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.
  • Justine Odambi for verse 13
    the real voice of gospel
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What ever happened to "Thou shalt not kill "? Anyone who says that they don 't interpret the Bible is not being honest. A literal interpretation of the Bible is impossible, yet you hear ALL the time from many "religious " people that their way of preaching the Bible is the true way because they don 't interpret the Bible. modifying they don 't selectively choose.
  • IT is never a sin to love, God wants us to love one another.

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