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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
20:13 Put to death - Except the one party was forced by the other. See #Deu 22:25|.
Dojcin's comment on 2013-12-03 15:11:33:
The word "mankind" in Lev 20:13 is actually ZAKHAV which means "male" in hebrew.
It should read better:
"...If a man lies with a male, as he lyeth with a woman, both of them have committed abomination."
Also the word "both" is Hebrew word "shanehem" which implies two people, not a group.
Samdani's comment on 2013-11-14 22:49:08:
Please, read it again and again and if you have problems with English, use a dictionary.
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
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.
What part is hard to understand ?
Krag's comment on 2013-05-17 10:49:28:
The key word here is mankind . It does not mention man (singular). Mankind is a general term for "all humans"both male and female. It sounds to me like he doesn't want orgies.
Anonymous's comment on 2013-04-26 18:22:25:
What if they truly have found love for the same sex? Then what? God loves all equal regardless of the sin and the depths it may have on anyone. If God himself didn't want homosexuality or homosexuals then he wouldn't have put the first people to come up with this logic in their own minds. It takes two to tango and one to sin. But I'm seriously confused on the topic and need some words of wisdom.
Michael's comment on 2013-02-20 05:02:08:
We can pick our sides and positions and that is all well and good. But we cannot stop there. While we believe homosexuality is an abomination, those loved ones and friends need to repeatedly hear this from us. Remember that WE are placed in their lives to point this out - to point them to everlasting life with Christ. Do we have any fight left in us? Do we wish to SAVE them or to just pick a side? At the end time - our end time and theirs - the chasm will be too great, the separation too far to do anything about it. I am Michael and I call each of you into action. Fight as if you were saving someone's life; in fact you are saving their souls!
Lee's comment on 2013-02-16 10:32:25:
It is what it is, after all, mankind tend to twist the Lordís words to suit themselves to their own deceptive satisfaction. The Lordís words are plain and simple to understand.
Mike's comment on 2012-12-23 18:26:24:
I have no problem in what it says in Leviticus. I think it boils down to where you put your final authority. I put my final authority in the King James Bible and trust solely in that. I know if I put it in myself, Iíll be in huge trouble. Trying to be a "good person" takes away from the ultimate sacrifice of my Lord Jesus Christ who paid with his life so that my sins are covered in His blood. The Bible says that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins. Hebrews 9:22.
Danielle's comment on 2012-12-15 19:13:40:
The reason so many laws regarding food were written like they were in the days of Moses, is because they didn't have the means to clean what was unclean. For instance it was against their religion not to eat pork, with modern day tech we are able to eat pork without getting sick. If you recall, God told Noah that all animals could be eaten as food, and clothing. Moses being a prince of Egypt was following Egyptian customs of not eating certain animals that would make them sick. Those animals were all meat eaters they considered unclean. Animals that ate grass were considered clean and therefore was acceptable meat for humans to eat. It is true we are not to judge others, that is God our Father in Heavenís job. He is to judge each and every one of us. We are given the right to discern what is right from what is wrong and decide which path to follow. Whether we choose the right way or the wrong one, we will still have to answer to God. That is the free agency he gave to each one of us. He is a loving father who is quick to forgive us of our trespasses if we only ask for his forgiveness. He loves us, but not always what we do; he hates the sin, but he truly loves his children.
CW's comment on 2012-11-20 11:54:03:
Believe every word the bible says, Jesus came not to destroy the law but to fulfill it, so the Old Testament laws still hold true today, just like the New Testament. We have to take the bible as a whole, not just the parts we like.
Emily's comment on 2012-11-15 15:50:26:
Love how people pick and choose WHICH parts of the bible to follow and which parts not to. You say since it's an abomination to God then it should be to us... Ok then, are you saying that we are to judge just like God? 'Judge not'!!; I would also imagine that if you would follow it that closely and were so honorable you would honor thy father or mother (as the commandment says) if they were abusing you and were drug addicts and gave you drugs? Right? I suppose you would still honor them with the faith that God would make it stop eventually/hopefully before you die or become addicted yourself or go to prison yourself and trust that he'd reward you in heaven....right?!! Is that what you would tell the children who were being abused by their parents? No, don't report it if your parents tell you not to tell anyone! Suffer through it! You must honor your mother and father!! Get over yourself! It's people like you and the strict Catholics that ruin it for others who just want to believe and want to be a good person but still fear they just aren't good enough! Judge not least ye be judged! You people are the most judgmental people out there!!! I know! Born and raised Catholic and am proud to consider myself a Recovering Catholic!
TJ's comment on 2012-11-12 11:25:12:
The state of Washington made gay marriage and pot smoking legal. Leviticus 20:13. "If a man lies with a man as he would with a woman, they should both be stoned."
Roland's comment on 2012-11-11 03:04:20:
Charles I hope you remember to follow all the rest. Are you wearing modern mixed textile clothing? Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together - Deutronomy 22:11, also repeated in Leviticus 19:19. Also do you eat shellfish? Prawns, Mussels, Scallops? Then yeah you're due a stoning. There's a reason we no longer follow the Old Testament laws because society evolved.
T's comment on 2012-07-31 23:15:56:
Fornication is fornication, regardless of who is doing it, is it not?
How quickly we pass judgment when it is not our place, but God's, to do so...
Samuel's comment on 2012-05-31 18:08:11:
The Bible mentions homosexuality is forbidden. And that homosexuals are refereed as sodomites, not "gay".
Charles Ketchum's comment on 2012-05-16 18:30:13:
Though this verse specifically was directed to the children of Israel, it applies universally to all of mankind. This act of man lying with man is an abomination to GOD which in turn should be an abomination to us also.
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