Leviticus 18:20
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New International Version
"'Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself with her.

New Living Translation
"Do not defile yourself by having sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife.

English Standard Version
And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife and so make yourself unclean with her.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

King James Bible
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife, defiling yourself with her."

International Standard Version
"You are not to have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and thereby become ceremonially unclean with her."

NET Bible
You must not have sexual intercourse with the wife of your fellow citizen to become unclean with her.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, and defile yourself with her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never have sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife and become unclean with her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

New American Standard 1977
‘And you shall not have intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, contaminating thyself with her.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.

American King James Version
Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife, nor be defiled with mingling of seed.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to become unclean with her.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.

World English Bible
"'You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, and defile yourself with her.

Young's Literal Translation
'And unto the wife of thy fellow thou dost not give thy seed of copulation, for uncleanness with her.
Study Bible
Unlawful Sexual Relations
19'Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness during her menstrual impurity. 20You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her. 21'You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:27
You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'

Matthew 5:28
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.

Leviticus 20:10
If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Numbers 5:13
and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act,

Proverbs 6:29
So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.
Treasury of Scripture

Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.

Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he …

Exodus 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 5:18 Neither shall you commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 22:22,25 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then …

2 Samuel 11:3,4,27 And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not …

Proverbs 6:25,29-33 Lust not after her beauty in your heart; neither let her take you …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Matthew 5:27,28 You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not …

Romans 2:22 You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? …

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

(20) Thy neighbour's wife.--For committing adultery, which is here branded as a defilement, whether with a betrothed or married woman, both guilty parties incurred the penalty of death by stoning. (See Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22; Ezekiel 16:38; Ezekiel 16:40; John 8:5.) In Egypt the adulterer received a thousand strokes with a stick, and the guilty woman had her nose cut off, and to this day the criminal wife among the Bedouins is executed by her husband, father, or brother, without any mercy. Both criminals were also punished with death among other Eastern nations.

Verse 20. - The second prohibition is, Thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife - a prohibition already made in other words in the ten commandments. The punishment for adultery is death by stoning (chapter 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22; John 9:5) - a more severe penalty than was usually inflicted in other nations. Moreover, thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife,.... Which is adultery, and a breach of the seventh command, Exodus 20:14,

to defile thyself with her; not only adultery is a defiling a man's wife, as it is sometimes called, but the adulterer defiles himself: all sin is of a defiling nature, but especially this, which defiles a man both in soul and body, and brings a blot and stain upon his character, which shall not be wiped off, Proverbs 6:32. 18:1-30 Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts. - Here is a law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of the heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual preservative from gross sin. The grace of God only will secure us; that grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till they have left him and his services.
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