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Leviticus 18:22

Context
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You must not have sexual intercourse with a male as one has sexual intercourse with a woman; 1  it is a detestable act. 2 

XREF

Ge 19:5; Le 20:13; Jud 19:22; 1Ki 14:24; Ro 1:26,27; 1Co 6:9; 1Ti 1:10; Jude 1:7

NET © Notes

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.

tn The Hebrew term תּוֹעֵבָה (toevah, 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 Lord toward other peoples (see esp. Lev 18:26-27, 29-30). It can also designate, as here, detestable acts that might be perpetrated by the native peoples (it is used again in reference to homosexuality in Lev 20:13; cf. also its use for unclean food, Deut 14:3; idol worship, Isa 41:24; remarriage to a former wife who has been married to someone else in between, Deut 24:4).



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