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

New Living Translation
"Do not have sexual relations with any of your father's wives, for this would violate your father.

English Standard Version
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.

King James Bible
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sex with your father's wife; it will shame your father.

International Standard Version
"You are not to have sexual relations with your father's wife. It's your own father's nakedness.

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

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife: it is your father's nakedness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never have sexual intercourse with your stepmother. She is related to you through your father.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The nakedness of thy father's wife thou shalt not uncover; it is thy father's nakedness.

King James 2000 Bible
The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it is your father's nakedness.

American King James Version
The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it is your father's nakedness.

American Standard Version
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's wife: for it is the nakedness of thy father.

Darby Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

English Revised Version
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.

World English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife: it is your father's nakedness.

Young's Literal Translation
The nakedness of the wife of thy father thou dost not uncover; it is the nakedness of thy father.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Unlawful Sexual Relations
7'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness. 8You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness. 9The nakedness of your sister, either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.…
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 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 22:30
"A man shall not take his father's wife so that he will not uncover his father's skirt.

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.'

Ezekiel 22:10
"In you they have uncovered their fathers' nakedness; in you they have humbled her who was unclean in her menstrual impurity.
Treasury of Scripture

The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it is your father's nakedness.

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

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Deuteronomy 22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

Deuteronomy 27:20 Cursed be he that lies with his father's wife; because he uncovers …

2 Samuel 16:21,22 And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your father's concubines, …

Ezekiel 22:10 In you have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in you have …

Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and …

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

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