Leviticus 18:23
New International Version
"'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.

New Living Translation
"A man must not defile himself by having sex with an animal. And a woman must not offer herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it. This is a perverse act.

English Standard Version
And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.

Berean Study Bible
You must not have sexual relations with any animal, thus defiling yourself with it; a woman must not stand before an animal to mate with it; that is a perversion.

New American Standard Bible
'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.

King James Bible
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sexual intercourse with any animal, defiling yourself with it; a woman is not to present herself to an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who has sex with an animal is unclean.

Good News Translation
No man or woman is to have sexual relations with an animal; that perversion makes you ritually unclean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sexual intercourse with any animal, defiling yourself with it; a woman is not to present herself to an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion."

International Standard Version
"You are not to present yourself to an animal in order to have sexual relations with it and by doing so to defile yourself. A woman is not to present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it. It's detestable.

NET Bible
You must not have sexual intercourse with any animal to become defiled with it, and a woman must not stand before an animal to have sexual intercourse with it; it is a perversion.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not have sexual relations with any animal to become defiled with it, nor shall any woman give herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it. It is a perversion.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never have sexual intercourse with any animal and become unclean with it. A woman must never offer herself to an animal for sexual intercourse. It is unnatural.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto; it is perversion.

New American Standard 1977
‘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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast to join herself with it; it is mixture.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall you lie with any animal to defile yourself with it: neither shall any woman stand before an animal to lie down with it: it is perversion.

American King James Version
Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Neither shalt thou lie with any quadruped for copulation, to be polluted with it: neither shall a woman present herself before any quadruped to have connexion with it; for it is an abomination.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not copulate with any beast, neither shalt thou be defiled with it. A woman shall not lie down to a beast, nor copulate with it: because it is a heinous crime.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt lie with no beast to become unclean therewith; and a woman shall not stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is confusion.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

World English Bible
"'You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman give herself to an animal, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.

Young's Literal Translation
And with any beast thou dost not give thy copulation, for uncleanness with it; and a woman doth not stand before a beast to lie down with it; confusion it is.
Study Bible
Unlawful Sexual Relations
22You must not lie with a man as with a woman; that is an abomination. 23You must not have sexual relations with any animal, thus defiling yourself with it; a woman must not stand before an animal to mate with it; that is a perversion. 24Do not defile yourselves by any of these practices, for by all these things the nations I am driving out before you have defiled themselves.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:19
Whoever has sexual relations with an animal must surely be put to death.

Leviticus 20:15
If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he must be put to death. And you are also to kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16
If a woman approaches any animal to mate with it, you must kill both the woman and the animal. They must surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Deuteronomy 27:21
Cursed is he who has sexual relations with any animal.' And let all the people say, 'Amen!'

Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

any beast

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

Exodus 22:19
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

confusion

Leviticus 20:12
And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.







Lexicon
You must not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

have sexual relations
תִתֵּ֥ן (ṯit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

with any
וּבְכָל־ (ū·ḇə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

animal,
בְּהֵמָ֛ה (bə·hê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

thus defiling yourself
לְטָמְאָה־ (lə·ṭā·mə·’āh-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2930: To be or become unclean

with it;
בָ֑הּ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a woman
וְאִשָּׁ֗ה (wə·’iš·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

must not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

stand
תַעֲמֹ֞ד (ṯa·‘ă·mōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before
לִפְנֵ֧י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

an animal
בְהֵמָ֛ה (ḇə·hê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

to mate with it;
לְרִבְעָ֖הּ (lə·riḇ·‘āh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7250: To squat, lie out flat, in copulation

that
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is a perversion.
תֶּ֥בֶל (te·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8397: Mixture, unnatural bestiality
(23) Any beast.--The necessity for the prohibition of this shocking crime, for which the Mosaic law enacts the penalty of death (see Leviticus 20:15-16; Exodus 22:18), will appear all the more important when it is borne in mind that this degrading practice actually formed a part of the religious worship of the Egyptians in connection with the goat deities.

Verse 23. - The fifth prohibition (see Herod., 2:16). The penalty is death (chapter 20:15). 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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