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Leviticus 20:21 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

Unchecked Copy BoxLeviticus 20:21 - If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is impurity.[fn] He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.
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Translations for 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.

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‘If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing. He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They shall be childless.

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“If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is an act of impurity. He has violated his brother, and the guilty couple will remain childless.

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“ ‘If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is an act of impurity; he has dishonored his brother. They will be childless.

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If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is impurity.[fn] He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

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“If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is impurity. He has violated the intimacy that belongs to his brother;[fn] they will be childless.

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‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is [fn]detestable; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

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‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is [fn]abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

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‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is an [fn]impure act; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

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‘If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is a hated and unclean thing; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

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If a man has sexual intercourse with his brother's wife, it is indecency. He has exposed his brother's nakedness; they will be childless.

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If a man takes his brother's wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness, they shall be childless.

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And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is impurity: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

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'And a man who taketh his brother's wife -- it is impurity; the nakedness of his brother he hath uncovered; childless they are.

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And if a man take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness: they shall be childless.

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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.

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"'If a man takes his brother's wife, it is an impurity: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

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qui duxerit uxorem fratris sui rem facit inlicitam turpitudinem fratris sui revelavit absque filiis erunt

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וְאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִקַּח אֶת־אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו נִדָּה הִוא עֶרְוַת אָחִיו גִּלָּה עֲרִירִים יִהְיוּ׃

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ὃς ἂν λάβῃ τὴν γυναῖκα τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ ἀκαθαρσία ἐστίν ἀσχημοσύνην τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ ἀπεκάλυψεν ἄτεκνοι ἀποθανοῦνται

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وَإِذَا أَخَذَ رَجُلٌ امْرَأَةَ أَخِيهِ، فَذلِكَ نَجَاسَةٌ. قَدْ كَشَفَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ. يَكُونَانِ عَقِيمَيْنِ.

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وَإذَا تَزَوَّجَ رَجُلٌ امْرَأَةَ أَخِيهِ فَذَلِكَ نَجَاسَةٌ لأَنَّهُ كَشَفَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ. كِلاهُمَا يَمُوتَانِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يُعْقِبَا نَسْلاً.

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Whoever shall take his brother's wife, it is uncleanness; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall die childless.

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Y el que tomare la mujer de su hermano, es suciedad; la desnudez de su hermano descubrió; sin hijos serán.

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Y el que tomare la mujer de su hermano, comete inmundicia; la desnudez de su hermano descubrió; sin hijos serán.

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And if a man takes his brother's wife, it is an unclean act; he has put shame on his brother; they will have no children.

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人若娶弟兄之妻、這本是污穢的事、羞辱了他的弟兄、二人必無子女。

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"Si un hombre toma a la mujer de su hermano, comete una inmundicia. Él descubre la desnudez de su hermano; ambos quedarán sin tener hijos.

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누구든지 그 형제의 아내를 취하면 더러운 일이라 그가 그 형제의 하체를 범함이니 그들이 무자하리라

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Si un homme prend la femme de son frère, c'est une impureté; il a découvert la nudité de son frère: ils seront sans enfant.

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Wenn jemand seines Bruders Weib nimmt, das ist eine schändliche Tat; sie sollen ohne Kinder sein, darum daß er seines Bruders Blöße aufgedeckt hat.

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Если кто возьмет жену брата своего: это гнусно; он открыл наготу брата своего, бездетны будут они.

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Y el que tomare la mujer de su hermano, es suciedad; la desnudez de su hermano descubrió; sin hijos serán.

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ESV Footnotes
Literally menstrual impurity
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