Leviticus 20:27
New International Version
"'A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.'"

New Living Translation
"Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense."

English Standard Version
“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.”

Berean Study Bible
A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must surely be put to death. They shall be stoned; their blood is upon them.’”

New American Standard Bible
'Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'"

King James Bible
A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Christian Standard Bible
"A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must be put to death. They are to be stoned; their death is their own fault."

Contemporary English Version
If you claim to receive messages from the dead, you will be put to death by stoning, just as you deserve.

Good News Translation
"Any man or woman who consults the spirits of the dead shall be stoned to death; any of you that do this are responsible for your own death."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must be put to death. They are to be stoned; their blood is on their own hands."

International Standard Version
"Moreover, a man or a woman who has a ritual spirit or a familiar spirit is certainly to die. They are to be stoned to death with boulders. They will continue to bear responsibility for their guilt."

NET Bible
"'A man or woman who has in them a spirit of the dead or a familiar spirit must be put to death. They must pelt them with stones; their blood guilt is on themselves.'"

New Heart English Bible
"'A man or a woman that is a medium, or is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Every man or woman who is a medium or a psychic must be put to death. They must be stoned to death because they deserve to die."

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man also or a woman that divineth by a ghost or a familiar spirit, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.

New American Standard 1977
‘Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the man or the woman that consults with spiritists, or that is a diviner, shall surely die; they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.

King James 2000 Bible
A man also or woman that is a medium, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

American King James Version
A man also or woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be on them.

American Standard Version
A man also or a woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And as for a man or woman whosoever of them shall have in them a divining spirit, or be an enchanter, let them both die the death: ye shall stone them with stones, they are guilty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man, or woman, in whom there is a pythonical or divining spirit, dying let them die: they shall stone them: their blood be upon them.

Darby Bible Translation
And if there be a man or a woman in whom is a spirit of Python or of divination, they shall certainly be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood is upon them.

English Revised Version
A man also or a woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man also or a woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

World English Bible
"'A man or a woman that is a medium, or is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And a man or woman -- when there is in them a familiar spirit, or who are wizards -- are certainly put to death; with stones they stone them; their blood is on them.'
Study Bible
Keep All My Decrees
26You are to be holy to Me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations that you should be My own. 27A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must surely be put to death. They shall be stoned; their blood is upon them.’”
Cross References
Acts 16:16
One day as we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl with a spirit of clairvoyance, who earned a large income for her masters by fortune-telling.

Exodus 22:18
You must not allow a sorceress to live.

Leviticus 19:31
"You must not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out, or you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 20:2
"Tell the Israelites, 'Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the land are to stone him.

Leviticus 24:14
"Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and have all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then have the whole assembly stone him.

Numbers 15:35
And the LORD said to Moses, "The man must surely be put to death. The entire congregation is to stone him outside the camp."

Deuteronomy 21:21
Then all the men of his city will stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you, and all Israel will hear and be afraid.

1 Samuel 28:3
Now by this time Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had removed the mediums and spiritists from the land.

2 Chronicles 33:6
He sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Hinnom. He practiced sorcery, divination, and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did great evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.

Treasury of Scripture

A man also or woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be on them.

a familiar

Leviticus 20:6
And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

Leviticus 19:31
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Exodus 22:18
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

their blood

Leviticus 20:9
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.







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

or
אֽוֹ־ (’ōw-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

a woman
אִשָּׁ֗ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

who is
יִהְיֶ֨ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a medium
א֛וֹב (’ō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 178: A bottle (made from animal skin), a necromancer

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

a spiritist
יִדְּעֹנִ֖י (yid·də·‘ō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3049: A knowing one, a conjurer, a ghost

must surely
מ֣וֹת (mō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

be put to death.
יוּמָ֑תוּ (yū·mā·ṯū)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

They shall be stoned;
יִרְגְּמ֥וּ (yir·gə·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7275: To cast together, to lapidate

their blood
דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם (də·mê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

[is] upon them.’”
בָּֽם׃ (bām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(27) A man also or woman.--Better, And a man or a woman. The departure from the literal translation of the conjunction in the Authorised version is both unnecessary and obscures the meaning of the sentence. It ought rather to be translated "but;" that is, but because the Israelites are God's holy ones, therefore every man or woman who pretends to disclose future events by means of necromancy, thus usurping the functions of God, is to be stoned to death. The case of these necromancers is here repeated, because in Leviticus 19:31 the consulting them only is forbidden, and in the sixth verse of this chapter the penalty for consulting them is set forth, whilst in the passage before us the penalty is enacted which the persons themselves who are convicted of practising these secret arts are to suffer. The woman is here expressly added, both because this art seems to have been principally followed by women (Exodus 22:28; 1Samuel 28:7; Acts 16:16), and because men would naturally be inclined to treat women more mercifully.

Their blood shall be upon them.--That is, they have brought it upon themselves to be killed. (See Leviticus 20:9.)

Verse 27. - Those that deal in witchcraft are to be stoned.



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.
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