New International Version
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.
King James Bible
Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
Darby Bible Translation
There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying did not leave seed;
World English Bible
There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.
Young's Literal Translation
'There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;
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"Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third.
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