Leviticus 20:21
Good News Translation
If a man takes his brother's wife, they will die childless. He has done a ritually unclean thing and has disgraced his brother.

Contemporary English Version
And if you marry your sister-in-law, neither of you will ever have any children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that marrieth his brother's wife, doth an unlawful thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be without children.

New American Bible
If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is severe defilement and he has disgraced his brother; they shall be childless.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that marrieth his brother's wife, doth an unlawful thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be without children.

his brother's

Leviticus 18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.

Matthew 14:3,4 For Herod had apprehended John and bound him, and put him into prison, because of Herodias, his brother's wife. . . .

an unclean thing [heb] a separation

Context
Punishments for Sexual Immorality
20If any man lie with the wife of his uncle by the father, or of his uncle by the mother, and uncover the shame of his near akin, both shall bear their sin. They shall die without children. 21He that marrieth his brother's wife, doth an unlawful thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness. They shall be without children.
Cross References
Matthew 14:4
For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her.

Leviticus 18:16
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.

Additional Translations
If a man marries his brother’s wife, it is an act of impurity. He has uncovered the nakedness of his brother; they shall be childless.And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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