Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 24:20

“Breach, for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him againe.”

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Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him [again].
- King James Version

fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be rendered unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wound for wound, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever damage he has done, so let it be done to him.
- Basic English Bible

breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him.
- Darby Bible

Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him.
- Webster's Bible

fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has injured someone, so shall it be done to him.
- World English Bible

breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he putteth a blemish in a man so it is done in him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he hath maimed a man, so shall it be rendered unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Leviticus 24

  • Irene123
    To Geri on v. 16 - if stoning to death was only 'spiritual', I'd really like to know how they 'spiritually killed someone? God's word gives PLAIN instructions on EVERY action taken and performed in HIS name - so where are the instructions for the spiritual stoning?
  • Remember the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25. Seek our Father and through His Son continually so your oil will be plentiful and your lamp will burn bright.
  • Put to death and stoning is in the spiritual sense confirmed by the very next verse when the Father warns that those that kill any man will also be put to death: 16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
  • Bernice Burey for verse 10
    This is a picture, in type of the nation of Israel itself represented by the son of the Israelitish woman Who would seek to kill the true man of Israel the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Rev. Malsbary
    In answer to James ' question "bible verses Leviticus 19 and 24 encourages eye for an eye why would God who is all loving and just be advocating this ". It is to show that evil sin must be punished and that no one is exempt from paying for their sin. Although through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour that we are not bound to the Old Testament punishment and that by asking for Christ 's forgiveness of our sin we are absolved of them.
  • bible verses Leviticus 19 and 24 encourages eye for an eye why would God who is all loving and just be advocating this

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