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20 If a man goes to bed[a] with his aunt, he has exposed his uncle’s nakedness; they must bear responsibility for their sin, they will die childless. 21 If a man has marital relations with[b] his brother’s wife, it is indecency. He has exposed his brother’s nakedness;[c] they will be childless.

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  1. Leviticus 20:20 tn Heb “lies down with.” See note at v. 11.
  2. Leviticus 20:21 tn Heb “takes.” See notes at vv. 14 and 17. sn It must be assumed that the brother is still alive in this situation, since Deut 25:5 requires a man to marry his brother’s widow and have a child in his brother’s name. It is less clear whether the brother in this case has divorced his wife.
  3. Leviticus 20:21 sn See the note on Lev 18:7 above.