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Leviticus 18:16

    Leviticus 18:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife: it is your brother's nakedness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You may not have sex relations with your brother's wife, for she is your brother's.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.

    World English Bible

    "'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife: it is your brother's nakedness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 18:16

    Thy brother's wife - This was an illegal marriage, unless the brother died childless. In that case it was not only lawful for her to marry her brother-in-law, but he was obliged by the law, Deuteronomy 25:5, to take her to wife.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 18:16

    Thy brother's wife - That is, if she had children. See Deuteronomy 25:5. The law here expressed was broken by Antipas in his connection with Herodias Matthew 14:3-4.