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 20:16
 20:17
20:17 If a man takes his sister, even [a half sister] who is [only] the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother, and they both agree to a sexual act, it is an extremely shameful perversion, and they shall be cut off [spiritually] before their people. Since he has committed incest with his sister, he shall bear his guilt.
Ve'ish asher yikach et-achoto bat-aviv o vat-imo vera'ah et-ervatah vehi-tir'eh et-ervato chesed hu venichretu le'eyney beney amam ervat achoto gilah avono yisa.



Commentary:

and they both agree...
  (cf. Ramban). Literally, 'he sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness.'

extremely shameful perversion
  (Targum; Saadia; Rashbam; Ibn Ezra). Chesed in Hebrew.





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