New Living Translation
"Do not have sexual relations with your brother's wife, for this would violate 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:16 Thy brother's wife - God afterwards commanded, that in one case, a man should marry his brother's widow.
LibraryThe Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Ver. 20. "And Noah began and became an husbandman, and planted vineyards."--This does not imply that Noah was the first who began to till the ground, and, more especially, to cultivate the vine; for Cain, too, was a tiller of the ground, Gen. iv. 2. The sense rather is, that Noah, after the flood, again took up this calling. Moreover, the remark has not an independent import; it serves only to prepare the way for the communication of the subsequent account of Noah's drunkenness. By this remark, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Meditations for Household Piety.
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
John had been telling Herod, "It is against God's law for you to marry her."
"If a man marries his brother's wife, it is an act of impurity. He has violated his brother, and the guilty couple will remain childless.
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