Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a man take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing; he hath uncovered his brother's privities, they shall be childless therefore.

New American Standard Bible

If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

King James Version

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

"If a man takes his brother's wife, it's immoral. He has exposed his brother's nakedness. They'll be childless."

A Conservative Version

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is impurity. He has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

American Standard Version

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is impurity: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

Amplified

If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is a hated and unclean thing; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

Bible in Basic English

And if a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean act; he has put shame on his brother; they will have no children.

Darby Translation

And if a man take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness: they shall be childless.

Julia Smith Translation

And a man who shall take his brother's wife, it is uncleanness: he uncovered his brother's nakedness: they shall die childless.

King James 2000

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As for a man who marries his brother's wife, it [is] an abomination; he has exposed his brother's nakedness--they shall be childless.

Modern King James verseion

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

NET Bible

If a man has sexual intercourse with his brother's wife, it is indecency. He has exposed his brother's nakedness; they will be childless.

New Heart English Bible

"'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an impurity: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

The Emphasized Bible

And, any man, who taketh his brother's wife, impurity, it is, - the shame of his brother, hath he uncovered - childless, shall they remain.

Webster

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

World English Bible

"'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an impurity: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

Youngs Literal Translation

And a man who taketh his brother's wife -- it is impurity; the nakedness of his brother he hath uncovered; childless they are.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And if a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

גּלה 
Galah 
Usage: 188

ערוה 
`ervah 
Usage: 54

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Family And Sexual Offenses

20 If a man lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's privities: they shall bear their sin, and shall die childless. 21 If a man take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing; he hath uncovered his brother's privities, they shall be childless therefore. 22 "'See that ye keep therefore all mine ordinances and all my judgments, and that ye do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spew you not out.



Cross References

Leviticus 18:16

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

Matthew 14:3-4

For Herod had taken John and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

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