Leviticus 20:15
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English Standard Version
If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall 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.

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.

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.

Leviticus 20:15 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Whoever cursed father or mother was to be punished with death (Leviticus 19:3); "His blood would be upon him." The cursing of parents was a capital crime (see at Leviticus 17:4, and for the plural דּמיו Exodus 22:1 and Genesis 4:10), which was to return upon the doer of it, according to Genesis 9:6. The same punishment was to be inflicted upon adultery (Leviticus 20:10, cf. Leviticus 18:20), carnal intercourse with a father's wife (Leviticus 20:11, cf. Leviticus 18:7-8) or with a daughter-in-law (Leviticus 20:12, cf. Leviticus 18:17), sodomy (Leviticus 20:13, cf. Leviticus 18:22), sexual intercourse with a mother and her daughter, in which case the punishment was to be heightened by the burning of the criminals when put to death (Leviticus 20:14, cf. Leviticus 18:17), lying with a beast (Leviticus 20:15, Leviticus 20:16, cf. Leviticus 18:23), sexual intercourse with a half-sister (Leviticus 20:17, cf. Leviticus 18:9 and Leviticus 18:11), and lying with a menstruous woman (Leviticus 20:18, cf. Leviticus 18:19). The punishment of death, which was to be inflicted in all these cases upon both the criminals, and also upon the beast that had been abused (Leviticus 20:15, Leviticus 20:16), was to be by stoning, according to Leviticus 20:2, Leviticus 20:27, and Deuteronomy 22:21.; and by the burning (Leviticus 20:14) we are not to understand death by fire, or burning alive, but, as we may clearly see from Joshua 7:15 and Joshua 7:25, burning the corpse after death. This was also the case in Leviticus 21:9 and Genesis 38:24.

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Leviticus 18:23 Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto...

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 shall say, Amen.

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

Leviticus 18:23
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.

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

Deuteronomy 27:21
"'Cursed be anyone who lies with any kind of animal.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

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