Leviticus 18:18
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English Standard Version
And you shall not take a woman as a rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is still alive.

King James Bible
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival to her , to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not take thy wife's sister for a harlot, to rival her, neither shalt thou discover her nakedness, while she is yet living.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not take a woman to her sister, to be a rival to her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness besides the other in her life-time.

Leviticus 18:18 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Marriage or conjugal intercourse with the sister of either father or mother (i.e., with either the paternal or maternal aunt) was prohibited, because she was the blood-relation of the father or mother. שׁאר equals בּשׂר שׁאר (Leviticus 18:6, as in Leviticus 20:19; Leviticus 21:2; Numbers 27:11), hence שׁארה, blood-relationship (Leviticus 18:17).

Leviticus 18:18 Parallel Commentaries

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wife. or, one wife to another

Genesis 4:19 And Lamech took to him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Genesis 29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

Exodus 26:3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

to vex her

Genesis 30:15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken my husband? and would you take away my son's mandrakes also?...

1 Samuel 1:6-8 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb...

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed...

Cross References
Leviticus 18:17
You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, and you shall not take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to uncover her nakedness; they are relatives; it is depravity.

Leviticus 18:19
"You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness.

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