New International Version
"'Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative.
King James Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
Darby Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy mother's sister shalt thou not uncover; for she is thy mother's near relation.
World English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister: for she is your mother's near kinswoman.
Young's Literal Translation
The nakedness of thy mother's sister thou dost not uncover; for she is thy mother's relation.
Leviticus 18:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Any that is near of kin - כל שאר בשרו col shear besaro, any remnant of his flesh, i.e., to any particularly allied to his own family, the prohibited degrees in which are specified from the 7th to the 17th verse (Leviticus 18:7-17) inclusive. Notwithstanding the prohibitions here, it must be evident that in the infancy of the world, persons very near of kin must have been joined in matrimonial alliances; and that even brothers must have matched with their own sisters. This must have been the case in the family of Adam. In these first instances necessity required this; when this necessity no longer existed, the thing became inexpedient and improper for two reasons:
1. That the duties owing by nature to relatives might not be confounded with those of a social or political kind; for could a man be a brother and a husband, a son and a husband, at the same time, and fulfill the duties of both? Impossible.
2. That by intermarrying with other families, the bonds of social compact might be strengthened and extended, so that the love of our neighbor, etc., might at once be felt to be not only a maxim of sound policy, but also a very practicable and easy duty; and thus feuds, divisions, and wars be prevented.
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"'Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister; she is your father's close relative.
"'Do not dishonor your father's brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations; she is your aunt.
"'Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your mother or your father, for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.
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