Homosexuality in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament)
This verse is one of the famous six "clobber" passages from the Bible that is
often used to condemn same-sex sexual activity.
In the King James Version, Leviticus 18:22 is translated: "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
Although the verse appears to most readers to apply only to sexual behavior
between two males, at least two Bible translations appear to mistranslate the
verse in order to widen its scope to include lesbian sexual activity:
|Living Bible: "Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an
enormous sin" |
|New Living Translation: "Do not practice homosexuality; it is a
detestable sin. |
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