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Lev 18:6 (KJV) — None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
Lev 18:6 (NKJV) — 'None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I [am] the LORD.
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|near of kin
||Heb. remainder of his flesh. Not withstanding the prohibitions here, it must be evident, that in the infancy of the world, persons very near of kin, and even brothers and sisters, must have joined in matrimonial alliances; and therefore we cannot pronounce them immoral in themselves. But, in these first instances, necessity required it; but when this necessity no longer existed, the thing became inexpedient and improper: for 1. As human nature now is, it is very expedient that those who are so much together in youth, should, by such a restriction be taught to look upon all such intercourse as prohibited and incestuous; for unless such restrictions are made, it would be impossible to prevent the prevalence of very early corruption among young persons. (See Michaelis on the laws of Moses, Art. 108.) 2. That the duties owing by nature to relatives might not be confounded with those of a social or political kind; for could a man be a brother and a husband, or a son and a husband at the same time, and fulfil the d|
||Lev 18:7-19; Lev 20:11,12,17-21|
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