19 “When a woman has a discharge, and it consists of blood from her body, she will be unclean because of her menstruation(A) for seven days. Everyone who touches her will be unclean until evening. 20 Anything she lies on during her menstruation will become unclean, and anything she sits on will become unclean. 21 Everyone who touches her bed is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. 22 Everyone who touches any furniture she was sitting on is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening. 23 If discharge is on the bed or the furniture she was sitting on, when he touches it he will be unclean until evening. 24 If a man sleeps with her, and blood from her menstruation gets on him, he will be unclean for seven days, and every bed he lies on will become unclean.(B)

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18 If a man sleeps with a menstruating woman and has sexual intercourse with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has uncovered the source of her blood.(A) Both of them are to be cut off from their people.

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He does not eat at the mountain shrines[a](A) or look to the idols of the house of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife(B) or approach a woman during her menstrual impurity.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 18:6 Lit the mountains, also in vv. 11,15

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