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Leviticus 18:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it [is] thy brother's nakedness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it [is] thy brother's nakedness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The nakedness of thy brother's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The shame of thy brother's wife, shalt thou not uncover,—the shame of thy brother, it is.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'The nakedness of thy brother's wife thou dost not uncover; it [is] thy brother's nakedness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou shalt not vncouer the nakednesse of thy brothers wife: it [is] thy brothers nakednesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it [is] thy brother's nakedness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou shalt not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
uncover 1540
{1540} Prime
גָּלַה
galah
{gaw-law'}
A primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively to reveal.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the nakedness 6172
{6172} Prime
עֶרְוָה
`ervah
{er-vaw'}
From H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish).
of thy brother's 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
wife: 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
it x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] thy brother's 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
nakedness. 6172
{6172} Prime
עֶרְוָה
`ervah
{er-vaw'}
From H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 18:6-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 18:16

Thy brother's wife — God afterwards commanded, that in one case, a man should marry his brother's widow.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 18:16

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy (h) brother's wife: it [is] thy brother's nakedness.

(h) Because the idolaters, among whom God's people had dwelt and would dwell, were given to these horrible incests, God charges his own to beware of them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 20:21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it [is] an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.
Deuteronomy 25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
Matthew 14:3-4 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. ... For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
Matthew 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Mark 6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Mark 12:19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave [his] wife [behind him], and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Luke 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
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Lv 20:21. Dt 25:5. Mt 14:3; 22:24. Mk 6:17; 12:19. Lk 3:19.

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