Deuteronomy 22:30
Parallel Verses
New International Version
A man is not to marry his father's wife; he must not dishonor his father's bed.

New Living Translation
"A man must not marry his father's former wife, for this would violate his father.

English Standard Version
“A man shall not take his father’s wife, so that he does not uncover his father’s nakedness.

New American Standard Bible
"A man shall not take his father's wife so that he will not uncover his father's skirt.

King James Bible
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man is not to marry his father's wife; he must not violate his father's marriage bed."

International Standard Version
"A man must not marry his father's wife, so that he will not dishonor his father's memory."

NET Bible
A man may not marry his father's former wife and in this way dishonor his father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man must never marry his father's wife because this would disgrace his father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.

King James 2000 Bible
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's bed.

American King James Version
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

American Standard Version
A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
No man shall take his father's wife, nor remove his covering.

Darby Bible Translation
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.

English Revised Version
A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

World English Bible
A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

Young's Literal Translation
'A man doth not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:13-30 These and the like regulations might be needful then, and yet it is not necessary that we should curiously examine respecting them. The laws relate to the seventh commandment, laying a restraint upon fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - To these is appended a general prohibition of incestuous connections, the first provision in the earlier law being cited as a sort of index to the whole (Leviticus 18:7, etc.).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A man shall not take his father's wife,.... Not marry her, whether his own mother, or a stepmother; or even, as Aben Ezra thinks, anyone that was deflowered by his father. Jarchi interprets it of his father's brother's wife, which he was obliged to marry by virtue of the law in Deuteronomy 25:5.

nor discover his father's skirt; or lie with her his father had thrown his skirt over, or married; and which being the first, is mentioned here as a sample to all the rest forbidden Leviticus 18:7 or, as Bishop Patrick expresses it, is a "short memorandum", to make them careful to observe all the other laws respecting incestuous marriages and copulations there delivered.



Deuteronomy 22:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Marriage Violations
29then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days. 30"A man shall not take his father's wife so that he will not uncover his father's skirt.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 5:1
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife.

Leviticus 18:8
"'Do not have sexual relations with your father's wife; that would dishonor your father.

Leviticus 20:11
"'If a man has sexual relations with his father's wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Deuteronomy 22:29
he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Deuteronomy 27:20
"Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father's wife, for he dishonors his father's bed." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
Treasury of Scripture

A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

a man shall This is to be understood as referring to the case of a stepmother. A man in his old age may have married a young woman, and on his dying, his son by another, or a former wife, may desire to espouse her; which is forbidden.

Leviticus 27:20 And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field …

Leviticus 18:8 The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it is …

Leviticus 20:11 And the man that lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's …

1 Corinthians 5:1,13 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and …

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