Leviticus 18:16
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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.

Leviticus 18:16 Parallel
Wesley'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.

Leviticus 18:16 Parallel Commentaries

The 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.
1. If thou be called to the government of a family, thou must not hold it sufficient to serve God and live uprightly in thy own person, unless thou cause all under thy charge to do the same with thee. For the performance of this duty God was so well pleased with Abraham, that he would not hide from him his counsel: "For," saith God, "I know him that he will command his sons and his household after him that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(Ad. vol. i. p. 42, note 4.) In comparing the allegorical Canons of Philo with those of Jewish traditionalism, we think first of all of the seven exegetical canons which are ascribed to Hillel. These bear chiefly the character of logical deductions, and as such were largely applied in the Halakhah. These seven canons were next expanded by R. Ishmael (in the first century) into thirteen, by the analysis of one of them (the 5th) into six, and the addition of this sound exegetical rule, that where two
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Matthew 14:4
John had been telling Herod, "It is against God's law for you to marry her."

Leviticus 20:21
"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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