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

  • 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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