Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

You must not marry a woman in addition to her sister, to be a rival to her, having sexual relations with the second sister when the first one is alive.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Neither shalt thou take a woman together with her sister, to make her a rival, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.

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 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. 18 You are not to marry a woman as a rival to her sister and have sexual intercourse with her during her sister’s lifetime. 19 “You are not to come near a woman during her menstrual impurity to have sexual intercourse with her.



Cross References

Genesis 4:19

Lamech took two wives for himself, one named Adah and the other named Zillah.

Genesis 29:28

And Jacob did just that. He finished the week of celebration, and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

Genesis 30:15

But Leah replied to her, “Isn’t it enough that you have taken my husband? Now you also want to take my son’s mandrakes?”“Well,” Rachel said, “you can sleep with him tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.”

Exodus 26:3

Five of the curtains should be joined together, and the other five curtains joined together.

1 Samuel 1:6-8

Her rival would taunt her severely just to provoke her, because the Lord had kept Hannah from conceiving.

Malachi 2:15

Didn’t the one God make us with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek? A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth.

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