What the Bible Says About

-By Name
-As numbered in the SAB book


Is incest forbidden?

Incestuous marriage condemned

The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, ... thou shalt not uncover. Leviticus 18:9

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister. Leviticus 18:12

And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing. Leviticus 20:17

And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity. Leviticus 20:19

Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. Deuteronomy 27:22

Incestuous marriage approved

And yet indeed, she [Sarah] is my [Abraham's] sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. Genesis 20:12

And I will bless her [Sarah], and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Genesis 17:16

And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses. Exodus 6:20

Christian Responses