Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

Fausets

Law

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days. 30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.



Cross References

Leviticus 18:8

The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

Deuteronomy 27:20

Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Leviticus 20:11

And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

1 Corinthians 5:1

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

Ruth 3:9

And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

Ezekiel 16:8

Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

1 Corinthians 5:13

But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

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