Leviticus 18:23
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English Standard Version
And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.

King James Bible
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not copulate with any beast, neither shalt thou be defiled with it. A woman shall not lie down to a beast, nor copulate with it: because it is a heinous crime.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Leviticus 18:23 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Marriage with a woman and her daughter, whether both together or in succession, is described in Deuteronomy 27:20 as an accursed lying with the mother-in-law; whereas here it is the relation to the step-daughter which is primarily referred to, as we may see from the parallel prohibition, which is added, against taking the daughter of her son or daughter, i.e., the granddaughter-in-law. Both of these were crimes against blood-relationship which were to be punished with death in the case of both parties (Leviticus 20:14), because they were "wickedness," זמּה, lit., invention, design, here applied to the crime of licentiousness and whoredom (Leviticus 19:29; Judges 20:6; Job 31:11).

Leviticus 18:23 Parallel Commentaries

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any beast

Leviticus 20:15,16 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the beast...

Exodus 22:19 Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.

confusion

Leviticus 20:12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have worked confusion...

Cross References
Exodus 22:19
"Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.

Leviticus 20:15
If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16
If a woman approaches any animal and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Deuteronomy 27:21
"'Cursed be anyone who lies with any kind of animal.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

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