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Want to know what the Bible says about Marrying Cousins? Here are 27 Bible verses about Marrying Cousins from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Leviticus 18:6 NIV
“‘No one is to approach any close relative to have sexual relations. I am the Lord.
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Leviticus 18:14 NIV
“‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.
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Leviticus 18:8 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.
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Leviticus 18:22 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
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1 Corinthians 6:9 NIV
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
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1 John 1:9 NIV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
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Leviticus 18:17 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.
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Leviticus 18:15 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.
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Genesis 20:12 NIV
Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
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Leviticus 18:16 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with your brother’s wife; that would dishonor your brother.
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Leviticus 18:11 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister.
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Leviticus 18:10 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.
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Genesis 2:24 NIV
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
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Leviticus 18:9 NIV
“‘Do not have sexual relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.
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Acts 15:29 NIV
You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.
Farewell.
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1 Corinthians 5:1 NIV
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.
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Deuteronomy 27:20-23 NIV
20 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonors his father’s bed.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
21 “Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
22 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
23 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his mother-in-law.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
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Luke 1:37 NIV
For no word from God will ever fail.”
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John 1:1 NIV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
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1 John 1:7 NIV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
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