Leviticus 20:9

“For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For euery one that curseth his father or his mother, shalbe surely put to death: hee hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shalbe vpon him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'If {there is} anyone who curses his father or his mother, he shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother, his bloodguiltiness is upon him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every man cursing his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death; because of his curse on his father or his mother, his blood will be on him.
- Basic English Bible

Whatever man revileth his father and his mother shall certainly be put to death: he hath reviled his father and his mother; his blood is upon him.
- Darby Bible

For every one that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
- Webster's Bible

'For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
- World English Bible

`For any man who revileth his father and his mother is certainly put to death; his father and his mother he hath reviled: his blood [is] on him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For whatsoever man there be that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 20:9


20:9 Curseth - This is not here meant of every perverse expression, but of bitter reproaches or imprecations. His blood shall be upon him - He is guilty of his own death: he deserves to die for so unnatural a crime.


Discussion for Leviticus 20:9

  • This verse can be confusing, but know that it's translation means: Respect and honor your Parents no matter what they do and God will take care of their short comings. True Christians should know the real meaning of God's Words. Those who study.
  • @E,
    Shall we send all the little blasphemous kids your way then?
  • I search in vain for a church that is willing to put children to death for cursing their parents. Is there not a SINGLE CHRISTIAN church on this Earth!

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