New International Version
A man is not to marry his father's wife; he must not dishonor his father's bed.
King James Bible
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.
Darby Bible Translation
A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.
World English Bible
A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.
Young's Literal Translation
'A man doth not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's skirt.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man shall not take his father's wife - This is to be understood as referring to the case of a stepmother. A man in his old age may have married a young wife, and on his dying, his son by a former wife may desire to espouse her: this the law prohibits. It was probably on pretense of having broken this law, that Solomon put his brother Adonijah to death, because he had desired to have his father's concubine to wife, 1 Kings 2:13-25.
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a man shall This is to be understood as referring to the case of a stepmother. A man in his old age may have married a young woman, and on his dying, his son by another, or a former wife, may desire to espouse her; which is forbidden.
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It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife.
"'Do not have sexual relations with your father's wife; that would dishonor your father.
"'If a man has sexual relations with his father's wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.
"Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father's wife, for he dishonors his father's bed." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
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