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

  • Irene123
    To Ellen Thiede on Deut. 22:5 - an 'abomination' to God is a permanent MORAL law; an abomination does not become obsolete, i.e. The Ten Commandments. The Levitical laws were ceremonial and were for the O.T. dispensation only. Th4se were not carried over into the N.T. God made man and woman; He didn't make man and a 'variable'. :and with God is no variableness of turning."
  • Bible Reader
    DEUTERONOMY 22:5 is a commandment from God not a conviction for a woman not too wear pants and likewise a man not too wear women's apparrel.
    2ND Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
    HEBREWS 12:4 Follow peace with all men, and holiness,without which no man shall see the Lord.
  • 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.
  • Lu2677
    Jesus Christ gave us the New Covenant, yes, some things were changed. Amen

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