New Amharic Standard Version

ዘሌዋውያን 18:1-30

1እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሙሴን እንዲህ አለው፤ 2“ለእስራኤላውያን እንዲህ ብለህ ንገራቸው፤ ‘እኔ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) አምላካችሁ (ኤሎሂም) ነኝ፤ 3በኖራችሁበት በግብፅ እነርሱ እንደሚያደርጉት አታድርጉ፤ እኔ በማስገባችሁ በከነዓን እንደሚያደርጉትም አታድርጉ፤ ልማዳቸውንም አትከተሉ። 4ሕጌን ታዘዙ፤ ሥርዐቴንም በጥንቃቄ ጠብቁ፤ እኔ እግዚአብሔር አምላካችሁ (ያህዌ ኤሎሂም) ነኝ። 5ሥርዐቴንና ሕጌን ጠብቁ፤ እነዚህን የሚጠብቅ በሕይወት ይኖርባቸዋልና፤ እኔ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ነኝ።

6“ ‘ማንም ሰው ግብረ ሥጋ ለመፈጸም ወደ ማንኛውም የሥጋ ዘመዱ አይቅረብ፤ እኔ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ነኝ።

7“ ‘ከእናትህ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ በመፈጸም አባትህን አታዋርድ፤ እናትህ ናት፤ ከእርሷ ጋር በግብረ ሥጋ አትገናኝ።

8“ ‘ከአባትህ ሚስት ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ ይህ አባትህን ያዋርዳል።

9“ ‘ከእኅትህ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ በቤት ወይም በውጭ የተወለደች ብትሆን ከአባትህ ወይም ከእናትህ ሴት ልጅ ጋር በግብረ ሥጋ አትገናኝ።

10“ ‘ከወንድ ልጅህ ሴት ልጅ ወይም ከሴት ልጅህ ሴት ልጅ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ ይህ አንተን ያዋርዳል።

11“ ‘የአባትህ ሚስት፣ ለአባትህ ከወለደቻት ሴት ልጅ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ እኅትህ ናት።

12“ ‘ከአባትህ እኅት ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ እርሷ የአባትህ የሥጋ ዘመድ ናት።

13“ ‘ከእናትህ እኅት ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ እርሷ የእናትህ የሥጋ ዘመድ ናትና።

14“ ‘ከአባትህ ወንድም ሚስት ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ በመፈጸም፣ የአባትህን ወንድም አታዋርድ፤ እርሷ አክስትህ ናት።

15“ ‘ከምራትህ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ የልጅህ ሚስት ናት፤ ከእርሷም ጋር በግብረ ሥጋ አትገናኝ።

16“ ‘ከወንድምህ ሚስት ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ ይህ ወንድምህን ያዋርዳል።

17“ ‘ከእናቲቱና ከሴት ልጇ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ ከወንድ ልጇ ሴት ልጅ ወይም ከሴት ልጇ ሴት ልጅ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም፤ እነርሱ የሥጋ ዘመዶቿ ናቸው፤ ይህም ጸያፍ ነው።

18“ ‘ሚስትህ በሕይወት እያለች እኅቷን ጣውንት አድርገህ አታግባት፤ ከእርሷም ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ አትፈጽም።

19“ ‘በወር አበባዋ ርኵሰት ጊዜ ግብረ ሥጋ ለመፈጸም ወደ ሴት አትቅረብ።

20“ ‘ከባልንጀራህ ሚስት ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ በመፈጸም፣ ራስህን በእርሷ አታርክስ።

21“ ‘ከልጆችህ ማንኛውንም ለሞሎክ እንዲሠዋ18፥21 ወይም በእሳት ውስጥ እንዲያልፍ አሳልፈህ አትስጥ፤ የአምላክህንም (ኤሎሂም) ስም አታርክስ፤ እኔ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ነኝ።

22“ ‘ከሴት ጋር እንደሚደረገው ሁሉ ከወንድ ጋር አትተኛ፤ ይህ አስጸያፊ ነው።

23“ ‘ከእንስሳ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ በመፈጸም ራስህን አታርክስ። ሴትም ከእንስሳ ጋር ግብረ ሥጋ ለመፈጸም ራስዋን አታቅርብ፤ ይህ አስጸያፊ ምግባር ነው።

24“ ‘ከእነዚህ በአንዱ እንኳን ራሳችሁን አታርክሱ፤ ከፊታችሁ የማሳድዳቸው አሕዛብ በእነዚህ ሁሉ ረክሰዋልና። 25ምድሪቱም ሳትቀር ረከሰች፤ እኔም ስለ ኀጢአቷ ቀጣኋት፤ ስለዚህ የሚኖሩባትን ሰዎች ተፋቻቸው። 26እናንተ ግን ሥርዐቴንና ሕጌን ጠብቁ፤ እናንተ የአገር ተወላጆችና በመካከላችሁ የሚኖሩ መጻተኞች ከእነዚህ አስጸያፊ ድርጊቶች ማንኛውንም አትፈጽሙ። 27ከእናንተ በፊት በምድሪቱ የኖሩ ሰዎች እነዚህን አስጸያፊ ነገሮች ሁሉ ስለ ፈጸሙ፣ ምድሪቱ ረክሳለች። 28እናንተም ምድሪቱን ብታረክሷት፣ ከእናንተ በፊት የነበረውን ሕዝብ እንደ ተፋች እንዲሁ እናንተንም ትተፋችኋለች። 29“ ‘ከእነዚህ አስጸያፊ ድርጊቶች ማንኛውንም የሚፈጽም ሰው ሁሉ ከወገኑ ተለይቶ ይጥፋ። 30ትእዛዜን ጠብቁ፤ ከእናንተ በፊት በምድሪቱ የኖሩ ሰዎች ካደረጓቸው አስጸያፊ ድርጊቶች አንዱንም አትፈጽሙ፤ በእነዚህም ራሳችሁን አታርክሱ፤ እኔ እግዚአብሔር አምላካችሁ (ያህዌ ኤሎሂም) ነኝ።

New International Reader’s Version

Leviticus 18:1-30

Do Not Commit Sexual Sins

1The Lord spoke to Moses. He said, 2“Speak to the Israelites. Tell them, ‘I am the Lord your God. 3Do not do what the people of Egypt do. You used to live there. And do not do what the people of Canaan do. I am bringing you into their land. Do not follow their practices. 4Obey my laws. Be careful to follow my rules. I am the Lord your God. 5Keep my rules and laws. The one who obeys them will benefit from living by them. I am the Lord.

6“ ‘Do not have sex with any of your close relatives. I am the Lord.

7“ ‘Do not bring shame on your father by having sex with your mother. Do not have sex with her. She is your mother.

8“ ‘Do not have sex with any other wife of your father. That would bring shame on your father.

9“ ‘Do not have sex with your sister. It does not matter whether she is your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter. It does not matter whether she was born in the same home as you were or somewhere else.

10“ ‘Do not have sex with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter. That would bring shame on you.

11“ ‘Do not have sex with the daughter of your father’s wife. She was born to your father. She is your sister.

12“ ‘Do not have sex with your father’s sister. She is a close relative on your father’s side.

13“ ‘Do not have sex with your mother’s sister. She is a close relative on your mother’s side.

14“ ‘Do not bring shame on your father’s brother by having sex with his wife. She is your aunt.

15“ ‘Do not have sex with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife. Do not have sex with her.

16“ ‘Do not have sex with your brother’s wife. That would bring shame on your brother.

17“ ‘Do not have sex with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sex with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter. They are close relatives on her side. Having sex with them is an evil thing.

18“ ‘Do not take your wife’s sister as another wife and have sex with her. Do not do it while your wife is still living.

19“ ‘Do not have sex with a woman during her monthly period. She is “unclean” at that time.

20“ ‘Do not have sex with your neighbor’s wife. That would make you “unclean.”

21“ ‘Do not hand over any of your children to be sacrificed to the god Molek. That would be treating my name as if it were not holy. I am the Lord your God.

22“ ‘Do not have sex with a man as you would have sex with a woman. I hate that.

23“ ‘Do not have sex with an animal. Do not make yourself “unclean” by doing that. A woman must not offer herself to an animal to have sex with it. That is a wrong use of sex.

24“ ‘Do not make yourselves “unclean” in any of these ways. That is how other nations became “unclean.” So I am going to drive those nations out of the land to make room for you. 25Even their land was not “clean.” So I punished it because of its sin. The land itself threw out the people who lived there. 26But you must keep my rules and my laws. You must not do any of the things I hate. It does not matter whether you are Israelites or outsiders. 27All these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you. That is how the land became “unclean.” 28If you make the land “unclean,” it will throw you out. It will get rid of you just as it got rid of the nations there before you.

29“ ‘Suppose you do any of the things I hate. Then you must be separated from your people. 30Do exactly what I require. When you arrive in Canaan, do not follow any of the practices of its people. I hate the things they do. Do not make yourselves “unclean” by doing them. I am the Lord your God.’ ”