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.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

New American Standard 1977
“A man shall not take his father’s wife so that he shall not uncover his father’s skirt.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
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 is intolerable even among pagans: A man has his father's wife.

Leviticus 18:8
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.

Leviticus 20:11
If there is a man who lies with his father's wife, he has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:29
then 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.

Deuteronomy 27:20
'Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt.' And 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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