Leviticus 18:18

“Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vexe her, to vncouer her nakednes besides the other, in her life time.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival `to her', to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you may not take as wife a woman and at the same time her sister, to be in competition with her in her life-time.
- Basic English Bible

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

Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness besides the other in her life-time.
- Webster's Bible

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

`And a woman unto another thou dost not take, to be an adversary, to uncover her nakedness beside her, in her life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt not take a woman to her sister, to be a rival to her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 18:18


18:18 Thou shalt not take a wife to her sister - Perhaps this text doth not simply forbid the taking one wife to another, but the doing it in such a manner or for such an end, that he may vex or punish, or revenge himself of the former; which probably was a common motive amongst that hardhearted people to do so.


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