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Deuteronomy 27:20

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27:20 ‘Cursed is the one who has sexual relations with 1  his father’s former wife, 2  for he dishonors his father.’ 3  Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

Deuteronomy 27:23

Context
27:23 ‘Cursed is the one who has sexual relations with his mother-in-law.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

1 tn Heb “who lies with” (so NASB, NRSV); also in vv. 22, 23. This is a Hebrew idiom for having sexual relations (cf. NIV “who sleeps with”; NLT “who has sexual intercourse with”).

2 tn See note at Deut 22:30.

3 tn Heb “he uncovers his father’s skirt” (NASB similar). See note at Deut 22:30.



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