What is an abomination?

“‘You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).

“If a man goes to bed with a man as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they must be put to death; their blood is on them” (Leviticus 20:30).

“You must not do this to Adonai your God! For they have done to their gods all the abominations that Adonai hates! They even burn up their sons and daughters in the fire for their gods!” (Deuteronomy 12:31).

“They roused him to jealousy with alien gods, provoked him with abominations” (Deuteronomy 32:16).

“On the hills and in the fields, I have seen your abominations — your adulteries, your lustful neighings your shameless prostitution. Woe to you, Yerushalayim! You refuse to be purified! Won’t you ever allow it?” (Jeremiah 13:27).

“You built your high places at every streetcorner, turning your beauty into an abomination, spreading your legs for every passer-by, and multiplying your acts of fornication” (Ezekiel 16:25).

“In you, one commits an abomination with his neighbor’s wife; another commits some lewd act defiling his daughter-in-law; still another humbles his sister, his own father’s daughter” (Ezekiel 22:11).

“False scales are an abomination to Adonai, but accurate weights please him” (Proverbs 11:1).

“The crooked-hearted are an abomination to Adonai, but those sincere in their ways are his delight” (Proverbs 11:20).

“Lying lips are an abomination to Adonai, but those who deal faithfully are his delight” (Proverbs 12:22).

“It is an abomination for a king to do evil …” (Proverbs 16:12).

“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous — both alike are an abomination to Adonai” (Proverbs 17:15).

“If a person will not listen to Torah, even his prayer is an abomination” (Proverb 28:9).

“So when you see the abomination that causes devastation spoken about through the prophet Dani’el standing in the Holy Place …” (Matthew 24:15).

“He said to them, “You people make yourselves look righteous to others, but God knows your hearts; what people regard highly is an abomination before God!” (Luke 16:15).

©Complete Jewish Bible

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