Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

You are not to have sexual intercourse with your brother’s wife; it will shame your brother.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

"You are not to have sexual relations with your brother's wife. She's the nakedness of your brother.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife. It is thy brother's nakedness.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

You shall not have intercourse with your brother's wife; she belongs to your brother.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

You must not expose the nakedness of your brother's wife; she [is] your brother's nakedness.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt not unhele the privity of thy brother's wife, for that is thy brother's privity.

NET Bible

You must not have sexual intercourse with your brother's wife; she is your brother's nakedness.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The shame of thy brother's wife, shalt thou not uncover, - the shame of thy brother, it is.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou dost not uncover; it is thy brother's nakedness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּלה 
Galah 
Usage: 188

the nakedness
ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

it is thy brother's
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Laws Of Sexual Relations

15 You are not to have sexual intercourse with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; you are not to have sex with her. 16 You are not to have sexual intercourse with your brother’s wife; it will shame your brother. 17 You are not to have sexual intercourse with a woman and her daughter. You are not to marry her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter and have sex with her. They are close relatives; it is depraved.



Cross References

Leviticus 20:21

If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is impurity. He has shamed his brother; they will be childless.

Deuteronomy 25:5

“When brothers live on the same property and one of them dies without a son, the wife of the dead man may not marry a stranger outside the family. Her brother-in-law is to take her as his wife, have sexual relations with her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law for her.

Matthew 22:24

“Teacher, Moses said, if a man dies, having no children, his brother is to marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.

Mark 12:19

“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaves his wife behind, and leaves no child,his brother should take the wifeand produce offspring for his brother.

Matthew 14:3-4

For Herod had arrested John, chained him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife,

Mark 6:17

For Herod himself had given orders to arrest John and to chain him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married.

Luke 3:19

But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him about Herodias, his brother’s wife, and about all the evil things Herod had done,

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