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Leviticus 18:8 [study!]

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

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The nakedness 6172
{6172} Prime
עֶרְוָה
`ervah
{er-vaw'}
From H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish).
of thy father's 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
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).
shalt thou 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
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 father's 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
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

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 18:8

The nakedness of thy father's (d) wife shalt thou not uncover: it [is] thy father's nakedness.

(d) Which is your stepmother.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 20:11 And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.
Genesis 35:22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
Genesis 49:4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou [it]: he went up to my couch.
Deuteronomy 22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.
Deuteronomy 27:20 Cursed [be] he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
2 Samuel 16:21-22 And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that [are] with thee be strong. ... So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
Ezekiel 22:10 In thee have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in thee have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution.
Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the [same] maid, to profane my holy name:
1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly [that there is] fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
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Gn 35:22; 49:4. Lv 20:11. Dt 22:30; 27:20. 2S 16:21. Ezk 22:10. Am 2:7. 1Co 5:1.

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