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Leviticus 20:20

20 “ ‘If a man has sexual relations with his aunt, he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.

Read Leviticus 20:20 Using Other Translations

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.
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.
“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.

What does Leviticus 20:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 20:20

And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife
His uncle being dead, and he marry her, which is forbidden, ( Leviticus 18:14 ) ; he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness:
his wife's, which was his, and therefore the kindred too near for a man to marry in, and such a copulation must be incestuous: they shall bear their sin;
"both" of them, as the Vulgate Latin, as before, ( Leviticus 20:19 ) ; the punishment of it, as follows: they shall be childless;
which Jarchi and other Jewish writers interpret, if they had any children at this time, that is, by a former marriage, they should die and be buried before them, which was reckoned a great punishment, see ( Jeremiah 22:30 ) .

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