Leviticus 20:20
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New International Version
"'If a man has sexual relations with his aunt, he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.

King James Bible
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Darby Bible Translation
And if a man lie with his aunt, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: their sin shall they bear: they shall die childless.

World English Bible
If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a man who lieth with his aunt, the nakedness of his uncle he hath uncovered; their sin they bear; childless they die.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If a woman approach unto any beast - We have the authority of one of the most eminent historians in the world, Herodotus, to say that this was a crime not unknown in Egypt; yea, that a case of this nature actually took place while he was there. Εγενετο δ' εν τῳ νο μῳ τουτῳ επ' εμευ τουτο το τερας, Γυναικι Τραγος εμισγετο αναφανδον. Τουτο ες επιδειξιν ανθρωπων απικετο. - Herod. in Euterp., p. 108. Edit. Gale, Lond. 1679.

"In this district, within my own recollection, this portentous business took place: a goat coupled so publicly with a woman that every person knew it," etc. After this, need we wonder that God should have made laws of this nature, when it appears these abominations were not only practiced among the Egyptians, but were parts of a superstitious religious system? This one observation will account for many of those strange prohibitions which we find in the Mosaic law; others, the reasons of which are not so plain, we should see the propriety of equally, had we ampler historic records of the customs that existed in that country.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

uncle's wife

Leviticus 18:14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she is your aunt.

childless

Job 18:19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Jeremiah 22:30 Thus said the LORD, Write you this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper...

Luke 1:7,25 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years...

Luke 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore...

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Tenth Day. Holiness and Separation.
I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. And ye shall be holy unto me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from other people that ye should be Mine.'--Lev. xx. 24, 26. 'Until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy.... All the days of his separation he is holy unto the Lord.'--Num. vi. 5, 8. 'Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered without the
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

Self-Denial.
"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."--Matt. xvi. 24. Good works are not the saint's sanctification, any more than drops of water are the fountain; but they spring as crystal drops from the fountain of sanctification. They are good, not when the saint intends them to be good, but when they conform to the divine law and proceed from a true faith. Yet the intention is of great importance; the Church has always taught that a work could not be called
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

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

Leviticus 20:21
"'If a man marries his brother's wife, it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless.

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