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

New Living Translation
"If a man has sex with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal must be killed.

English Standard Version
If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal.

New American Standard Bible
If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.

King James Bible
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man has sexual intercourse with an animal, he must be put to death; you are also to kill the animal.

International Standard Version
"If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you are also to kill the animal.

NET Bible
If a man has sexual intercourse with any animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man who has sexual intercourse with an animal must be put to death. You must kill the animal, too.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if a man copulates with a beast, he shall surely be put to death, and ye shall slay the beast.

King James 2000 Bible
And if a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the animal.

American King James Version
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the beast.

American Standard Version
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that shall copulate with any beast or cattle, dying let him die, the beast also ye shall kill.

Darby Bible Translation
And if a man lie with a beast for copulation, he shall certainly be put to death; and ye shall kill the beast.

English Revised Version
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if a man shall lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

World English Bible
"'If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; and you shall kill the animal.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a man who giveth his lying with a beast is certainly put to death, and the beast ye do slay.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:10-27 These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

If a man lie with a beast,.... A sin quite unnatural, exceeding shocking and detestable, forbid Leviticus 18:23,

he shall surely be put to death: by stoning, as the Targum of Jonathan adds; and this is the death such are condemned to in the Misnah (h):

and ye shall slay the beast; with clubs, as says the Targum of Jonathan; the reasons given in the Misnah (i), why the beast was to be slain, are, because ruin came to the man by means of it, and that it might not be said, as it passed along the streets, that is the beast for which such an one was stoned. Aben Ezra says it was to be slain, that it might not cause others to sin; and he adds, there are that say it was to cover the reproach: no doubt the true reason was to deter the more from this detestable sin, that if a beast, which was only accessory to it, and an instrument of it, was put to death, of how much sorer punishment must the man that committed it be worthy of, even of eternal wrath and destruction, and, unless repented of and forgiven, must be expected by him?

(h) Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 7. sect. 4. (i) Ibid.



Leviticus 20:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Punishments for Sexual Immorality
14If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst. 15If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. 16If 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.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:19
"Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.

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 20:16
"'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

And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the beast.

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

Exodus 22:19 Whoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.

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

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