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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Leviticus 18:16


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    King James Bible - Leviticus 18:16

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: 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.

    Douay-Rheims - Leviticus 18:16

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.

    Original Hebrew

    ערות
    6172 אשׁת 802 אחיך 251 לא 3808 תגלה 1540 ערות 6172 אחיך 251 הוא׃ 1931

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (16) -
    Le 20:21 De 25:5 Mt 14:3,4; 22:24 Mr 6:17; 12:19 Lu 3:19

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:16

    La desnudez de la mujer de tu hermano no descubrirás; es la desnudez de tu hermano.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 18:16

    Verse 16. 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, Deut. xxv. 5, to take her to wife.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. Thou shalt not uncover the
    nakedness of thy brother’s wife , etc.] Neither debauch her nor after the death of the brother marry her, that is, unless he dies without issue; and then, by another law, he was obliged to marry her, ( Deuteronomy 25:5); hence the Targum of Jonathan adds; by way of explanation. “in the life of thy brother, or after his death, if he has children,” but then that law was but an exception from this general rule, and so did not make it void in other respects, but bound it the more strongly; and besides, it was a special and peculiar law to the Jews, until the Messiah came to make it manifest of what tribe and family he came; and the reason of it ceasing, the law itself is ceased, and so neither binding on Jews nor Gentiles: hence John the Baptist boldly told Herod to his face, that it was not lawful for him to have his brother’s wife ( Matthew 14:3,4); and even such marriages were condemned by the very Heathens: Dionysius Halicarnassensis relates, that Lucius Tarquinius, Superbus, his brother being removed by poison, took Tullia to wife, whom his brother Aruntus had before married; but the historian calls it anosion gamon , “an unholy marriage”, and abominable both among Greeks and Barbarians: Plutarch also reports f636 , that Marcus Crassus married the wife of his deceased brother; but such marriages are condemned by the same writer, as they are by the ancient Christians in their councils and canons f637 ; now by this same law, if it is not lawful for a man to have his brother’s wife, then it is not lawful for her to have her sister’s husband; or, in other words, if it is not lawful for a woman to marry two brothers, then it is not lawful for a man to marry two sisters: the case of Jacob will not countenance such a marriage, since he was imposed upon and deceived; and such marriages have also been disapproved of by the Heathens and Christians: Honorius the emperor married two daughters of Stilico, one after another, but the unhappy exit of both sisters showed that those marriages were not approved of by God, for they both died premature deaths, leaving no children f638 ; it [is] thy brother’s nakedness ; that is, his wife is, being by marriage one flesh with him, and his brother being so to him, the relation is too near to intermarry, and more especially when there is issue by the first, which connects them strongly.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts.

    --Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarou idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherenc to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected onl in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ערות 6172 אשׁת 802 אחיך 251 לא 3808 תגלה 1540 ערות 6172 אחיך 251 הוא׃ 1931


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

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