Deuteronomy 22:22

“If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away euill from Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away the evil from Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If a man is taken in the act of going in to a married woman, the two of them, the man as well as the woman, are to be put to death: so you are to put away the evil from Israel.
- Basic English Bible

If a man be found lying with a man's wife, they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; and thou shalt put away evil from Israel.
- Darby Bible

If a man shall be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou remove evil from Israel.
- Webster's Bible

If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman: so you shall put away the evil from Israel.
- World English Bible

`When a man is found lying with a woman, married to a husband, then they have died even both of them, the man who is lying with the woman, also the woman; and thou hast put away the evil thing out of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so shalt thou put away the evil from Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Deuteronomy 22

  • Michael C.
    The Law was given as a Schoolmaster, to bring us to Christ. If the Spirit of the LORD be truly in our hearts, then we will never have any controversy with the good and clean and normal; as God made it! The wearing of garments pertaining to the other gender, is abomination to God; just as if one thinks liberty means, freedom from rule. The two different genders compliment each other to God's glory.
  • Ellen Thiede
    It really is hard to tell. In some aspects I think that this is referring mainly to gays. Honestly, though, people... Christians can only live by their convictions. That's why we're Christians in the first place is because of our conviction of God. If we are truly serving, loving and honoring God, he will convict us in those areas he needs to. There are many women serving God who wear pants.
  • Peniel Ojoba
    Jesus Christ didn't abolish anything about the law but his death impacted on all believer the grace to live above the law. For instance, no spirit filled believer can go after his neighbor's wife 'cos the Holy Spirit is there to guide him or her.
  • Stop Lying to Yourselves
    Jesus Christ did not come to do away with the law nor did he change anything. And no, you can't just do whatever you want and expect to be with God in the end. It doesn't work that way. Our loving God is also a holy and just God who HATES sin.
  • Lu2677
    Jesus Christ gave us the New Covenant, yes, some things were changed. Amen
  • Thomas Chambers
    I believe that Jesus Christ died for all sin, past, present and future Genesis through Revelations. If I interpret correctly, as described in Revelations, this is an chance once again for others to be saved. Our God is an loving God, an just God who is the I AM I AM! I like what I see thus far and hope to study Deuteronomy Chapter 22 more! Am I allowed to comment as the comments I see?

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