Leviticus 20:10

“And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the man that committeth adulterie with another mans wife, euen he that committeth adulterie with his neighbours wife, the adulterer, and the adulteresse shall surely bee put to death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'If {there is} a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if a man has sex relations with another man's wife, even the wife of his neighbour, he and she are certainly to be put to death.
- Basic English Bible

And a man that committeth adultery with a man's wife, who committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, -- the adulterer and the adulteress shall certainly be put to death.
- Darby Bible

And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
- Webster's Bible

'The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
- World English Bible

`And a man who committeth adultery with a man's wife -- who committeth adultery with the wife of his neighbour -- the adulterer and the adulteress are surely put to death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Leviticus 20

  • Nicol
    thats a good encouragment,does tests icldune yeilding to temptations?It is so difficult to balance this life.One want to always please God,but on the other hand a person find herself on the wrong side.
  • Justine Odambi for verse 13
    the real voice of gospel
  • Mitchel for verse 13
    Hebrews 13:8.same God that I was, same God that I'am now, same God that I always will be.God will never change, God did not except same sex couples back than he never will.whoever that don't except that scripture is just looking for excuses to satisfy their evil designer.
  • C. Hill for verse 13
    Sin is sin one is no greater than another once you recognize the sin, you're supposed to repent and "sin no more," meaning you don't repeat that sin. Christ came to offer us salvation apart from following the "laws" because we, as human beings, were unable to be saved by following the laws as we continuously fell short. but that didn't change what had already been designated a sin. It merely offered us a way to be saved apart from the laws.
  • I think all these prior remarks miss one imprtant point : it was known from ancient times that unless strict rules were made regarding this matter then infections and illness would ensue and deformaties of any children. Also strict adherence to these rules ensured stability of family life, especially regarding the upbringing of children.
  • Old Testament practiced 3000 years ago is outdated. It is all about "eye for an eye " and "tooth for a tooth ". It is about hate and revenge and thirsting for blood, not about love, sympathy and compassion for all. Who the hell are we mortals to comment on any manner of sin....who among us is bold enough to say he she has not committed any sin??? It would be worth your while if you spent more time reflecting on and asking forgiveness for your own innumerable sins!!!

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