Parallel Verses

Amplified

You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.

New American Standard Bible

You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.

King James Version

Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

Holman Bible

You are not to marry a woman as a rival to her sister and have sexual intercourse with her during her sister’s lifetime.

International Standard Version

"You are not to marry a woman and then have sexual relations with her sister as a rival when your wife is still alive.

A Conservative Version

And thou shall not take a wife in addition to her sister, to be a rival [to her], to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.

American Standard Version

And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival to her , to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.

Bible in Basic English

And you may not take as wife a woman and at the same time her sister, to be in competition with her in her life-time.

Darby Translation

And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness beside her, during her life.

Julia Smith Translation

And a wife to her sister thou shalt not take to press to uncover her nakedness with her, in her living.

King James 2000

Neither shall you take as a wife her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you must not take [as wife] a woman with her sister, to be a rival-wife, to expose her nakedness before her {during} her life.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt not take a wife and her sister thereto, to vex her that thou wouldest open her privities as long as she liveth.

NET Bible

You must not take a woman in marriage and then marry her sister as a rival wife while she is still alive, to have sexual intercourse with her.

New Heart English Bible

"'You shall not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is yet alive.

The Emphasized Bible

And, a woman unto her sister, shalt thou not take, - to cause rivalry, by uncovering her shame besides her own while she is living.

Webster

Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness besides the other in her life-time.

World English Bible

"'You shall not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is yet alive.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And a woman unto another thou dost not take, to be an adversary, to uncover her nakedness beside her, in her life.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

to her sister
אחות 
'achowth 
Usage: 114

to vex
צרר 
Tsarar 
Usage: 54

her, to uncover
גּלה 
Galah 
Usage: 188

ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

beside the other in her life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

References

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Context Readings

Laws Of Sexual Relations

17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to uncover their nakedness (have intimate relations with them); they are [her] blood relatives; it is an outrageous offense. 18 You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness. 19 ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity and ceremonial uncleanness.



Cross References

Genesis 4:19

And Lamech took for himself two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.

Genesis 29:28

So Jacob complied and fulfilled Leah’s week [of celebration]; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his [second] wife.

Genesis 30:15

But Leah answered, “Is it a small thing that you have taken my husband? Would you take away my son’s mandrakes also?” So Rachel said, “Jacob shall sleep with you tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.”

Exodus 26:3

The five curtains shall be joined to one another, and the other five curtains shall be joined to one another.

1 Samuel 1:6-8

Hannah’s rival provoked her bitterly, to irritate and embarrass her, because the Lord had left her childless.

Malachi 2:15

But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

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