Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"A man shall not take his father's wife so that he will not uncover his father's skirt.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

"A man is not to marry his father's wife; he must not violate his father's marriage bed.

International Standard Version

"A man must not marry his father's wife, so that he will not dishonor his father's memory."

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

A man shall not take his father's former wife, nor shall he uncover her who belongs to his father.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's bed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man may not take the wife of his father, and [so] {he may not dishonor his father}.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No man shall take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's covering.

NET Bible

A man may not marry his father's former wife and in this way dishonor his father.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

A man shall not take his father's wife, - neither shall he turn aside his father's coverlet.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

'A man doth not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

shall not take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

References

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days. 30 "A man shall not take his father's wife so that he will not uncover his father's skirt.



Cross References

Leviticus 18:8

'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.

Deuteronomy 27:20

'Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Leviticus 20:11

'If there is a man who lies with his father's wife, he has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father's wife.

Ruth 3:9

He said, "Who are you?" And she answered, "I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative."

Ezekiel 16:8

"Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love; so I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine," declares the Lord GOD.

1 Corinthians 5:13

But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.

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