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

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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.
  • Vicy
    The bibles says though shall not kill yes, but the bible talk about leviticus 20:9, 20:11, 20:12 20:13 the word of God says does people should be put to death and their blood will be upon their own head, that means if the kill does people is not sin. All that we are asking God is mercy and we need to repent from these acts if we are doing them.
  • IT is never a sin to love, God wants us to love one another.
  • Fabian Fagan for verse 13
    The Bible teaches us to love one a other, and the Bible also doesn 't sugar coat the truth. To the homosexual, I love them, but I despise their ways. No one is born a homosexual. It 's most definitely a choice. The devil is at work deceiving many into believing that homosexuality is a born trait when it is not. Sin is sin.
  • It is what it is . Man with women We should love as Jesus loves us. We all have sinned and as a child of Christ we have to fight the spiritual fight of the fresh. Turn away from ALL sin. Pray, constantly because the devil is wanting our souls.
  • Chris
    I find these passages, as well as those in Leviticus 18, to be very straightforward, leaving little, if any, to be misinterpreted. Incest, homosexuality, sex with animals....it is all sin, even today, as it was back then. There is one main difference today though. As the judgement back then in the Old Testament was to put those guilty of these sins to death, today, with the new covenant sealed by the death of Jesus Christ, we can be saved from the penalties of sin if we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and do our best to sin no more. For those who say these laws were for a different time, then read Romans 12 Vs. 2 in the New Testament where we are commanded not to conform to this world meaning, just because some say in our current society that homosexuality should be accepted because times have changed and it is not a sin, we are to always follow the teachings of the Bible .

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