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.
  • 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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