Leviticus 20:12
New International Version
"'If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.

New Living Translation
“If a man has sex with his daughter-in-law, both must be put to death. They have committed a perverse act and are guilty of a capital offense.

English Standard Version
If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed perversion; their blood is upon them.

Berean Study Bible
If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both must surely be put to death. They have acted perversely; their blood is upon them.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death. They have committed perversion. Their blood shall be upon them.

New American Standard Bible
If there is a man who sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have committed incest, and have brought their own deaths upon themselves.

NASB 1995
If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

NASB 1977
‘If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

Amplified Bible
If a man lies [intimately] with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall most certainly be put to death; they have committed incest; their blood is on them.

Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have acted perversely; their death is their own fault.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have acted perversely; their blood is on their own hands.

American Standard Version
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a man who will copulate with his daughter in law, both shall certainly be killed because they have committed sin; their blood will be upon them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if any one should lie with his daughter-in-law, let them both be put to death; for they have wrought impiety, they are guilty.

Contemporary English Version
It isn't natural to have sex with your daughter-in-law, and both of you will be put to death, just as you deserve.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man lie with his daughter in law, let both die, because they have done a heinous crime: their blood be upon them.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
If a man has intercourse with his daughter-in-law, they shall both be put to death. They have committed incest and are responsible for their own death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If a man has sexual intercourse with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have done a disgusting thing and deserve to die.

International Standard Version
"If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, the two are to be put to death. They've committed a repulsive act. Their guilt will remain their responsibility.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if a man lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have wrought corruption; their blood shall be upon them.

Literal Standard Version
And a man who lies with his daughter-in-law—both of them are certainly put to death; they have done perversion; their blood [is] on them.

NET Bible
If a man has sexual intercourse with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have committed perversion; their blood guilt is on themselves.

New Heart English Bible
"'If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have committed a perversion; their blood shall be upon them.

World English Bible
"'If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have committed a perversion; their blood shall be upon them.

Young's Literal Translation
And a man who lieth with his daughter-in-law -- both of them are certainly put to death; confusion they have made; their blood is on them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Punishments for Sexual Immorality
11If a man lies with his father’s wife, he has uncovered his father’s nakedness. Both must surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. 12If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both must surely be put to death. They have acted perversely; their blood is upon them. 13If a man lies with a man as with a woman, they have both committed an abomination. They must surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:2
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.

Leviticus 18:15
You must not have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son's wife; you are not to have sexual relations with her.


Treasury of Scripture

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

lie

Leviticus 18:15
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

Genesis 38:16,18
And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me? …

Deuteronomy 27:23
Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.

confusion

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.









(12) With his daughter in law.--See Notes on Leviticus 18:15.



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

lies
יִשְׁכַּב֙ (yiš·kaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7901: To lie down

with
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

his daughter-in-law,
כַּלָּת֔וֹ (kal·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3618: Daughter-in-law, bride

both
שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם (šə·nê·hem)
Number - mdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

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

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

They have acted
עָשׂ֖וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

perversely;
תֶּ֥בֶל (te·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8397: Mixture, unnatural bestiality

their blood
דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם (də·mê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 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


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