Leviticus 18:20
New International Version
"'Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself with her.

New Living Translation
“Do not defile yourself by having sexual intercourse with your neighbor’s wife.

English Standard Version
And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor’s wife and so make yourself unclean with her.

Berean Study Bible
You must not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife and thus defile yourself with her.

King James Bible
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

New King James Version
Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her.

New American Standard Bible
And you shall not have sexual intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.

NASB 1995
'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

NASB 1977
‘And you shall not have intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.

Amplified Bible
You shall not have intimate relations with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.

Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sexual intercourse with your neighbor’s wife, defiling yourself with her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to have sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife, defiling yourself with her."

American Standard Version
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not expel the seed of your copulation into the wife of your neighbor and be defiled with her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Contemporary English Version
Don't have sex with another man's wife--that would make you unclean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife, nor be defiled with mingling of seed.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Good News Translation
Do not have intercourse with another man's wife; that would make you ritually unclean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never have sexual intercourse with your neighbor's wife and become unclean with her.

International Standard Version
"You are not to have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and thereby become ceremonially unclean with her."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

Literal Standard Version
And you do not give your seed [from] intercourse to the wife of your fellow, to become unclean with her.

NET Bible
You must not have sexual intercourse with the wife of your fellow citizen to become unclean with her.

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, and defile yourself with her.

World English Bible
"'You shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, and defile yourself with her.

Young's Literal Translation
'And unto the wife of thy fellow thou dost not give thy seed of copulation, for uncleanness with her.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Unlawful Sexual Relations
19You must not approach a woman to have sexual relations with her during her menstrual period. 20You must not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife and thus defile yourself with her. 21You must not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:27
You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'

Matthew 5:28
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts,

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.

Leviticus 20:10
If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress must surely be put to death.

Numbers 5:13
by sleeping with another man, and it is concealed from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she was not caught in the act),

Proverbs 6:29
So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.


Treasury of Scripture

Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.

Leviticus 20:10
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 20:14
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 5:18
Neither shalt thou commit adultery.









(20) Thy neighbour's wife.--For committing adultery, which is here branded as a defilement, whether with a betrothed or married woman, both guilty parties incurred the penalty of death by stoning. (See Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22; Ezekiel 16:38; Ezekiel 16:40; John 8:5.) In Egypt the adulterer received a thousand strokes with a stick, and the guilty woman had her nose cut off, and to this day the criminal wife among the Bedouins is executed by her husband, father, or brother, without any mercy. Both criminals were also punished with death among other Eastern nations.

Verse 20. - The second prohibition is, Thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife - a prohibition already made in other words in the ten commandments. The punishment for adultery is death by stoning (chapter 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22; John 9:5) - a more severe penalty than was usually inflicted in other nations.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

with
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

your neighbor’s
עֲמִֽיתְךָ֔ (‘ă·mî·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5997: Companionship, a comrade, kindred man

wife
אֵ֙שֶׁת֙ (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

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

with her.
בָֽהּ׃ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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