who live there now.
"You must keep all my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you as your new home will vomit you out.
Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them.
You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the LORD, who lives among the people of Israel."
It is not because you are so good or have such integrity that you are about to occupy their land. The LORD your God will drive these nations out ahead of you only because of their wickedness, and to fulfill the oath he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD. It is because the other nations have done these detestable things that the LORD your God will drive them out ahead of you.
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