18:23 You must not have sexual intercourse 1 with any animal to become defiled with it, and a woman must not stand before an animal to have sexual intercourse with it; 2 it is a perversion. 3
18:25 Therefore 4 the land has become unclean and I have brought the punishment for its iniquity upon it, 5 so that the land has vomited out its inhabitants.
3 tn The Hebrew term תֶּבֶל (tevel, “perversion”) derives from the verb “to mix; to confuse” and therefore refers to illegitimate mixtures of species or violation of the natural order of things.
4 tn Heb “And.” The Hebrew conjunction ו (vav, “and”) can be considered to have resultative or even inferential force here.