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You shall not have intercourse with your sister,[a](A) your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in your own household or born elsewhere.

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  1. 18:9, 11 Cf. actual or possible marriage to a half sister in Gn 20:12 and 2 Sm 13:13.

17 If a man marries his sister,(A) his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and they have intercourse with each other, that is disgraceful; they shall be publicly cut off[a] from the people; the man shall bear the penalty of having had intercourse with his own sister.

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  1. 20:17 Cut off: see note on 7:20.

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