Leviticus 18:12
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New International Version
"'Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister; she is your father's close relative.

New Living Translation
"Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister, for she is your father's close relative.

English Standard Version
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s relative.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sexual intercourse with your father's sister; she is your father's close relative.

International Standard Version
"You are not to have sexual relations with your father's sister. She's your father's near blood relative.

NET Bible
You must not have sexual intercourse with your father's sister; she is your father's flesh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never have sexual intercourse with your father's sister. She is your paternal aunt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister; she is thy father's near kinswoman.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.

American King James Version
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: because she is the flesh of thy father.

Darby Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy father's sister shalt thou not uncover: she is thy father's near relation.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.

World English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.

Young's Literal Translation
The nakedness of a sister of thy father thou dost not uncover; she is a relation of thy father.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:1-30 Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts. - Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 12-15. - Fifthly, incest with a paternal or maternal aunt is forbidden; sixthly, with an aunt by marriage; seventhly, with a daughter-in-law. The last of these finds its place in Ezekiel's catalogue of abominations (Ezekiel 22:11; cf. Genesis 28:18, 26).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister,.... His aunt by his father's side, an instance of which we have in Amram, Exodus 6:20; and Maimonides says (i), an aunt was forbidden whether she was a father's sister in lawful wedlock or in fornication:

she is thy father's near kinswoman; or, the rest of thy father (k); the residue of his flesh, one of the same flesh and blood with him; wherefore, as he could not marry her himself, so his son likewise was too near akin to enter into such a relation with her.

(i) Hilchot Issure Biah, c. 2. sect. 5. (k) "reliquiarum patris tui", Tigurine version.



Leviticus 18:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Unlawful Sexual Relations
11'The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 12'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's blood relative. 13'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:11
"'Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father's wife, born to your father; she is your sister.

Leviticus 18:13
"'Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative.

Leviticus 20:19
"'Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your mother or your father, for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.

Leviticus 20:19 And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, …

Exodus 6:20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she …

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