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Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce$ 

Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce

 

1. Marriage is to be between one man and one woman. Neither is it lawful for any man to have more than one wife, nor for any woman to have more than one husband—at the same time.

  $versebreak$Ch. 24:1$ 

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2. Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife,[1], a for the increase of mankind with legitimate offspring, for the increase of the Church with holy offspring,b and for preventing sexual immorality.c

  $versebreak$Ch. 24:2$ 

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3. It is lawful for all sorts of people to marry who are able with judgment to give their consent.a Yet it is the duty of Christians to marry only in the Lord.b Therefore those who profess the true reformed religion should not marry infidels,[2] Papists,[3] or other idolaters. Neither should those who are godly be unequally yoked, by marrying those who are notoriously wicked in their life or maintain damnable heresies.[4], c

  $versebreak$Ch. 24:3$ 

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4. Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of nearness of kin or affinity forbidden in the Word.a Nor can such incestuous marriages ever be made lawful by any law of man or consent of parties so that those persons may live together as man and wife.b The man may not marry any of his wife’s kindred nearer in blood than he may of his own; nor the woman of her husband’s kindred nearer in blood than of her own.[5], [6], c

  $versebreak$Ch. 24:4$ 

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5. Adultery[7] or fornication[8] committed after a contract,[9] if detected before marriage, gives just occasion to the innocent party to dissolve that contract.a In the case of adultery after marriage, it is lawful for the innocent party to sue for a divorce;b and after the divorce, to marry another just as if the offending party were dead.c

  $versebreak$Ch. 24:5$ 

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6. Although the corruption of man is such that he is apt to study unduly arguments to put asunder those whom God has joined together in marriage, the only valid reasons for dissolving the bond of marriage are:

  • Adultery
  • Willful desertion that cannot be remedied by the Church or civil magistrate.a

In a divorce case:

·       A public and orderly course of proceeding is to be observed;

·       The persons concerned in it are not to be left to their own wills and discretion in their own case.b

  $versebreak$Ch. 24:6$ 

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Ch. 24:1

 

Genesis 2:24  (ESV)                    Back

24Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

 

 

Genesis 2:24  (KJ3)                    Back

24 Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.

 

 

Genesis 2:24  (NASB95)                    Back

24For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

 

 

Genesis 2:24  (WEB)                    Back

24 Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.

 

 

Matthew 19:5–6  (ESV)                    Back

5and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

 

 

Matthew 19:5-6  (KJ3)                    Back

5 And He said, “On account of this a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.

 

 

Matthew 19:5–6  (NASB95)                    Back

5and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

 

 

Matthew 19:5-6  (WEB)                    Back

5 and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?’

6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”

 

 

Proverbs 2:17  (ESV)                    Back

17who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;

 

 

Proverbs 2:17  (KJ3)                    Back

17 who forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.

 

 

Proverbs 2:17  (NASB95)                    Back

17That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God;

 

 

Proverbs 2:17  (WEB)                    Back

17 who forsakes the friend of her youth,

 

 

Ch. 24:2

 

Genesis 2:18  (ESV)                    Back

18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

 

 

Genesis 2:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18¶ And Jehovah God said, It is not good, the man being alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.

 

 

Genesis 2:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

 

 

Genesis 2:18  (WEB)                    Back

18         Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

 

 

Malachi 2:15  (ESV)                    Back

15Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.

 

 

Malachi 2:15  (KJ3)                    Back

15 And did He not make you one? And the vestige of the Spirit is to him. And what of the one? He was seeking a seed of God; even guard your spirit, and do not act deceitfully with the wife of your youth.

 

 

Malachi 2:15  (NASB95)                    Back

15“But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.

 

 

Malachi 2:15  (WEB)                    Back

15 Did he not make you one, although he had the residue of the Spirit? Why one? He sought godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:2, 9  (ESV)                    Back

2But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

9But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:2, 9  (KJ3)                    Back

2 but because of fornication, let each one have his own wife, and let each one have her own husband.

9 But if they do not have self control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to be inflamed.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:2, 9  (NASB95)                    Back

2But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.

9But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:2, 9  (WEB)                    Back

2 But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

9 But if they don’t have self-control, let them marry. For it’s better to marry than to burn.

 

 

Ch. 24:3

 

Hebrews 13:4  (ESV)                    Back

4Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

 

 

Hebrews 13:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled; but God will judge fornicators and adulterers.

 

 

Hebrews 13:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

 

 

Hebrews 13:4  (WEB)                    Back

4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.

 

 

1 Timothy 4:3  (ESV)                    Back

3who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

 

 

1 Timothy 4:3  (KJ3)                    Back

3 forbidding to marry, saying to abstain from foods, which God created for partaking with thanksgiving by the believing ones and the ones fully knowing the truth.

 

 

1 Timothy 4:3  (NASB95)                    Back

3men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.

 

 

1 Timothy 4:3  (WEB)                    Back

3 forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:36–38  (ESV)                    Back

36If anyone thinks that he is not behaving properly toward his betrothed, if his passions are strong, and it has to be, let him do as he wishes: let them marry—it is no sin. 37But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well. 38So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:36-38  (KJ3)                    Back

36¶ But if anyone thinks he acts unseemly toward his virgin (if she is beyond her prime, and so it ought to be), let him do what he desires; he does not sin; let them marry.

37 But he who stands firm in heart, not having necessity, but has authority as to his own will, and has judged this in his heart, to keep his virgin; he does well.

38 So that he giving in marriage does well, and he not giving in marriage does better.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:36–38  (NASB95)                    Back

36But if any man thinks that he is acting unbecomingly toward his virgin daughter, if she is past her youth, and if it must be so, let him do what he wishes, he does not sin; let her marry. 37But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin daughter, he will do well. 38So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:36-38  (WEB)                    Back

36 But if any man thinks that he is behaving inappropriately toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of her age, and if need so requires, let him do what he desires. He doesn’t sin. Let them marry.

37 But he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no urgency, but has power over his own will, and has determined in his own heart to keep his own virgin, does well.

38 So then both he who gives his own virgin in marriage does well, and he who doesn’t give her in marriage does better.

 

 

Genesis 24:57–58  (ESV)                    Back

57They said, “Let us call the young woman and ask her.” 58And they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will go.”

 

 

Genesis 24:57-58  (KJ3)                    Back

57 And they said, We will call the girl and ask of her mouth.

58 And they called Rebekah and said to her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go.

 

 

Genesis 24:57–58  (NASB95)                    Back

57And they said, “We will call the girl and consult her wishes.” 58Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.”

 

 

Genesis 24:57-58  (WEB)                    Back

57         They said, “We will call the young lady, and ask her.”

58 They called Rebekah, and said to her, “Will you go with this man?”

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:39  (ESV)                    Back

39A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:39  (KJ3)                    Back

39¶ A wife is bound by law for as long a time as her husband lives; but if her husband sleeps, she is free to be married to whomever she desires, only in the Lord.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:39  (NASB95)                    Back

39A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:39  (WEB)                    Back

39         A wife is bound by law for as long as her husband lives; but if the husband is dead, she is free to be married to whomever she desires, only in the Lord.

 

 

Genesis 34:14  (ESV)                    Back

14They said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.

 

 

Genesis 34:14  (KJ3)                    Back

14 And they said to them, We are not able to do this thing, to give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised. For it is a reproach to us.

 

 

Genesis 34:14  (NASB95)                    Back

14They said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.

 

 

Genesis 34:14  (WEB)                    Back

14 and said to them, “We can’t do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.

 

 

Exodus 34:16  (ESV)                    Back

16and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters whore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.

 

 

Exodus 34:16  (KJ3)                    Back

16 and you take from their daughters for your sons, and their daughters fornicate with their gods, and they lead your sons to fornicate with their gods.

 

 

Exodus 34:16  (NASB95)                    Back

16and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.

 

 

Exodus 34:16  (WEB)                    Back

16 and you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters play the prostitute after their gods, and make your sons play the prostitute after their gods.

 

 

Deuteronomy 7:3–4  (ESV)                    Back

3You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, 4for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

 

 

Deuteronomy 7:3-4  (KJ3)                    Back

3 and you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughter to his son, and not shall you take his daughter to your son.

4 For he will turn your son away from following Me, that they may serve other gods; and the anger of Jehovah will burn against you, and He will destroy you quickly.

 

 

Deuteronomy 7:3–4  (NASB95)                    Back

3“Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. 4“For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you.

 

 

Deuteronomy 7:3-4  (WEB)                    Back

3 You shall not make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son.

4 For he will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods. So Yahweh’s anger would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.

 

 

1 Kings 11:4  (ESV)                    Back

4For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.

 

 

1 Kings 11:4  (KJ3)                    Back

4 And it happened, at the time Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, like the heart of his father David.

 

 

1 Kings 11:4  (NASB95)                    Back

4For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

 

 

1 Kings 11:4  (WEB)                    Back

4 When Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Yahweh his God, as the heart of David his father was.

 

 

Nehemiah 13:25–27  (ESV)                    Back

25And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. And I made them take oath in the name of God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves. 26Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin. 27Shall we then listen to you and do all this great evil and act treacherously against our God by marrying foreign women?”

 

 

Nehemiah 13:25-27  (KJ3)                    Back

25 And I contended with them, and put a curse on them, and struck some of them, and I plucked their hair. And I made them swear by the name of God, saying, If you shall give your daughters to their sons, or and if you take from their daughters to your sons and for yourselves.

26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among many nations there was no king like him, who was beloved by his God; and God made him king over Israel. But women from foreign lands caused even him to sin.

27 Shall we then listen to you, to do this great evil, to act unfaithfully against our God in living with foreign women?

 

 

Nehemiah 13:25–27  (NASB95)                    Back

25So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves. 26“Did not Solomon king of Israel sin regarding these things? Yet among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless the foreign women caused even him to sin. 27“Do we then hear about you that you have committed all this great evil by acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?”

 

 

Nehemiah 13:25-27  (WEB)                    Back

25 I contended with them, and cursed them, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves.

26 Didn’t Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? Yet among many nations was there no king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless foreign women caused even him to sin.

27 Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to trespass against our God in marrying foreign women?”

 

 

Malachi 2:11–12  (ESV)                    Back

11Judah has been faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god. 12May the Lord cut off from the tents of Jacob any descendant of the man who does this, who brings an offering to the Lord of hosts!

 

 

Malachi 2:11-12  (KJ3)                    Back

11 Judah has acted deceitfully, and has done an abomination in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has polluted the holy place of Jehovah, which He loves and has married a daughter of a foreign god.

12 Jehovah will cut off from the tents of Jacob the man who does it, he awakening and answering, or offering a food offering to Jehovah of Hosts.

 

 

Malachi 2:11–12  (NASB95)                    Back

11“Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god. 12“As for the man who does this, may the Lord cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to the Lord of hosts.

 

 

Malachi 2:11-12  (WEB)                    Back

11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the holiness of Yahweh which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.

12 Yahweh will cut off, to the man who does this, him who wakes and him who answers, out of the tents of Jacob, and him who offers an offering to Yahweh of Armies.

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:14  (ESV)                    Back

14Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:14  (KJ3)                    Back

14 Do not be unequally yoked with faithless ones. For what partnership does righ- teousness have with lawlessness? And what fellowship does light have with darkness?

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:14  (NASB95)                    Back

14Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

 

 

2 Corinthians 6:14  (WEB)                    Back

14 Don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?

 

 

Ch. 24:4

 

Leviticus 18  (ESV)                    Back

1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. 3You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. 4You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. 5You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. 6“None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the Lord. 7You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, which is the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 8You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness. 9You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether brought up in the family or in another home. 10You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter or of your daughter’s daughter, for their nakedness is your own nakedness. 11You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, brought up in your father’s family, since she is your sister. 12You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s relative. 13You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s relative. 14You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, that is, you shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt. 15You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 16You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness. 17You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, and you shall not take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to uncover her nakedness; they are relatives; it is depravity. 18And you shall not take a woman as a rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is still alive. 19“You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness while she is in her menstrual uncleanness. 20And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife and so make yourself unclean with her. 21You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination. 23And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion. 24“Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, 25and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you 27(for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean), 28lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you. 29For everyone who does any of these abominations, the persons who do them shall be cut off from among their people. 30So keep my charge never to practice any of these abominable customs that were practiced before you, and never to make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.”

 

 

Leviticus 18  (KJ3)                    Back

1¶ And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, I am Jehovah your God.

3 You shall not do according to the doings of the land of Egypt in which you lived; and you shall not do according to the doings of the land of Canaan to which I am bringing you; nor shall you walk in their statutes.

4 You shall do My judgments and you shall keep My statutes, to walk in them; I am Jehovah your God,

5 and you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man any man do, he shall live by them. I am Jehovah.

6¶ Not a man, any man, of you shall draw near to any relative of his flesh to uncover their nakedness; I am Jehovah.

7 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother; she is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

8 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is the nakedness of your father.

9 You shall not bare your sister’s nakedness, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, born at home, or born away; you shall not bare their nakedness.

10 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter, or your daughter’s daughter; you shall not uncover their nakedness, for theirs is your own nakedness.

11 The nakedness of the daughter of your father’s wife, begotten by your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a sister of your father; she is a relative of your father.

13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister; for she is your mother’s relative.

14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother; you shall not draw near to his wife; she is your aunt.

15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.

17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; you shall not undertake to uncover her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter; they are her relatives; it is wickedness.

18 And you shall not take a wife with her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.

19¶ And you shall not draw near to uncover the nakedness of a woman in her menstrual impurity.

20 And you shall not give your semen to your neighbor’s wife by lying with her, for uncleanness with her.

21 And you shall not give your seed to pass them through to Molech, and you shall not, pollute the name of your God; I am Jehovah.

22 And you shall not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is a perversion.

23 And you shall not give your semen with any animal, for uncleanness with it. And a woman shall not stand before an animal to lie down with it; it is a disgusting thing.

24 Do not defile yourself with all these, for with all these the nations have been defiled, which I am casting out before you;

25 and the land is defiled, and I will visit its iniquity on it; and the land is vomiting out those living in it;

26 and you, you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not do any of all these disgusting things; neither the native nor the alien who is staying in your midst.

27 For the men of the land who are before you have done all these disgusting things, and the land is defiled,

28 lest the land vomit you out for your defiling it, as it has vomited out the nation that was before you.

29 For anyone who does any of these disgusting things, even the persons who are doing them, shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

30 And you shall keep My charge, so as not to do any of the customs, the disgusting things which were committed before you; and you shall not defile yourselves with them; I am Jehovah your God.

 

 

Leviticus 18  (NASB95)                    Back

1Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘I am the Lord your God. 3‘You shall not do what is done in the land of Egypt where you lived, nor are you to do what is done in the land of Canaan where I am bringing you; you shall not walk in their statutes. 4‘You are to perform My judgments and keep My statutes, to live in accord with them; I am the Lord your God. 5‘So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which a man may live if he does them; I am the Lord. 6‘None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the Lord. 7‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness. 8‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness. 9‘The nakedness of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover. 10‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours. 11‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, born to your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 12‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is your father’s blood relative. 13‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s blood relative. 14‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother; you shall not approach his wife, she is your aunt. 15‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness. 16‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness. 17‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is lewdness. 18‘You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness. 19‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity. 20‘You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her. 21‘You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord. 22‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. 23‘Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion. 24‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. 25‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants. 26‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you 27(for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled); 28so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you. 29‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those persons who do so shall be cut off from among their people. 30‘Thus you are to keep My charge, that you do not practice any of the abominable customs which have been practiced before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am the Lord your God.’ ”

 

 

Leviticus 18  (WEB)                    Back

1           Yahweh said to Moses,

2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘I am Yahweh your God.

3 You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived. You shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You shall not follow their statutes.

4 You shall do my ordinances. You shall keep my statutes and walk in them. I am Yahweh your God.

5 You shall therefore keep my statutes and my ordinances, which if a man does, he shall live in them. I am Yahweh.

6           “ ‘None of you shall approach any close relatives, to uncover their nakedness: I am Yahweh.

7           “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, nor the nakedness of your mother: she is your mother. You shall not uncover her nakedness.

8           “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife. It is your father’s nakedness.

9           “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad.

10         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your son’s daughter, or of your daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness; for theirs is your own nakedness.

11         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, conceived by your father, since she is your sister.

12         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister. She is your father’s near kinswoman.

13         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s near kinswoman.

14         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother. You shall not approach his wife. She is your aunt.

15         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife. You shall not uncover her nakedness.

16         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife. It is your brother’s nakedness.

17         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter. You shall not take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near kinswomen. It is wickedness.

18         “ ‘You shall not take a wife in addition to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is still alive.

19         “ ‘You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.

20         “ ‘You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, and defile yourself with her.

21         “ ‘You shall not give any of your children as a sacrifice to Molech. You shall not profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh.

22         “ ‘You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestable.

23         “ ‘You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it. No woman may give herself to an animal, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.

24         “ ‘Don’t defile yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.

25 The land was defiled. Therefore I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.

26 You therefore shall keep my statutes and my ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the native-born, nor the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you

27(for the men of the land that were before you had done all these abominations, and the land became defiled);

28 that the land not vomit you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

29         “ ‘For whoever shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from among their people.

30 Therefore you shall keep my requirements, that you do not practice any of these abominable customs which were practiced before you, and that you do not defile yourselves with them. I am Yahweh your God.’ ”

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:1  (ESV)                    Back

1It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:1  (KJ3)                    Back

1¶ Everywhere it is heard that fornication is among you, and such fornication which is not named among the heathen, so as for someone to have his father’s wife.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:1  (NASB95)                    Back

1It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife.

 

 

1 Corinthians 5:1  (WEB)                    Back

1           It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles, that one has his father’s wife.

 

 

Amos 2:7  (ESV)                    Back

7those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth and turn aside the way of the afflicted; a man and his father go in to the same girl, so that my holy name is profaned;

 

 

Amos 2:7  (KJ3)                    Back

7 panting for the dust of the earth to be on the head of the poor one, and stretch out the way of the humble one. And a man and his father will go in to the same girl, in order to profane the name of My holiness.

 

 

Amos 2:7  (NASB95)                    Back

7“These who pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless Also turn aside the way of the humble; And a man and his father resort to the same girl In order to profane My holy name.

 

 

Amos 2:7  (WEB)                    Back

7 They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor,

 

 

Mark 6:18  (ESV)                    Back

18For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”

 

 

Mark 6:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18 For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have the wife of your brother.

 

 

Mark 6:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”

 

 

Mark 6:18  (WEB)                    Back

18 For John said to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”

 

 

Leviticus 18:24–28  (ESV)                    Back

24“Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, 25and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you 27(for the people of the land, who were before you, did all of these abominations, so that the land became unclean), 28lest the land vomit you out when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

 

 

Leviticus 18:24-28  (KJ3)                    Back

24 Do not defile yourself with all these, for with all these the nations have been defiled, which I am casting out before you;

25 and the land is defiled, and I will visit its iniquity on it; and the land is vomiting out those living in it;

26 and you, you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not do any of all these disgusting things; neither the native nor the alien who is staying in your midst.

27 For the men of the land who are before you have done all these disgusting things, and the land is defiled,

28 lest the land vomit you out for your defiling it, as it has vomited out the nation that was before you.

 

 

Leviticus 18:24–28  (NASB95)                    Back

24‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. 25‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants. 26‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the alien who sojourns among you 27(for the men of the land who have been before you have done all these abominations, and the land has become defiled); 28so that the land will not spew you out, should you defile it, as it has spewed out the nation which has been before you.

 

 

Leviticus 18:24-28  (WEB)                    Back

24         “ ‘Don’t defile yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations which I am casting out before you were defiled.

25 The land was defiled. Therefore I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out her inhabitants.

26 You therefore shall keep my statutes and my ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the native-born, nor the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you

27(for the men of the land that were before you had done all these abominations, and the land became defiled);

28 that the land not vomit you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you.

 

 

Leviticus 20:19–21  (ESV)                    Back

19You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for that is to make naked one’s relative; they shall bear their iniquity. 20If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. 21If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is impurity. He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

 

 

Leviticus 20:19-21  (KJ3)                    Back

19 And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister, because he has made naked his near kin; they shall bear their iniquity.

20 If a man lies with his aunt, he has uncovered the nakedness of his uncle; they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

21 And if a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

 

 

Leviticus 20:19–21  (NASB95)                    Back

19‘You shall also not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for such a one has made naked his blood relative; they will bear their guilt. 20‘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. 21‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is abhorrent; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness. They will be childless.

 

 

Leviticus 20:19-21  (WEB)                    Back

19         “ ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister, for he has made his close relative naked. They shall bear their iniquity.

20 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.

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

 

 

Ch. 24:5

 

Matthew 1:18–20  (ESV)                    Back

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Matthew 1:18-20  (KJ3)                    Back

18¶ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was this way (for His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph) before the coming together of them, she was found having babe in womb of the Holy Spirit.

19 But her husband, Joseph, being just, and not willing to make her a public example, he purposed to put her away secretly.

20 And as he was thinking about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord was seen by him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For that in her is generated of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Matthew 1:18–20  (NASB95)                    Back

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. 20But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Matthew 1:18-20  (WEB)                    Back

18         Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this: After his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.

20 But when he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take to yourself Mary, your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Matthew 5:31–32  (ESV)                    Back

31“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

 

 

Matthew 5:31-32  (KJ3)                    Back

31 It was also said, Whoever puts away his wife, “let him give her a bill of divorce.”

32 But I say to you, Whoever puts away his wife, apart from a matter of fornication, causes her to commit adultery. And whoever shall marry the one put away commits adultery.

 

 

Matthew 5:31–32  (NASB95)                    Back

31“It was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’; 32but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

 

 

Matthew 5:31-32  (WEB)                    Back

31         “It was also said, ‘Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,’

32 but I tell you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is put away commits adultery.

 

 

Matthew 19:9  (ESV)                    Back

9And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

 

 

Matthew 19:9  (KJ3)                    Back

9 And I say to you, Whoever shall dismiss his wife, if not for fornication, and shall marry another, that one commits adultery. And the one marrying her having been dismissed commits adultery.

 

 

Matthew 19:9  (NASB95)                    Back

9“And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

 

 

Matthew 19:9  (WEB)                    Back

9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.”

 

 

Romans 7:2–3  (ESV)                    Back

2For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress.

 

 

Romans 7:2-3  (KJ3)                    Back

2 For the married woman was bound by law to the living husband; but if the husband dies, she is set free from the law of the husband.

3 So therefore, if the husband is living, she will be called an adulteress if she becomes another man’s. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so as for her not to be an adulteress by becoming another man’s.

 

 

Romans 7:2–3  (NASB95)                    Back

2For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. 3So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

 

 

Romans 7:2-3  (WEB)                    Back

2 For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband.

3 So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man.

 

 

Ch. 24:6

 

Matthew 19:8–9  (ESV)                    Back

8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

 

 

Matthew 19:8-9  (KJ3)                    Back

8 He said to them, In view of your hardheartedness, Moses allowed you to dismiss your wives. But from the beginning it was not so.

9 And I say to you, Whoever shall dismiss his wife, if not for fornication, and shall marry another, that one commits adultery. And the one marrying her having been dismissed commits adultery.

 

 

Matthew 19:8–9  (NASB95)                    Back

8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. 9“And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

 

 

Matthew 19:8-9  (WEB)                    Back

8           He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so.

9 I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.”

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:15  (ESV)                    Back

15But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:15  (KJ3)                    Back

15 But if the unbelieving one separates, let them be separated; the brother or the sister is not in bondage in such matters; but God has called us in peace.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:15  (NASB95)                    Back

15Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.

 

 

1 Corinthians 7:15  (WEB)                    Back

15 Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us in peace.

 

 

Matthew 19:6  (ESV)                    Back

6So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

 

 

Matthew 19:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.

 

 

Matthew 19:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

 

 

Matthew 19:6  (WEB)                    Back

6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.”

 

 

Deuteronomy 24:1–4  (ESV)                    Back

1“When a man takes a wife and marries her, if then she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, and she departs out of his house, 2and if she goes and becomes another man’s wife, 3and the latter man hates her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter man dies, who took her to be his wife, 4then her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before the Lord. And you shall not bring sin upon the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance.

 

 

Deuteronomy 24:1-4  (KJ3)                    Back

1¶ When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found a thing of nakedness in her, and he writes her a bill of divorce and puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house;

2 and if she goes out from his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife,

3 and the latter husband hates her, and writes her a bill of divorce, and puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house or if the latter husband who took her to be his wife dies;

4 her former husband who sent her away is not to take her again to be his wife, after she is defiled. For it is a disgusting thing before Jehovah, and you shall not cause the land to sin which Jehovah your God is giving to you as an inheritance.

 

 

Deuteronomy 24:1–4  (NASB95)                    Back

1“When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house, 2and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife, 3and if the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife, 4then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the Lord, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance.

 

 

Deuteronomy 24:1-4  (WEB)                    Back

1           When a man takes a wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a certificate of divorce, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

2 When she has departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife.

3 If the latter husband hates her, and write her a certificate of divorce, and puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife;

4 her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before Yahweh. You shall not cause the land to sin, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.

 

 

Footnotes

 

Genesis 2:18  (ESV)                    Back

18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

 

 

Genesis 2:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18¶ And Jehovah God said, It is not good, the man being alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.

 

 

Genesis 2:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

 

 

Genesis 2:18  (WEB)                    Back

18         Yahweh God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

 

 

Leviticus 18:6  (ESV)                    Back

6“None of you shall approach any one of his close relatives to uncover nakedness. I am the Lord.

 

 

Leviticus 18:6  (KJ3)                    Back

6¶ Not a man, any man, of you shall draw near to any relative of his flesh to uncover their nakedness; I am Jehovah.

 

 

Leviticus 18:6  (NASB95)                    Back

6‘None of you shall approach any blood relative of his to uncover nakedness; I am the Lord.

 

 

Leviticus 18:6  (WEB)                    Back

6           “ ‘None of you shall approach any close relatives, to uncover their nakedness: I am Yahweh.

 

 

Leviticus 18:18  (ESV)                    Back

18And you shall not take a woman as a rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is still alive.

 

 

Leviticus 18:18  (KJ3)                    Back

18 And you shall not take a wife with her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.

 

 

Leviticus 18:18  (NASB95)                    Back

18‘You shall not marry a woman in addition to her sister as a rival while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness.

 

 

Leviticus 18:18  (WEB)                    Back

18         “ ‘You shall not take a wife in addition to her sister, to be a rival, to uncover her nakedness, while her sister is still alive.

 

 

Deuteronomy 25:5–6  (ESV)                    Back

5“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel.

 

 

Deuteronomy 25:5-6  (KJ3)                    Back

5¶ If brothers live together, and one of them dies, and has no son, the wife of the one who died shall not go outside to a man, a stranger; her brother-in-law shall go in to her, and take her to himself for a wife, and shall perform the duty of the levirate;

6 and it shall be, the first-born which she bears shall rise up for his dead brother’s name, and his name shall not be wiped out of Israel.

 

 

Deuteronomy 25:5–6  (NASB95)                    Back

5“When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6“It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel.

 

 

Deuteronomy 25:5-6  (WEB)                    Back

5           If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies, and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.

6 It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name not be blotted out of Israel.

 

 



[1] Mutual help includes companionship (Genesis 2:18 $vr$PESV_Genesis 2$18.doc@04089@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Genesis.doc Genesis 2:18@04090@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Genesis 2$18.doc@04091@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Genesis.doc Genesis 2:18@04092@WEB) ).

[2] infidel: in this context, an unbeliever, one without a credible profession of saving faith in Jesus Christ

[3] Papist: member of the Roman Catholic Church

[4] heresy: in this context, belief or profession of any teaching clearly contrary to Scripture

[5] As the WCF has already rightly condemned polygamy, this last sentence must be, and historically has been, taken to refer to marriage to a relative of a deceased spouse.

[6] Editorial opinion: Scriptural justification for this sentence has revolved around the meaning of the Hebrew shaer, translated as “near of kin” in the NKJV in Leviticus 18:6 $vr$PESV_Leviticus 18$6.doc@02721@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Leviticus.doc Leviticus 18:6@02722@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Leviticus 18$6.doc@02723@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Leviticus.doc Leviticus 18:6@02724@WEB) . Shaer may be translated as “flesh” or even “food.” The word clearly connotes a blood relationship. The argument in favor of the sentence assumes that marriage creates such a blood relationship with the spouse’s relatives. However, not only is Scriptural justification for this assumption lacking, but the assumption clearly contradicts Leviticus 18:18 $vr$PESV_Leviticus 18$18.doc@02097@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Leviticus.doc Leviticus 18:18@02098@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Leviticus 18$18.doc@02099@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Leviticus.doc Leviticus 18:18@02100@WEB)  which ends with “... while the other is alive.” It also contradicts the (now annulled) levirate marriage law of Deuteronomy 25:5–6 $vr$PESV_Deuteronomy 25$5-6.doc@00981@(ESV  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\kj3\FormattedBooks\Deuteronomy.doc   Deuteronomy 25:5-6@00982@KJ3  $vr$PNASB95_Deuteronomy 25$5-6.doc@00983@NASB  $vr$e:\a_data\translations\WorldEnglishBible\FormattedBooks\Deuteronomy.doc Deuteronomy 25:5-6@00984@WEB) .

[7] adultery: sexual relations with anyone or anything when at least one of the two is married

[8] fornication: sexual relations by an unmarried person with anyone not married or with anything else

[9] A contract is the most binding of legal instruments. Thus, by extension, this teaching will refer to an engagement or other agreement.

Gen. 2:24

Genesis 2:24

or, suitable for, or appropriate for.

“Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

Deut. 24:1

Deuteronomy 24:1

or, suitable for, or appropriate for.