Leviticus 18:22

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 18:22

Thou shalt not lie with mankinde, as with womankinde: it is abomination.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not have sex relations with men, as you do with women: it is a disgusting thing.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt not lie with mankind as one lieth with a woman: it is an abomination.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
- Webster's Bible

'You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman. That is detestable.
- World English Bible

`And with a male thou dost not lie as one lieth with a woman; abomination it [is].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 18:22

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 18:22

18:21 Pass through fire - This was done, either by burning them in the fire, or by making them pass between two great fires, which was a kind of consecration of them to that God. Moloch - Called also Milcom, was an idol chiefly of the Ammonites. He seems to be the Saturn of the heathens, to whom especially children and men were sacrificed. This is mentioned, because the neighbours of Israel were most infected with this idolatry, and therefore they are particularly cautioned against it, though under this one instance all other idols and acts, or kinds of idolatry, are manifestly comprehended and forbidden.

Discussion for Leviticus 18:22

  • Ricky Alexander on Leviticus 18:22
    Adam our earthy father , abraham our spiritua father ... explained
  • Tihstae on Leviticus 18:22
    To all those who think that this verse and other verses like this in the Old Testament only apply to the Old Testament, didn't. Jesus say in Matthew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil."?
  • Zoey jenkins on Leviticus 18:22
    it seems like a lot of people forget that the writers of the bibles opinions can influence the scriptures. anyone can say they were "inspired by god" and write a long book.
  • Tihstae - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    The King James Bible was translated by 56 VERY learned scholars, all of whom double checked each other's work VERY extensively. Therefore, it can be concluded that nobody's opinion was interjected into the translation of the King James Bible, but fact and fact alone. Exactly what the Hebrew text of the Old Testament & Greek text of the Textus Receptus, which the New Testament was translated from, say exactly what the King James Bible says, no opinion involved. Don't buy into the lies that are told by the degenerates/reprobates of this day who want to cast doubt in people's minds the veracity of the REAL Bible(KJV 1611).
  • Mishael - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    All I can add is, the same people that eat curly fries smothered in processed cheese, onions, jalapeo peppers and hot dog chili

    will probably buy those books.

    I've always believed we should ask the Lord what He thinks? One of the good ones was Healing The Sick by TL Osborne. I actually got healed reading a couple of chapters! If the Lord says it's useful I do not judge the writer.

    He had to sit on me many times to squash that judgmental attitude out of me :/
  • Kanda on Leviticus 18:22
    Think every part of that verse is clear ,why do people have to manipulate in their own way to Suit their preferencee
  • Therese on Leviticus 18:22
    To the best of my knowledge, God gave us the 10 commandments and the Our Father, Men wrote the Bible. the words, language, and translation, have changed so much in the passed years, and centuries, and guess what, God has not changed, the prayer and 10 commandments have not changed so follow God and his commandments and say his prayer, and you can 't go wrong, and yes keep reading the Bible, but if there is something you don 't understand, pray about it and i promise you 'll get your answer, and also always treat people as you think God would would treat them, don 't judge, and if you feel they have a problem pray for them.
  • Mike on Leviticus 18:22
    I would like everyone to realize this is Leviticus. This is before Jesus died on the cross. I would like to point out also the reason for Jesus 's sacrifice to allow us to repent our sins. That is why nobody burns offerings and that is why you can be forgiven of your sins by allowing Jesus into your heart and accepting him as your savior. On top of that, many people act with surprising hatred towards gay people this is not His word. His teachings are of respect and love towards all fellow people, regardless of gender, skin, sexuality, or even the religion they practice. Jesus love.
  • Mc - in Reply on Leviticus 18:22
    I agree wholeheartedly with your letter there is nothingmore to say you said it all lets hope the coming of god will be soon
  • Flaker on Leviticus 18:22
    OK this is how I see it the bible is very clear on how we should live our life Homosexuality is sin not that I am judging anybody for thats not my job only the father himself can do that It is said that as a christian we as his followers are to preach the word and it speaks directly against it There are many people who manipulate the bible to benefit them for example people who have relations with a lot of women quote the old testament that speaks it is better to put your seed in the belly of a whore than to spend on the ground Well that is why its the old testament it s when the world was being repopulated The same goes for an eye for an eye That s why there is a new testament and as for that it tells us how to be christian like and from what my bible tells me any man who lies with a man or any woman who lies with another women with open their eyes in hell after their last breath I am taking what Jesus said and doing my best to follow it I do not hate anybody who chooses to live their on way neither does the lord even homosexuals but if you live in sin you will go to hell and it is a sin God Bless America and God Bless All Of You


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