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.”

King James Version (KJV)

 

 

Other Translations of Leviticus 20:13

“If a man also lie with mankind, as hee lyeth with a woman, both of them haue committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shalbe vpon them.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Leviticus chapter 20
 

“'If {there is} a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.”
New American Standard Version (1995)
 

“And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
American Standard Version (1901)
 

“And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.”
Basic English Bible
 

“And if a man lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall certainly be put to death; their blood is upon them.”
Darby Bible
 

“If any one lie with a man se with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them. ”
Douay Rheims Bible
 

“If a man also shall 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. ”
Webster's Bible
 

“'If a man lies with a male, as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
World English Bible
 

“`And a man who lieth with a male as one lieth with a woman; abomination both of them have done; they are certainly put to death; their blood [is] on them.”
Youngs Literal Bible
 

“ And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Jewish Publication Society Bible
 


 

Adam's comment on 2021-06-07 08:49:59:

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?

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Homosexuality/

 

Fraser Crest's comment on 2021-06-07 04:32:10:

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.

 

Johnny Martinez's comment on 2020-09-26 13:00:48:

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's comment on 2020-07-20 21:36:31:

The links on the Godhead comment did not work correctly. You'll have to read those out of your Bible.

Mishael

 

Chris's comment on 2020-07-20 00:19:17:

Leviticus 18:22.

 

Mishael's comment on 2020-07-19 23:00:53:

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's comment on 2020-07-19 18:33:34:

Is there a verse in the Bible that says, a man who lays with another man sickens me?

 

Natalie Hilliard's comment on 2020-07-14 07:13:55:

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's comment on 2020-07-13 18:52:32:

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's comment on 2020-07-13 18:17:46:

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.

 

greg's comment on 2014-08-09 19:00:09:

Being born again is not a get out of Jail Free card. the thing is believing Jesus Died for our sins is the start, but accepting what he taught an trying to live the way he taught, through his spirit in you.. how can we grow in fruits of the spirit if we continue in the same sin overran over again. faith without works is dead..

 

Delray's comment on 2014-04-14 11:30:39:

As a Christian struggling with this particular sin, I STAND for God 's word. He says what He means He means what He says!!! POINT BLANK

 

Lloyd's comment on 2014-01-15 01:38:24:

Behold, old things shall pass away".......... This is a new era........ Preach the Gospel of the New Testament ' Christ '

 

BroadwayErik's comment on 2014-01-11 09:00:45:

You can interpret this any way you feel. The only fact of it is that the Old Testament was written by the ancient Israelites thousands of years ago, in a society extremely different from ours. It is easy to take this verse out of context and manipulate it to your liking. Would not you be better off studying the history of the Old Testement and try and analyze what they were ACTUALLY talking about? just a thought.

 

Sarah's comment on 2013-12-27 15:20:07:

The Old Testament is a history of tradition, the point of Jesus, and therefore chrIstianity was to bring a new way of worship and dealing with our fellow mankind. Fear based religion with fire and brimstone postulations were replaced with love and positivity, traditons were not to be considered the law. See Mark 7.1-23. Leviticus is moot.

 

Tom's comment on 2013-12-24 07:55:43:

I believe the Bible, its not that Christians don't still love and care for people who do not follow Gods word, Its just most christians are tired of being told were intolorant, and bigot because we dont do the do the political correct thing and accept these people the way they are, All people are sinners and fall short of Gods glory but by believing and accepting christ we are redeemed. Part of that is accepting the Bible as God's word and trying are best to follow and ask for forgivness when we fall short and strength to do the right thing and not commit the sins again. I think part of the problem is also human nature, and people dont like being told they're doing anything wrong or want to bend Gods word to suit there needs and life styles.

 

Dojcin's comment on 2013-12-03 13:11:33:

The word "mankind" in Lev 20:13 is actually ZAKHAV which means "male" in hebrew.

It should read better:

"...If a man lies with a male, as he lyeth with a woman, both of them have committed abomination."

Also the word "both" is Hebrew word "shanehem" which implies two people, not a group.

 

Samdani's comment on 2013-11-14 20:49:08:

Please, read it again and again and if you have problems with English, use a dictionary.

If a man also lie with mankind, as hee lyeth with a woman, both of them haue committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shalbe vpon them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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And if a man has sex relations with a man, the two of them have done a disgusting thing: let them be put to death; their blood will be on them.
- Basic English Bible.

What part is hard to understand ?

 

Krag's comment on 2013-05-17 08:49:28:

The key word here is mankind . It does not mention man (singular). Mankind is a general term for "all humans"both male and female. It sounds to me like he doesn't want orgies.

 

Anonymous's comment on 2013-04-26 16:22:25:

What if they truly have found love for the same sex? Then what? God loves all equal regardless of the sin and the depths it may have on anyone. If God himself didn't want homosexuality or homosexuals then he wouldn't have put the first people to come up with this logic in their own minds. It takes two to tango and one to sin. But I'm seriously confused on the topic and need some words of wisdom.

 


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