Leviticus Chapter 20 Discussion

  • David on Leviticus 20
    Thank you, Adam. Well said.
  • Adam - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    Hello, unfortunately what you say is untrue. I trust that this is a genuine open minded post about what the Bible really says. I will go ahead and contrast what you say vs. what the Bible says in hope that you are seeking the truth.

    1. "some of your English translations". The KJV is considered a meticulously accurate translation and is a translation for everyone, not just for some, as implied.

    2. "there has been a push". No, there hasn't. Who told you this and do you believe it? The Bible hasn't changed, but some people do.

    3. 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."

    This verse is black and white and 100% clear what it means. You can compare it to other translations and they all say the same thing. It's already translated accurately.

    4. "But, that is not what the original Hebrew text says." Yes, it is. Who told you it said something different and do you believe them? Did they have a motive for wanting to make it mean something different?

    5. "It is confusing to say the least, the Hebrew text:" No, actually, it's not confusing to others. This is a straightforward translation and the KJV English meaning is exactly the same as the Hebrew meaning. It also says the same thing earlier in Leviticus: Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. It also condemns homosexuality in other parts of the Bible. So, what is confusing about it?

    6. It does not say "layers of a woman". I'm looking at an interlinear showing the translation with strongs and it does not say your phrase.

    7. "I do not know. But it sounds to me that it means a man shouldn't lie down in any woman's bed unless it is the bed he shares with his wife."

    It already says exactly what it means. What is your motive for wanting to change it?

  • Fraser Crest on Leviticus 20:13
    The word "homosexual" or "homosexuality" exists only in some of your English translations of the Bible and there has been a push to be very clear that Leviticus refers to the sin of homosexuality. But, that is not what the original Hebrew text says. It is confusing to say the least, the Hebrew text: --- , : , . A direct translation: As a male- you will not lie down, from the layers of a woman: an abomination, he is.

    Apparently the "layers of a woman" is supposedly a woman's bed. Layers, meaning bed linens? I do not know. But it sounds to me that it means a man shouldn't lie down in any woman's bed unless it is the bed he shares with his wife. Since the other verses are about incest, it could also mean for a man not to lie in a woman's bed who is a close relative.
  • LACEy on Leviticus 20:10
    By the way i am an adult now, but i was just asking what the adult "child " could do with a rebellious family member. I understand the verse here talks about if the man commits adultery, but in my own life, it was quite different.
  • Steve Taplin on Leviticus 20
    Just remember...

    The word of God was written for a child to understand.

    Albeit, that some books, chapter, verses are written with a heavenly meaning...parable...prophesy, that are hidden until revealed in Gods time.


    If I would write a chapter on any subject...many people whom read it may have different interpretations especially if it were translated in different languages.

    There are many verses in the bible that are confusing to me (I read the bible translated to the KJV)...but I must only look to the bible for the answers or to hear or see the blessing of God.
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Leviticus 20
    "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Mat 1:21

    "And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS." Mat 1:25

    "And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." Luk 2:21
  • Sally on Leviticus 20
    How old was Jesus when he was officially given the name Jesus?
  • Lindascooks - in Reply on Leviticus 20
    In the Bible a man lost his life for spilling his seed on the ground. God doesn't always tell man why he commands certain things from however he did say "I am the LORD, and I change not. I believe that those things which he wishes to change with mankind he states so.
  • Elijah shows after Rev 614 through Rev 612 just before the 6th trumpet - in Reply on Leviticus 20
    If the wanker is behaving like Caligula, while entertaining impure thoughts of coitus with his married neighbor----his imagination is sinful, is it not? You are correct for our society, but perhaps not some thousands of years ago.

    In Noah's time there were 900 year old giants roaming around. They lived long lives to populate the earth, until the time of Moses when the life span was cut to 120. So, I'm sure this group of procreating flood survivors would not take any tossing away of seeds lightly, and therefore might consider a wank a sin. It's really the secondary charge, the sin of lust that exposes the wanker. This is the basis for Gen 38:8-10.

    Of Biblical law: if you think of adultery, you are guilty of adultery (to include perversions).

    As far as where the seeds should go, and where they shouldn't go, please see Matthew 13:3-8 & 18-23. There is subtle symbolism, enough to say that God doesn't like errant seeds.
  • Adam - in Reply on Leviticus 20
    I disagree. No where in the Bible does it say that 'destroying seed' is a sin. People commonly cite 1 scripture in Genesis 38:8-10 as support, but assume it means something other than what it says. God likely gave Onan a command to get Tamar pregnant and further the family line and when Onan disobeyed God (sin), He took his life. The sin was not obeying God's specific command to him, not the spilling of seed.

    If someone assumed spilling seed was a sin, then 100% of all men would be guilty of this whether intentional or not, and the same argument could be made for 100% of women too. Consider nocternal emissions which are uncontrollable- if what you claimed was true, you're claiming that a natural bodily function that God created is sin. So, you'd be accusing God of making bodies that automatically sin- that makes no sense. Why would God create something to commit sin against Himself? Also, you'd also be claim that any married couple who uses birth control or protection of any kind is a sin worthy of death. Are you guilty of this and do you deserve to die for your sin? Also, women naturally flush their eggs monthly- so is that also a form of spilling 'seed' as you interpret the scripture. God designed the body to naturally function that way, so you're claiming that either God's perfect design is actually flawed, or you're claiming that God wanted bodies to automatically sin against Him. Neither makes sense.

    Or is it possible you might have misinterpreted the scripture? That maybe Onan actually sinned because he disobeyed God for not getting Tamar pregnant? And that maybe it doesn't mean that 100% of all other people at 100% of the time are automatically sinning if they spill seed?

    I think the answer is clear, but do pray about it.

    Any form of lust is evil and a sin. I think that's a given. God bless.
  • Elijah shows after Rev 614 through Rev 612 just before the 6th trumpet - in Reply on Leviticus 20
    It's a sin to destroy your seed, and with lust in your heart.

    "Father Guido Sarducci" said it costs 25 cents each time, so be careful cause they add up. 25, 25, 25...
  • Mishael On Leviticus 2016 - in Reply on Leviticus 20:16
    This is from a Commentary on Google. It shows the seriousness of perversion. In most cases it's a death sentence.

    Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament:

    Whoever cursed father or mother was to be punished with death ( Leviticus 19:3); "His blood would be upon him." The CURSING of parents was a capital crime (see at Leviticus 17:4, and for the plural Exodus 22:1 and Genesis 4:10), which was to return upon the doer of it, according to Genesis 9:6. The same punishment was to be inflicted upon ADULTERY ( Leviticus 20:10, cf. Leviticus 18:20), carnal intercourse with a father's wife ( Leviticus 20:11, cf. Leviticus 18:7-8) or with a daughter-in-law ( Leviticus 20:12, cf. Leviticus 18:17), SODOMY ( Leviticus 20:13, cf. Leviticus 18:22), sexual intercourse with a mother and her daughter, in which case the punishment was to be heightened by the burning of the criminals when put to death ( Leviticus 20:14, cf. Leviticus 18:17), lying (mating) with a beast ( Leviticus 20:15, Leviticus 20:16, cf. Leviticus 18:23), sexual intercourse with a half-sister ( Leviticus 20:17, cf. Leviticus 18:9 and Leviticus 18:11), and lying with a menstruous woman ( Leviticus 20:18, cf. Leviticus 18:19). The punishment of death, which was to be inflicted in all these cases upon both the criminals, and also upon the beast that had been abused ( Leviticus 20:15, Leviticus 20:16), was to be by stoning, according to Leviticus 20:2, Leviticus 20:27, and Deuteronomy 22:21.; and by the burning ( Leviticus 20:14) we are not to understand death by fire, or burning alive, but, as we may clearly see from Joshua 7:15 and Joshua 7:25, burning the corpse after death. This was also the case in Leviticus 21:9 and Genesis 38:24.

    You can Google Book plus the scripture to read other Bible Commentaries.
  • Lise Carmen Verdon on Leviticus 20:16
    I do not understand clearly what this scripture means. I would like a response please.

    Thank you
  • According to the law Adultery was punishable by death .

    So was murder of another .

    One reason as well the adulterous person was put to death it freed the innocent person to marry another qualified to marry .

    But in today's world they would call it murder . So the innocent person must remain single because of an unjust world , we can see as things are falling away the criminals seem to be getting more and more rights .

    Here is a question for you that think because we are under grace the laws do not apply ; so being under grace if you kill someone that's fine you are not under the law right ?

    Adultery and murder are quite close in degrees of sin , both punishable by death , according to Gods laws .
  • Johnny Martinez - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    It is NOT talking about child molesters. The scripture says they are BOTH committing an abomination. Why would God charge a child with sin, if it was against his will? It is talking about two men who both know what they are doing. And it is a sin
  • Correction To The Godhead Comment on Leviticus 20:13
    The links on the Godhead comment did not work correctly. You'll have to read those out of your Bible.

  • Chris - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    Leviticus 18:22.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    Romans 1:26-27 (tap on this link)

    The whole Book of Romans describes our present day realities of what we see happening all around us.

    To choose to deny Gods existence shows that people are reprobate in their minds and hearts. Homosexuals where it says, "it's not meet", points to illness of their bodies.
  • Ruby F Mathis on Leviticus 20:13
    Is there a verse in the Bible that says, a man who lays with another man sickens me?
  • Natalie Hilliard - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    Has our country is being attacked by the demoms of Satan. Our we to just sit back and watch or stand up for jesus i stand for jesus. But how do we try and kmow the right way to address those against us.
  • Adam - in Reply on Leviticus 20:13
    Hello, yes, it means all homosexuality is a sin, evil, and unnatural and the punishment is death. Fortunately Jesus died to forgive all that all have an opportunity to go to heaven.
  • Nancy Wooten on Leviticus 20:13
    In Leviticus chapter 20 verse 13 it says if if a man lies with another man that it is an abomination and I believe that means homosexuals but other people are telling people that it means child molesters. Am I wrong is it not talking about homosexuals please tell me what it means.
  • Portia on Leviticus 20
    You're right. God has not changed in any way. But h sent His son to die, and to shed His blood for our sins. Jesus made the difference. All these things were written for our learning, though we will not literally, be stoned. Yet God's laws he in Leviticus is teaching us how we should live, today even. In your natural innate, God-given mind, you would not have sex with your sister or brother. His laws still stand in such things mentioned. We must discipline ourselves to achieve balance by bringing all our faculties and power under control. The Lord uses a disciplined mind to think clearly and understand His Word and present truth effectively to the world. Why be self-discipline? See 2 Timothy 2:15: Be diligent to approve yourself to God. Let us practice self-discipline. It will be obedience to God. Instead of doing what the people in the world do, we ought to be exposing their evil. Study God's word, ask for wisdom from above.
  • Portia on Leviticus 20
    I totally agree with Stephen Botts. God's word also tells us not to use our freedom as an opportunity to sin, because we are free from sin, in a spiritual sense, so we continue to strive in the leading of His holy spirit. We must grow and mature in Christ Jesus, while He continues to sanctify us which is an ongoing process. God is moving Believers to perfection, and when He returns, He will complete our perfection. We are to contend to the faith and the way of Christ while we are waiting. We a=should be in a state of mind to love His appearing. Blessings.
  • Rebeca on Leviticus 20
    We are God creation he made us, and design us to do his perfect will here on earth

    Therefore we came with an instruction manual and it's noted clearly in this book

    ...we must obey his commands and statutes and try not to compare to living by grace
  • The Brave Hope on Leviticus 20:8
    How in the world could (can) the Most High expect His people to totally keep his decrees, laws and commandments? Aren't there like, at least 600 of them in The Law? I thought that for today, as in the days of Abraham, God imputed to him righteousness. So would that not be the same case when it comes to being holy? And isn't sanctification an action which occurs each and every day in the life of Believers?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Leviticus 20
    witches or fortune tellers.
  • Jimmy Lathan on Leviticus 20
    An evil spirit that takes on the appearance of, and imitates a person who has died. Familiar spirits have been decieving mankind down through the ages as they have taken on the forms of people known to the living in order to mislead the living about future events, and about what lies beyond the grave.
  • Willie nelson on Leviticus 20
  • Stephen Botts on Leviticus 20
    'A disciple' is correct. God has not changed His feelings toward these sins. Only has He changed how He deals with it. We are under grace, but should we sin that grace may abound? God forbid.

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