Exodus 22:19
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New International Version
"Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.

New Living Translation
"Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must certainly be put to death.

English Standard Version
“Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.

New American Standard Bible
"Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

King James Bible
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever has sexual intercourse with an animal must be put to death."

International Standard Version
"Whoever has sexual relations with an animal is certainly to be put to death.

NET Bible
"Whoever has sexual relations with a beast must surely be put to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever has sexual intercourse with an animal must be put to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

American King James Version
Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.

American Standard Version
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever copulateth with a beast shall be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
Every one that lieth with a beast shall certainly be put to death.

English Revised Version
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

World English Bible
"Whoever has sex with an animal shall surely be put to death.

Young's Literal Translation
'Whoever lieth with a beast is certainly put to death.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22; 1 - 31 Judicial laws. - The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, Titus 2:12. And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 19. - Law against unnatural crime. The abomination here mentioned is said to have prevailed in Egypt, and even to have formed part of the Egyptian religion (Herod. 2:46; Strab. 17. p. 802; Clem. A1. Cohort. ad Gentes, p. 9; etc.). Though regarded by the Greeks and Romans as disgusting and contemptible, it does not seem to have been made a crime by any of their legislators. It was, however, condemned by the Gentoo laws and by the laws of Menu (11:17).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In like manner as a man and woman, by carnal copulation; this is a crime so detestable and abominable, so shocking and dishonourable to human nature, that one would think it could never be committed by any of the human species, and that there was no occasion for making a law against it; but, such is the depravity and corruption of mankind, that divine wisdom saw it necessary, and, to deter from it, made it death, as follows; such an one

shall surely be put to death; no mercy shown him, no pardon or respite given him by the civil magistrate: according to the Targum of Jonathan, the death of such a person was by stoning, for it paraphrases the words,"he shall be killed with the casting of stones.''



Exodus 22:19 Additional Commentaries
Context
Laws of Social Responsibility
18"You shall not allow a sorceress to live. 19"Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death. 20"He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:23
"'Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.

Leviticus 20:15
"'If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16
"'If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

Deuteronomy 27:21
"Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 18:23,25 Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: …

Leviticus 20:15,16 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and …

Deuteronomy 27:21 Cursed be he that lies with any manner of beast. And all the people …

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