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Deuteronomy 22:30

    Deuteronomy 22:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A man may not take his father's wife or have sex relations with a woman who is his father's.

    Webster's Revision

    A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

    World English Bible

    A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 22:30

    A man shall not take his father's wife - This is to be understood as referring to the case of a stepmother. A man in his old age may have married a young wife, and on his dying, his son by a former wife may desire to espouse her: this the law prohibits. It was probably on pretense of having broken this law, that Solomon put his brother Adonijah to death, because he had desired to have his father's concubine to wife, 1 Kings 2:13-25.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 22:30

    22:30 Take - To wife. So this respects the state, and the next branch speaks of the act only.