Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

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

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

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Laws Of Sexual Relations

17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; thou shalt not take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are near kinswomen: it is wickedness. 18 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. 19 And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.



Cross References

Genesis 4:19

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 29:28

And jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.

Genesis 30:15

And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken away my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.

Exodus 26:3

Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

1 Samuel 1:6-8

And her rival provoked her sore, to make her fret, because Jehovah had shut up her womb.

Malachi 2:15

And did he not make one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? And wherefore one? He sought a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

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