Deuteronomy 22:5

“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The woman shall not weare that which pertaineth vnto a man, neither shall a man put on a womans garment: for all that doe so, are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not right for a woman to be dressed in man's clothing, or for a man to put on a woman's robe: whoever does such things is disgusting to the Lord your God.
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be a man's apparel on a woman, neither shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever doeth so is an abomination to Jehovah thy God.
- Darby Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD thy God.
- Webster's Bible

A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
- World English Bible

`The habiliments of a man are not on a woman, nor doth a man put on the garment of a woman, for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [is] any one doing these.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 22:5


22:5 Shall not wear - Namely, ordinarily or unnecessarily, for in some cases this may be lawful, as to make an escape for one's life. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 22:5

  • Temitope for verse 5
    Let Holy Spirit lead you...
  • Sharifah for verse 5
    i think i was about those people trying to be women and change their true nature of creation and about the homosexuality they are like not appreciative about God's plan for them.
  • Pst Godwn oyakhilome cmr for verse 5
    the bible make me to understand that we should not believe in the thougth of phylosophers, we are in end time we need to be very carefull with those fake pastors and prophet who miss interpret the bible, that it is good for a woman to wear a trouser.
  • Jim Griffin for verse 5
    When speaking of a mans garment it is referring specifically to the breeches which were designed for the men to wear under their robes and in todays society pants, I've struggled with this verse but after exhausted study have come to the conclusion it means what it says. Better to err on the side of caution than be an abomination.
  • Celuska for verse 5
    I think that God Is wise and he knows all those complications in this modern world.
  • Ubong N. Adiauko for verse 5
    Adam answered and replied to God saying 'the wife you gave me, when God asked him hast thou eaten of the tree I instructed you not to? In the case of Due. 22:5, there was and there's still a clear specifications in the issues of man not adoring himself with women apparel and vice versa. God knew human mentality that His word can be questioned and He spelled this law out through moses. It was to be observed physically, mentally, emotionally and otherwise, unlike Adam telling God ' this wife you gave me,' meaning that God should have instructed Eve also. God is Truth.

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