Leviticus 18:16
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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.

Leviticus 18:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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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Leviticus 20:21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

Deuteronomy 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without to a stranger...

Matthew 14:3,4 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife...

Matthew 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold on John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife...

Mark 12:19 Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children...

Luke 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

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Cross References
Matthew 14:4
for John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to have her."

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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