Leviticus 20:13

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If a man also lie with mankind, as hee lyeth with a woman, both of them haue committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shalbe vpon them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'If {there is} a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.
- Basic English Bible

And if a man lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall certainly be put to death; their blood is upon them.
- Darby Bible

If a man also shall lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- Webster's Bible

'If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- World English Bible

`And a man who lieth with a male as one lieth with a woman; abomination both of them have done; they are certainly put to death; their blood [is] on them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 20:13


20:13 Put to death - Except the one party was forced by the other. See #Deu 22:25|.


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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