Deuteronomy 21:20

“And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they shall say vnto the Elders of his citie, This our sonne is stubborne, and rebellious, hee will not obey our voice: he is a glutton, & a drunkard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And say to them, This son of ours is hard-hearted and uncontrolled, he will not give attention to us; he gives himself up to pleasure and strong drink.
- Basic English Bible

and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is unmanageable and rebellious, he hearkeneth not unto our voice; he is a profligate and a drunkard.
- Darby Bible

And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
- Webster's Bible

and they shall tell the elders of his city, "This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard."
- World English Bible

and have said unto the elders of his city, Our son -- this one -- is apostatizing and rebellious; he is not hearkening to our voice -- a glutton and drunkard;
- Youngs Literal Bible

and they shall say unto the elders of his city: 'This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he doth not hearken to our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 21:20


21:20 A glutton and a drunkard - Under which two offences others of a like or worse nature are comprehended.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 21

  • Irene123
    Taye for v. 15 - No one on here has to let you know about polygamy in this day; the Lord Jesus will let you know.
  • John Grays
    This is for the understanding of siblings and reproduction. If a man has two wives and has children with both wives, the genealogy of the children are all of the same sperm and D.N.A., therefore the children are full brothers sisters although they have different mothers. If a woman has two children and each child has a different father, then you have two different bloodlines which means half.
  • Gail Green
    Sarcifices has to be made when the they killed the rebellous son.
  • Tim George for verse 22
    Jesus paid our sin debt by hanging on a tree He rose the third day for our justification Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved
  • Franklin E Rutledge
    The wood is made from a tree. They cut down a tree, nailed and roped the top together to make a cross and then put the victim on it.
  • I can see that Polygamy is not prohibited in the Bible. You can still have more than one wife. Or if there is any verse that states categorically and is referring to the generality of human being, then let me know.

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