You are not to have sexual relations with your mother’s sister or your father’s sister; a person who does this has had sexual relations with his close relative; they will bear the consequences of their wrongdoing.
“‘Do not ·have sexual relations with [L uncover the nakedness of] your mother’s sister or your father’s sister, because that would ·shame a close relative [L expose one’s own flesh]. Both of you are guilty of this sin [18:12–13].
“You are not to have sexual relations with your mother’s sister or your father’s sister, because that is laying bare the nakedness of his close relative. They’ll continue to bear responsibility for their iniquity.
And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s achot (sister), nor of thy father’s achot (sister); for he uncovereth (i.e., incestuously dishonored) his near kin; they shall bear their iniquity.
Do not have sexual relations with your aunt, whether she is the sister of your mother or father. Any man who does such a thing has disgraced his relative. Both offenders are guilty and must suffer the consequences.
Thou shalt not discover the filth(hood) of thy mother’s sister, and of thy father’s sister; he, that doeth this, shall make naked the shame of his flesh, and both they shall bear their wickedness. (Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister, or of thy father’s sister; he, who doeth this, shall make naked his own kin’s flesh, and they both shall bear their wickedness.)
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