Leviticus 18:14
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New International Version
"'Do not dishonor your father's brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.

New Living Translation
"Do not violate your uncle, your father's brother, by having sexual relations with his wife, for she is your aunt.

English Standard Version
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to shame your father's brother by coming near his wife to have sexual intercourse; she is your aunt.

International Standard Version
"You are not to expose the nakedness of your father's brother by having sexual relations with his wife. She's your aunt.

NET Bible
You must not expose the nakedness of your father's brother; you must not approach his wife to have sexual intercourse with her. She is your aunt.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach his wife: she is your aunt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never have sexual intercourse with the wife of your father's brother. She, too, is your aunt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy fathers brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife; she is thine aunt.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she is your aunt.

American King James Version
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she is your aunt.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother: neither shalt thou approach to his wife, who is joined to thee by affinity.

Darby Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy father's brother shalt thou not uncover; thou shalt not approach his wife: she is thine aunt.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thy aunt.

World English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach his wife: she is your aunt.

Young's Literal Translation
The nakedness of thy father's brother thou dost not uncover; unto his wife thou dost not draw near; she is thine aunt.
Study Bible
Unlawful Sexual Relations
13'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative. 14You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt. 15'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:13
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's blood relative.

Leviticus 20:20
If there is a man who lies with his uncle's wife he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she is your aunt.

Leviticus 20:20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his …

(14) Thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife.--That is, according to the ancient legal interpretation, a nephew is to have no commerce with her during her husband's lifetime, nor marry her when his uncle is dead. Those who transgressed this law had not only to bear their sin, but were doomed to die without issue. (See Leviticus 20:20.)

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother,.... Which Gersom understands of committing sodomy with him, on which account he was doubly guilty, partly because of lying with a male, and partly because of uncovering the nakedness of his father's brother; but it rather seems at first sight as if the sense was, that a woman should not marry her father's brother, that is, her uncle, as a man might not marry his aunt, whether by father or mother's side, as in Leviticus 18:12; but Jarchi directs to a better sense than either, when he asks, what is his nakedness? in answer to which he recites the following clause as explanative of it:

thou shall not approach to his wife; in the use of the bed, as the Targum of Jonathan adds, that is, to lie with her, her husband being living, or to marry her, he being dead:

she is thine aunt: even as a father's or mother's sister, only they are aunts by blood, this by marriage or affinity: in the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan it is, she is the wife of thy father's brother; and as Aben Ezra, she is accounted as thine aunt, and so marriage with her prohibited; and the same holds good of a father's brother's wife, which being not mentioned, the same writer says, we have need of the tradition which expresses that and also of a father's sister's husband; for if marriage with a father's brother's wife is unlawful, then marriage with a father's sister's husband must be so too; for a father's sister's husband stands in the same degree or line of affinity as a father's brother's wife; and it is a sure rule, that in whatsoever degree or line of affinity males are forbid to marry females, in the same females are forbid to marry males. 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.
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