Leviticus 18:18
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New International Version
"'Do not take your wife's sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness beside her, during her life.

World English Bible
"'You shall not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is yet alive.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a woman unto another thou dost not take, to be an adversary, to uncover her nakedness beside her, in her life.

Leviticus 18:18 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A wife to her sister - Thou shalt not marry two sisters at the same time, as Jacob did Rachel and Leah; but there is nothing in this law that rendered it illegal to marry a sister-in-law when her sister was dead; therefore the text says, Thou shalt not take her in her life time, to vex her, alluding probably to the case of the jealousies and vexations which subsisted between Leah and Rachel, and by which the family peace was so often disturbed. Some think that the text may be so understood as also to forbid polygamy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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Epistle Lxiv. To Augustine, Bishop of the Angli .
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Cross References
Leviticus 18:17
"'Do not have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have sexual relations with either her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.

Leviticus 18:19
"'Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.

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