Leviticus 20:20
New International Version
“’If a man has sexual relations with his aunt, he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.

New Living Translation
“If a man has sex with his uncle’s wife, he has violated his uncle. Both the man and woman will be punished for their sin, and they will die childless.

English Standard Version
If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Berean Study Bible
If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered the nakedness of his uncle. They will bear their sin; they shall die childless.

King James Bible
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

New King James Version
If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness. They shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

New American Standard Bible
If there is a man who sleeps with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.

NASB 1995
If there is a man who lies with his uncle’s wife he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.

NASB 1977
‘If there is a man who lies with his uncle’s wife he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they shall bear their sin. They shall die childless.

Amplified Bible
If there is a man who lies [intimately] with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.

Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has violated the intimacy that belongs to his uncle; they will bear their guilt and die childless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with his aunt, he has shamed his uncle; they will bear their guilt and die childless.

American Standard Version
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man who will have sexual intercourse with the wife of a paternal uncle exposes the nakedness of his paternal uncle; they shall bear their sin and they shall die without children.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whosoever shall lie with his near kinswoman, has uncovered the nakedness of one near akin to him: they shall die childless.

Contemporary English Version
If you have sex with your uncle's wife, neither you nor she will ever have any children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If 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.

English Revised Version
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Good News Translation
If a man has intercourse with his uncle's wife, he disgraces his uncle, and he and the woman will pay the penalty; neither one will have children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever has sexual intercourse with his uncle's wife violates his uncle's marriage. That man and woman are guilty of sin. They will die without children.

International Standard Version
"If a man has sexual relations with his uncle's wife, he has exposed his uncle's nakedness. They are to bear responsibility for punishment of their sin. They'll die childless.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife--he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness--they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Literal Standard Version
And a man who lies with his aunt, he has uncovered the nakedness of his uncle; they bear their sin; they die childless.

NET Bible
If a man has sexual intercourse with his aunt, he has exposed his uncle's nakedness; they must bear responsibility for their sin, they will die childless.

New Heart English Bible
If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

World English Bible
If a man lies with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a man who lieth with his aunt, the nakedness of his uncle he hath uncovered; their sin they bear; childless they die.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Punishments for Sexual Immorality
19You must not have sexual relations with the sister of your mother or your father, for it is exposing one’s own kin; both shall bear their iniquity. 20If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered the nakedness of his uncle. They will bear their sin; they shall die childless. 21If 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.…

Cross References
Leviticus 18:14
You must not dishonor your father's brother by approaching his wife to have sexual relations with her; she is your aunt.

Leviticus 20:21
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.


Treasury of Scripture

And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

uncle's wife

Leviticus 18:14
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

childless

Job 18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

Psalm 109:13
Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Jeremiah 22:30
Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.









(20) His uncle's wife.--See Leviticus 18:14.

Verses 20, 21. - They shall die childless;... they shall be childless. "It cannot be supposed that a perpetual miracle was to be maintained through all the ages of Israel's history; but the meaning evidently is that the children of such marriages should be reckoned, not to their actual father, but to the former husband of the woman. In the strong feeling of the Israelites in regard to posterity, this penalty seems to have been sufficient" (Gardiner).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If a man
וְאִ֗ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

lies
יִשְׁכַּב֙ (yiš·kaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

his uncle’s wife,
דֹּ֣דָת֔וֹ (dō·ḏā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1733: An aunt

he has uncovered
גִּלָּ֑ה (gil·lāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

the nakedness
עֶרְוַ֥ת (‘er·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6172: Nakedness

of his uncle.
דֹּד֖וֹ (dō·ḏōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1730: To love, a love-token, lover, friend, an uncle

They will bear
יִשָּׂ֖אוּ (yiś·śā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

their sin;
חֶטְאָ֥ם (ḥeṭ·’ām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2399: A crime, its penalty

they shall die
יָמֻֽתוּ׃ (yā·mu·ṯū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

childless.
עֲרִירִ֥ים (‘ă·rî·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6185: Bare, destitute


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