1 The Lord then told Moses to tell the people of Israel, "I am Jehovah your God,
3 so don't act like heathen-- like the people of Egypt where you lived so long, or the people of Canaan where I am going to take you.
4 You must obey only my laws, and you must carry them out in detail, for I am the Lord your God. If you obey them, you shall live. I am the Lord.
6 "None of you shall marry a near relative, for I am the Lord.
7 Do not disgrace your father by having intercourse with your mother,
8 nor any other of your father's wives.
9 Do not have intercourse with your sister or half-sister, whether the daughter of your father or your mother, whether brought up in the same household or elsewhere.
10 "You shall not have intercourse with your granddaughter-- the daughter of either your son or your daughter-- for she is a close relative.
11 You may not have intercourse with a half-sister-- your father's wife's daughter;
12 nor your aunt-- your father's sister-- because she is so closely related to your father;
13 nor your aunt-- your mother's sister-- because she is a close relative of your mother;
14 nor your aunt-- the wife of your father's brother.
15 "You may not marry your daughter-in-law-- your son's wife;
16 nor your brother's wife, for she is your brother's.
17 You may not marry both a woman and her daughter or granddaughter, for they are near relatives, and to do so is horrible wickedness.
18 You shall not marry two sisters, for they will be rivals. However, if your wife dies, then it is all right to marry her sister.
19 "There must be no sexual relationship with a woman who is menstruating;
20 nor with anyone else's wife, to defile yourself with her.
21 "You shall not give any of your children to Molech, burning them upon his altar; never profane the name of your God, for I am Jehovah.
22 "Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin.
23 A man shall have no sexual intercourse with any female animal, thus defiling himself; and a woman must never give herself to a male animal, to mate with it; this is a terrible perversion.
24 "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for these are the things the heathen do; and because they do them, I am going to cast them out from the land into which you are going.
25 That entire country is defiled with this kind of activity; that is why I am punishing the people living there, and will throw them out of the land.
26 You must strictly obey all of my laws and ordinances, and you must not do any of these abominable things; these laws apply both to you who are born in the nation of Israel and to foreigners living among you.
27 "Yes, all these abominations have been done continually by the people of the land where I am taking you, and the land is defiled.
28 Do not do these things or I will throw you out of the land, just as I will throw out the nations that live there now.
29 Whoever does any of these terrible deeds shall be excommunicated from this nation. So be very sure to obey my laws, and do not practice any of these horrible customs. Do not defile yourselves with the evil deeds of those living in the land where you are going. For I am Jehovah your God." (TLB) Not a single word prohibiting any thing to do with nudity.
Leviticus 18:5 PP1
None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
[None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin], ['iysh (heb 376) 'iysh (heb 376) ... lo' (heb 3808) tiqrªbuw (heb 7126)]-- no man of you shall approach in conjugal connection <Lev. 18:14; Gen. 20:4; Deut. 22:14; Isa. 8:3; Ezek. 18:6>. [lªgalowt (heb 1540) `erwaah (heb 6172), to have sexual intercourse <Gen. 4:1; Deut. 22:30>. These two phrases, the last of which is exegetical of the former, are synonymous: shª'eer (heb 7607) bªsaarow (heb 1320), flesh by (of) flesh-- i. e., blood-relations.] This is a general law, prohibitory of all incestuous alliances, and it is expressed in terms sufficiently explicit to have superseded the necessity of entering into details. But in legislating for a people low in the scale of moral perception a minute specification of the permissive limits was needed; and hence, this summary, though comprehending in itself the following details, was expounded by an enumeration of the degrees within which every kind of sexual intercourse-- particularly that of marriage-- was absolutely forbidden. These injunctions are, without exception, addressed to men.
Very great laxity prevailed among the Egyptians in their sentiments and practice about the conjugal relation, as they not only openly sanctioned marriages between brothers and sisters, but even between parents and children. Such unnatural alliances Moses wisely prohibited; and his laws form the basis on which the marriage regulations of this and other Christian nations are chiefly founded.
(from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary)
27 "Yes, all these abominations have been done continually by the people of the land where I am taking you, and the land is defiled. (TLB)
*NOTE Living in these days and times when the heathen (all who were not descendants of Israel) that when going to and from any locations the trek was by foot and took days, weeks, months, even years. During such a journey the heathen had a common practice of doing anything they could possibly imagine listed as "abominations" thus incest, rape, etc was every where outside of the children of Israel. Knowing this that during these lengthily journeys there were no toilets, private bathrooms, and much we think of in the form of personal hygiene. When bathing was available you dare not let your family out of sight, nor when a child had to relieve him or herself. Imagine leaving your women to go off to a location out of sight to bath, and the immoral heathen with their lifestyles walking up on them un protected out of sight. Nor would you stop and build a tent every time a child or person needed to go. This was a time during the Exodus with several million people, how long would it take to walk out from the middle of a crowd that big to find a place to potty? Then try to find your way back?
thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins
even unto the thighs they shall reach:
Ex:28:43: And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him. ('bear not iniquity, and die" they would die because of the iniquity disobedience not because of nudity)
Here the Priest's were made apparel to cover their nakedness, and that they could be distinguished from amongst the people not wearing apparel thus being naked. Thus before those uniforms were made they were naked for how many months, years, before? These also stood out from the unclothed, like police on a nudist beach. For about 420 years they were slaves in Egypt for Pharaoh in the hot Egyptian sun, slaves being nude was the norm.
And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
[Naked]-- either unarmed and defenseless, or ashamed from a sense of guilt; stripped of their greatest ornament, faithfulness to God <2 Chr. 28:19; Isa. 47:3; Jer. 49:10; Ezek. 16:36>. Some think they were literally naked, as the Egyptians performed some of their rites in that manner; while others suppose that they were mingled in unworthy familiarity with the Amalekites, who, as spectators of the revelry, were enjoying the infamous scene (Spencer, `De Legibus Hebraeorum, ' p. 24). [The Septuagint has: dieskedase gar autous Aaroon epicharma tois hupenantiois autoon, because Aaron scattered them a laughing-stock to their enemies-- namely, for disorderly riot. Lªshimtsaah (heb 8103), "unto their shame" is rendered by Michaelis, Dathe, Gesenius, to rout, or overthrow-- the meaning, according to their view, being, `Aaron made the people naked (exposed), so that they might have been easily attacked and destroyed by their enemies.]
(from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary)
Again these people were raised with nudity as the norm and any covering was to shade them from the heat of the hot desert sun, and in shade nudity was the most efficient way to avoid heat frustrations, as it was for hundreds of years that way while in captivity by the Egyptians. Note nothing is ever mentioned contrary to their cloths free lifestyles as being bad nor even an issue. The hearts of the children of Israel was at issue, and the countless problems stemming from everything else besides their clothes free lifestyles. Secular history records that the Egyptian's would even smear honey on the naked slaves in order to cause fly's to be attracted away from the Egyptians causing the slaves to constantly be killing the fly's, makes since? Think about it if these people have been raised and living in a cloths free environment for generations and one of them sees a naked person their minds do not think lust, they think nothing of it but that it is just another normal day in the life of an Egyptian slave.
Thus was a cloths free clothing optional lifestyle bad? One thing is true, it was not an issue with God.