6 None of you shall approach to any that is near [1] of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.

Other Translations of Leviticus 18:6

New International Version

6 " 'No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the Lord.

English Standard Version

6 "None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the Lord.

The Message

6 "Don't have sex with a close relative. I am God.

New King James Version

6 'None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am the Lord.

New Living Translation

6 "You must never have sexual relations with a close relative, for I am the Lord .

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 18:6

Chapter Contents

Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts.

Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.