Deuteronomy 22:30
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English Standard Version
“A man shall not take his father’s wife, so that he does not uncover his father’s nakedness.

King James Bible
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.

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.

Deuteronomy 22:30 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In connection with the seduction of a virgin (נער, puella, a marriageable girl; בּתוּלה, virgo immaculata, a virgin), two, or really three, cases are distinguished; viz., (1) whether she was betrothed (Deuteronomy 22:23-27), or not betrothed (Deuteronomy 22:28, Deuteronomy 22:29); (2) if she were betrothed, whether it was (a) in the town (Deuteronomy 22:23, Deuteronomy 22:24) or (b) in the open field (Deuteronomy 22:25-27) that she had been violated by a man.

Deuteronomy 22:23-24

If a betrothed virgin had allowed a man to have intercourse with her (i.e., one who was not her bridegroom), they were both of them, the man and the girl, to be led out to the gate of the town, and stoned that they might die: the girl, because she had not cried in the city, i.e., had not called for help, and consequently was to be regarded as consenting to the deed; the man, because he had humbled his neighbour's wife. The betrothed woman was placed in this respect upon a par with a married woman, and in fact is expressly called a wife in Deuteronomy 22:24. Betrothal was the first step towards marriage, even if it was not a solemn act attested by witnesses. Written agreements of marriage were not introduced till a later period (Tobit 7:14; Tr. Ketuboth i.2).

Deuteronomy 22:30 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more.

Leviticus 18:8 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 nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death...

1 Corinthians 5:1,13 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles...

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Ruth 3:9 And he said, Who are you? And she answered, I am Ruth your handmaid: spread therefore your skirt over your handmaid...

Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 5:1
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for 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 a man lies with his father's wife, he has uncovered his father's nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:29
then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.

Deuteronomy 27:20
"'Cursed be anyone who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's nakedness.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

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