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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

New American Standard 1977
“Whoever lies with an animal shall surely 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.
Study Bible
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.…
Word Study

Whosoever lieth
shakab  (shaw-kab')
to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose)

with a beast
bhemah  (be-hay-maw')
a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) -- beast, cattle.

shall surely
muwth  (mooth)
causatively, to kill

be put to death
muwth  (mooth)
causatively, to kill

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
Leviticus 18:23
'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.

Leviticus 20:15
If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16
If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

Deuteronomy 27:21
'Cursed is he who lies with any animal.' And 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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