Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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

Fausets

Law

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

29 then the man who raped her must give 50 shekels of silver to the girl's father. Furthermore, he must marry her. Because he had violated her, he is to not divorce her as long as he lives. 30 "A man must not marry his father's wife, so that he will not dishonor his father's memory."



Cross References

Leviticus 18:8

"You are not to have sexual relations with your father's wife. It's your own father's nakedness.

Deuteronomy 27:20

"Cursed is the one who has sexual relations with his father's wife, because he has disgraced his father.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'

Leviticus 20:11

"If a man has sexual relations with his father's wife, he has exposed his father's nakedness, so both of them are to be put to death. Their guilt will remain their responsibility.

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, and of a kind that is not found even among the gentiles. A man is actually living with his father's wife!

Ruth 3:9

He asked her, "Who are you?" She answered, "I'm only Ruth, your servant. Spread the edge of your garment over your servant, because you are my related redeemer."

Ezekiel 16:8

"When I passed by you again, I looked at you, and noticed that it was your proper time for love. I spread my cloak over you to cover your nakedness. I made a solemn promise to you and entered into a covenant with you," declares the Lord GOD. "You belong to me.

1 Corinthians 5:13

God will judge outsiders. "Expel that wicked man."

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