Lev 10:4

(NIV)
Moses summoned Mishael and Elzaphan, sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel, and said to them, ‘Come here; carry your cousins outside the camp, away from the front of the sanctuary.’
(ESV)
And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near; carry your brothers away from the front of the sanctuary and out of the camp.”

Lev 20:20

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

(ESV)
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.

Lev 25:49

(NIV)
an uncle or a cousin or any blood-relative in their clan may redeem them. Or if they prosper, they may redeem themselves.
(ESV)
or his uncle or his cousin may redeem him, or a close relative from his clan may redeem him. Or if he grows rich he may redeem himself.

Num 36:11

(NIV)
Zelophehad’s daughters – Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milkah and Noah – married their cousins on their father’s side.
(ESV)
for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to sons of their father’s brothers.

Deut 33:12

(NIV)
About Benjamin he said:

‘Let the beloved of the  Lord rest secure in him,
for he shields him all day long,
and the one the  Lord loves rests between his shoulders.’
(ESV)
Of Benjamin he said,

“The beloved of the  Lord dwells in safety.
The High God surrounds him all day long,
and dwells between his shoulders.”

1Sam 10:14

(NIV)
Now Saul’s uncle asked him and his servant, ‘Where have you been?’

‘Looking for the donkeys,’ he said. ‘But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.’

(ESV)
Saul’s uncle said to him and to his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said “To seek the donkeys. And when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”

1Sam 10:15

(NIV)
Saul’s uncle said, ‘Tell me what Samuel said to you.’

(ESV)
And Saul’s uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.”

1Sam 10:16

(NIV)
Saul replied, ‘He assured us that the donkeys had been found.’ But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kingship.

(ESV)
And Saul said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But about the matter of the kingdom, of which Samuel had spoken, he did not tell him anything.

1Sam 14:50

(NIV)
His wife’s name was Ahinoam daughter of Ahimaaz. The name of the commander of Saul’s army was Abner son of Ner, and Ner was Saul’s uncle.
(ESV)
And the name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul’s uncle.

2Kgs 24:17

(NIV)
He made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

(ESV)
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place and changed his name to Zedekiah.

1Chr 27:32

(NIV)
Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counsellor, a man of insight and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hakmoni took care of the king’s sons.

(ESV)
Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni attended the king’s sons.

Esth 2:7

(NIV)
Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.

(ESV)
He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was lovely to look at, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.

Esth 2:15

(NIV)
When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favour of everyone who saw her.
(ESV)
When the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her.

Ps 60:5

(NIV)
Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.
(ESV)
That your beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

(NIV)

For the director of music. According to gittith. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Ps 84:1

(NIV)
How lovely is your dwelling-place,
 Lord Almighty!
(ESV)
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O  Lord of hosts!

Ps 108:6

(NIV)
Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.
(ESV)
That your beloved ones may be delivered,
give salvation by your right hand and answer me!

Ps 127:2

(NIV)
In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat –
for he grants sleep to those he loves.
(ESV)
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Prov 7:18

(NIV)
Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning;
let’s enjoy ourselves with love!
(ESV)
Come, let us take our fill of love till morning;
let us delight ourselves with love.

Song 1:2

(NIV)
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth –
for your love is more delightful than wine.
(ESV)
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine;

Song 1:4

(NIV)
Take me away with you – let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
We rejoice and delight in you;
we will praise your love more than wine.
How right they are to adore you!
(ESV)
Draw me after you; let us run.
The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.

Song 1:13

(NIV)
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh
resting between my breasts.
(ESV)
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh
that lies between my breasts.

Song 1:14

(NIV)
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
from the vineyards of En Gedi.
(ESV)
My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
in the vineyards of Engedi.

Song 1:16

(NIV)
How handsome you are, my beloved!
Oh, how charming!
And our bed is verdant.
(ESV)
Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful.
Our couch is green;

Song 2:3

(NIV)
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest
is my beloved among the young men.
I delight to sit in his shade,
and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
(ESV)
As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
so is my beloved among the young men.
With great delight I sat in his shadow,
and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song 2:8

(NIV)
Listen! My beloved!
Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
(ESV)
The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes,
leaping over the mountains,
bounding over the hills.

Song 2:9

(NIV)
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Look! There he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattice.
(ESV)
My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Behold, there he stands
behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
looking through the lattice.

Song 2:10

(NIV)
My beloved spoke and said to me,
‘Arise, my darling,
my beautiful one, come with me.
(ESV)
My beloved speaks and says to me:
Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away,

Song 2:16

(NIV)
My beloved is mine and I am his;
he browses among the lilies.
(ESV)
My beloved is mine, and I am his;
he grazes among the lilies.

Song 2:17

(NIV)
Until the day breaks
and the shadows flee,
turn, my beloved,
and be like a gazelle
or like a young stag
on the rugged hills.
(ESV)
Until the day breathes
and the shadows flee,
turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle
or a young stag on cleft mountains.

Song 4:10

(NIV)
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much more pleasing is your love than wine,
and the fragrance of your perfume
more than any spice!
(ESV)
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much better is your love than wine,
and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

Song 4:16

(NIV)
Awake, north wind,
and come, south wind!
Blow on my garden,
that its fragrance may spread everywhere.
Let my beloved come into his garden
and taste its choice fruits.
(ESV)
Awake, O north wind,
and come, O south wind!
Blow upon my garden,
let its spices flow.
Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choicest fruits.

Song 5:1

(NIV)
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh with my spice.
I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey;
I have drunk my wine and my milk.
Eat, friends, and drink;
drink your fill of love.
(ESV)
I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,
I gathered my myrrh with my spice,
I ate my honeycomb with my honey,
I drank my wine with my milk.
Eat, friends, drink,
and be drunk with love!

Song 5:2

(NIV)
I slept but my heart was awake.
Listen! My beloved is knocking:
‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my flawless one.
My head is drenched with dew,
my hair with the dampness of the night.’
(ESV)
I slept, but my heart was awake.
A sound! My beloved is knocking.
Open to me, my sister, my love,
my dove, my perfect one,
for my head is wet with dew,
my locks with the drops of the night.”

Song 5:4

(NIV)
My beloved thrust his hand through the latch-opening;
my heart began to pound for him.
(ESV)
My beloved put his hand to the latch,
and my heart was thrilled within me.

Song 5:5

(NIV)
I arose to open for my beloved,
and my hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with flowing myrrh,
on the handles of the bolt.
(ESV)
I arose to open to my beloved,
and my hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with liquid myrrh,
on the handles of the bolt.

Song 5:6

(NIV)
I opened for my beloved,
but my beloved had left; he was gone.
My heart sank at his departure.
I looked for him but did not find him.
I called him but he did not answer.
(ESV)
I opened to my beloved,
but my beloved had turned and gone.
My soul failed me when he spoke.
I sought him, but found him not;
I called him, but he gave no answer.

Song 5:8

(NIV)
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you –
if you find my beloved,
what will you tell him?
Tell him I am faint with love.
(ESV)
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
if you find my beloved,
that you tell him
I am sick with love.

Song 5:9

(NIV)
How is your beloved better than others,
most beautiful of women?
How is your beloved better than others,
that you so charge us?
(ESV)
What is your beloved more than another beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
What is your beloved more than another beloved,
that you thus adjure us?

Song 5:10

(NIV)
My beloved is radiant and ruddy,
outstanding among ten thousand.
(ESV)
My beloved is radiant and ruddy,
distinguished among ten thousand.

Song 5:16

(NIV)
His mouth is sweetness itself;
he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved, this is my friend,
daughters of Jerusalem.
(ESV)
His mouth is most sweet,
and he is altogether desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.

Song 6:1

(NIV)
Where has your beloved gone,
most beautiful of women?
Which way did your beloved turn,
that we may look for him with you?
(ESV)
Where has your beloved gone,
O most beautiful among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
that we may seek him with you?

Song 6:2

(NIV)
My beloved has gone down to his garden,
to the beds of spices,
to browse in the gardens
and to gather lilies.
(ESV)
My beloved has gone down to his garden
to the beds of spices,
to graze in the gardens
and to gather lilies.

Song 6:3

(NIV)
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he browses among the lilies.
(ESV)
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he grazes among the lilies.

Song 7:9

(NIV)
and your mouth like the best wine.
May the wine go straight to my beloved,
flowing gently over lips and teeth.
(ESV)
and your mouth like the best wine.
It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
gliding over lips and teeth.

Song 7:10

(NIV)
I belong to my beloved,
and his desire is for me.
(ESV)
I am my beloved’s,
and his desire is for me.

Song 7:11

(NIV)
Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside,
let us spend the night in the villages.
(ESV)
Come, my beloved,
let us go out into the fields
and lodge in the villages;

Song 7:12

(NIV)
Let us go early to the vineyards
to see if the vines have budded,
if their blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates are in bloom –
there I will give you my love.
(ESV)
let us go out early to the vineyards
and see whether the vines have budded,
whether the grape blossoms have opened
and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.

Song 7:13

(NIV)
The mandrakes send out their fragrance,
and at our door is every delicacy,
both new and old,
that I have stored up for you, my beloved.
(ESV)
The mandrakes give forth fragrance,
and beside our doors are all choice fruits,
new as well as old,
which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.

Song 8:5

(NIV)
Who is this coming up from the wilderness
leaning on her beloved?
Under the apple tree I roused you;
there your mother conceived you,
there she who was in labour gave you birth.
(ESV)
Who is that coming up from the wilderness,
leaning on her beloved?
Under the apple tree I awakened you.
There your mother was in labor with you;
there she who bore you was in labor.

Song 8:14

(NIV)
Come away, my beloved,
and be like a gazelle
or like a young stag
on the spice-laden mountains.
(ESV)
Make haste, my beloved,
and be like a gazelle
or a young stag
on the mountains of spices.

Isa 5:1

(NIV)
I will sing for the one I love
a song about his vineyard:
my loved one had a vineyard
on a fertile hillside.
(ESV)
Let me sing for my beloved
my love song concerning his vineyard:
My beloved had a vineyard
on a very fertile hill.

Jer 11:15

(NIV)
‘What is my beloved doing in my temple
as she, with many others, works out her evil schemes?
Can consecrated meat avert your punishment?
When you engage in your wickedness,
then you rejoice.’
(ESV)
What right has my beloved in my house when she has done many vile deeds? Can even sacrificial flesh avert your doom? Can you then exult?

Jer 12:7

(NIV)
‘I will forsake my house,
abandon my inheritance;
I will give the one I love
into the hands of her enemies.
(ESV)
“I have forsaken my house;
I have abandoned my heritage;
I have given the beloved of my soul
into the hands of her enemies.

Jer 32:7

(NIV)
Hanamel son of Shallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, “Buy my field at Anathoth, because as nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.”

(ESV)
Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you and sayBuy my field that is at Anathoth for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.’

Jer 32:8

(NIV)
‘Then, just as the  Lord had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, “Buy my field at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. Since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, buy it for yourself.”

‘I knew that this was the word of the  Lord;
(ESV)
Then Hanamel my cousin came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the  Lord, and said to me, ‘Buy my field that is at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, for the right of possession and redemption is yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the word of the  Lord.

Jer 32:9

(NIV)
so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels of silver.
(ESV)
“And I bought the field at Anathoth from Hanamel my cousin, and weighed out the money to him, seventeen shekels of silver.

Jer 32:12

(NIV)
and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

(ESV)
And I gave the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my cousin, in the presence of the witnesses who signed the deed of purchase, and in the presence of all the Judeans who were sitting in the court of the guard.

Ezek 16:8

(NIV)
‘“Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign  Lord, and you became mine.

(ESV)
“When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord  God and you became mine.

Ezek 23:17

(NIV)
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust they defiled her. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.
(ESV)
And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoring lust. And after she was defiled by them, she turned from them in disgust.

Amos 6:10

(NIV)
And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn them asks anyone who might be hiding there, ‘Is anyone else with you?’ and he says, ‘No,’ then he will go on to say, ‘Hush! We must not mention the name of the  Lord.’

(ESV)
And when one’s relative, the one who anoints him for burial, shall take him up to bring the bones out of the house, and shall say to him who is in the innermost parts of the house, “Is there still anyone with you?” he shall say, “No”; and he shall say, “Silence! We must not mention the name of the  Lord.”

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