What does it mean, when “one uncovers another’s nakedness?”

“None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH | יהוה – Yahuah.” VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:6 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

We often come across this expression when we think of our First Father “Noah,” who survived the events of his time, because it happened to him right after the Flood.

Your Bible actually goes into quite a bit of detail in this matter, and Abba YA’OH  warns His Children not to do it! Let’s refresh our memory!

“And the sons of Noach, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Cham, and Yapheth: and Cham is the father of Kena`an. These are the three sons of Noach: and of them was the whole earth overspread. And Noach began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Cham, the father of Kena`an, את saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Yapheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered את the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.  BERE’SHIYTH (GENESIS) 9:18-23 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

And the man that lies with his father’s woman has uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 20:11 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“And Noach awoke from his wine, and knew את what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Kena`an; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH my ALA’AYM | יהוה Yahuah Elohai of Shem; and Kena`an shall be his servant. ALA’AYM | Elohiym shall enlarge Yapheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Kena`an shall be his servant. And Noach lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noach were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.  BERE’SHIYTH (GENESIS) 9:24-29 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“AND  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH | יהוה Yahuah spoke unto Mashah | Mosheh, saying, Speak unto the children of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el, and say unto them, I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH your ALA’AYM | יהוה Yahuah Elohaykem. After the doings of the land of Matsraym | Mitsrayim, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Kena`an, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and guard my ordinances, to walk therein: I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH your ALA’AYM | יהוה Yahuah Elohaykem. Ye shall therefore guard my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH | יהוה Yahuah. None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH | יהוה Yahuah.”  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:1-6 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“The nakedness of your father, or the nakedness of your mother, shall you not uncover: she is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of your father’s woman shall you not uncover: it is your father’s nakedness. The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or daughter of your mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness you shall not uncover. The nakedness of your son’s daughter, or of your daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness you shall not uncover: for theirs is your own nakedness. The nakedness of your father’s woman’s daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister: she is your father’s near kinswoman.”   VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:7-12 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister: for she is your mother’s near kinswoman. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, you shall not approach to his woman: she is your aunt. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter in law: she is your son’s woman; you shall not uncover her nakedness. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s woman: it is your brother’s nakedness. You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shall you take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. Neither shall you take a woman to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.” VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:13-18 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“Also you shall not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s woman, to defile yourself with her. And you shall not let any of your seed pass through to Molek, neither shall you profane the name of your ALA’AYM | Elohiym: I am  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH | יהוה Yahuah. You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:19-24 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore guard my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourns among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye guard my ordinance, that ye commit not anyone of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH your ALA’AYM | יהוה Yahuah Elohaykem.”  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 18:25-30 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“AND  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH | יהוה Yahuah spoke unto Mashah | Mosheh, saying, Again, you shall say to the children of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el, Whosoever he be of the children of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el, or of the strangers that sojourn in Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el, that gives any of his seed unto Molek; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.”  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 20:1-2 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“…And the man that breaks wedlock with another man’s woman, even he that breaks wedlock with his neighbor’s woman, the adulterer and adulteress shall surely be put to death. And the man that lies with his father’s woman has uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. And if a man take a woman and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.”  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 20:10-14 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

“…And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity. And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he has discovered her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister: for he uncovers his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity. And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s woman, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. And if a man shall take his brother’s woman, it is an unclean thing: he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless. Ye shall therefore guard all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am  𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YA’OH your ALA’AYM | יהוה Yahuah Elohaykem, which have separated you from other people.”  VAYIQRA (LEVITICUS) 20:17-24 את CEPHER Publishing Group.

Now that we have a better understanding,You shall therefore guard all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Abba YA’OH has indeed separated His Children, the nation of  Ya’ohsharal, along with all those who want to live by His rules and regulations, to be Sanctified, and a Holy people dedicated to Worshiping Him only!

We must therefore be willing to live by His Thorah.


After all, whose rules do you think will we be living by when He brings forth His Kingdom?

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