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Leviticus 20:17


“‘If a man has sexual intercourse with 1  his sister, whether the daughter of his father or his mother, so that he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. 2  He has exposed his sister’s nakedness; he will bear his punishment for iniquity. 3 


Ge 20:12; Le 18:9; De 27:22; 2Sa 13:12; Eze 22:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “takes.” The verb “to take” in this context means “to engage in sexual intercourse,” though some English versions translate it as “marry” (e.g., NIV, NCV, TEV, CEV).

tn Regarding the “cut off” penalty, see the note on Lev 7:20.

tn See the note on Lev 17:16 above.

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