Leviticus 20:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
If a man lies carnally with an animal, he must be put to death. And you are also to 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.

New King James Version
If a man mates 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 has sexual intercourse with an animal, he must be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.

NASB 1995
If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.

NASB 1977
‘If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal.

Amplified Bible
If a man has intimate relations with an animal, he shall most certainly be put to death; you shall kill the animal also.

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.

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man who copulates with a beast certainly shall be killed; also that beast shall be stoned.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And whosoever shall lie with a beast, let him die the death; and ye shall kill the beast.

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

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

Good News Translation
If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he and the animal shall be put to death.

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

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death; and ye shall slay the beast.

Literal Standard Version
And a man who commits his intercourse with a beast is certainly put to death, and you slay the beast.

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

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

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Punishments for Sexual Immorality
14If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that there will be no depravity among you. 15If a man lies carnally with an animal, he must be put to death. And you are also to kill the animal. 16If 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.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:19
Whoever lies with an animal must surely be put to death.

Leviticus 18:23
You must not lie carnally with any animal, thus defiling yourself with it; a woman must not stand before an animal to mate with it; that is a perversion.

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 lies with any animal.' And let all the people 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 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.

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

Deuteronomy 27:21
Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.









(15, 16) with a beast.--See Leviticus 18:23.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If a man
וְאִ֗ישׁ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

has sexual relations
יִתֵּ֧ן (yit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

with an animal,
בִּבְהֵמָ֖ה (biḇ·hê·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

he must be put to death.
מ֣וֹת (mō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

And
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

you are also to kill
תַּהֲרֹֽגוּ׃ (ta·hă·rō·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 2026: To smite with deadly intent

the animal.
הַבְּהֵמָ֖ה (hab·bə·hê·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal


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