You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; 1 it is a detestable act. 2
"‘Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.
‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
"Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin.
"Don't have sex with a man as one does with a woman. That is abhorrent.
You may not have sex relations with men, as you do with women: it is a disgusting thing.
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
‘You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.
Thou shalt not lie
it [is] abomination
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You must not
have sexual intercourse
as one has sexual intercourse
with a woman
; it is
a detestable act.
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1 tn Heb “And with a male you shall not lay [as the] lyings of a woman” (see B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 123). The specific reference here is to homosexual intercourse between males.
2 tn The Hebrew term תּוֹעֵבָה (to’evah, rendered “detestable act”) refers to the repugnant practices of foreigners, whether from the viewpoint of other peoples toward the Hebrews (e.g., Gen 43:32; 46:34; Exod 8:26) or of the