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

  • Karen
    So many hateful pseudo-Christians comment here. There is a big problem with quoting Leviticus. The problem is that Christians are no longer under the Law. We do not live our Christian life by following the Old Testament Law. The Apostle Paul makes this abundantly clear. It is not something fabricated to win an argument, or made up in the 20th century, or manufactured to get around something somebody doesn t like. It is clearly stated in the Greek scriptures. The Apostle Paul wrote it in Galatians: All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law. Galatians 3:10 If we rely on following the Law the Torah, the first five books of the Bible we are under a curse. The passage above, Galatians 3:10, contains a quote from the Law itself, Deuteronomy 27:26. According to Paul s statement below, things have changed. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us. Galatians 3:13 It was Jesus death on the cross that rescued us from the curse of the Law.
  • 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.
  • I trust and believe the same God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I trust Him and I am taking on some of the characteristics of Jesus according to The Bible that He instructed individuals to write. Therefore, I can love the person that Practices homosexual lifestyle, I hate the sin! My God has addressed the issue and has taken a stance with an outcome for its violation. What happened in Sodom and Gormorah?

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