New International Version
"'Do not have sexual relations with your brother's wife; that would dishonor your brother.
King James Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Darby Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy brother's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy brother's nakedness.
World English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife: it is your brother's nakedness.
Young's Literal Translation
The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou dost not uncover; it is thy brother's nakedness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy brother's wife - This was an illegal marriage, unless the brother died childless. In that case it was not only lawful for her to marry her brother-in-law, but he was obliged by the law, Deuteronomy 25:5, to take her to wife.
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for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."
"'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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