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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Leviticus 19:20


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    King James Bible - Leviticus 19:20

    And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

    World English Bible

    "'If a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave girl, pledged to be married to another man, and not ransomed, or given her freedom; they shall be punished. They shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

    Douay-Rheims - Leviticus 19:20

    If a man carnally lie with a woman that is a bondservant and marriageable, and yet not redeemed with a price, nor made free: they both shall be scourged, and they shall not be put to death, because she was not a free woman.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And whoever lieth carnally with a woman that is a bond-maid betrothed to a husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged: they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

    Original Hebrew

    ואישׁ
    376 כי 3588 ישׁכב 7901 את 854 אשׁה 802 שׁכבת 7902 זרע 2233 והוא 1931 שׁפחה 8198 נחרפת 2778 לאישׁ 376 והפדה 6299 לא 3808 נפדתה 6299 או 176 חפשׁה 2668 לא 3808 נתן 5414 לה  בקרת 1244  תהיה 1961  לא 3808  יומתו 4191  כי 3588  לא 3808  חפשׁה׃ 2666

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 19:20

    Y cuando un hombre tuviere acto carnal con mujer, y ella fuere sierva desposada con alguno, y no estuviere rescatada, ni le hubiere sido dada libertad, ambos serán azotados; no morirán, por cuanto ella no es libre.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 19:20

    Verse 20. A
    woman that is a bondmaid] Had she been free, the law required that she should be put to death; (see Deuteronomy xxii. 24;) but as she was a slave, she is supposed to have less self-command, and therefore less guilt: but as it is taken for granted she did not make resistance, or did consent, she is to be scourged, and the man is to bring a ram for a trespass-offering.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 20. And whosoever lieth
    carnally with a woman , etc.] Has carnal knowledge of her: a man and woman are expressed, signifying those that are of age, Aben Ezra observes, that according to the mystical exposition of these words, this same carnally lying is as of divers kinds, of a free man with a bondwoman, and so follows upon the above law and in connection with it: the woman is described as one that [is] a bondmaid ; either meaning a Canaanitish maid, as Jarchi, or an Israelitish one, as Aben Ezra, whom her father had sold, ( Exodus 21:7); betrothed to her husband : to an Hebrew servant, as Jarchi, or who was promised marriage, either by her master or his son, as Aben Ezra, ( Exodus 21:8,9); and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her : or redeemed and not redeemed, as Jarchi; or, as the Targum of Jonathan, not yet redeemed with an entire redemption (or wholly redeemed) with silver, nor a writing of her freedom given her, part of the redemption price being paid, but not the whole; so that she was, as Jarchi and Ben Gersom express it, half a bondmaid and half free: she shall be scourged ; and not he, as the Targum of Jonathan and Jarchi remark, though the Vulgate Latin version renders it, “both shall be beaten”; and the original text does not clearly determine it whether one or both should be scourged, since it may be rendered, “there shall be a scourging” f685 ; and seeing both were guilty of sin, it is reasonable to suppose that both should be scourged, but this is contrary to the sense of the Jewish writers; so Kimchi observes, the word is hyht in the singular number and feminine gender, and not in the plural; wherefore, according to the simple sense, she is to be beaten, and not he to be beaten; and this was done with the thong of an ox’s hide, as is the sense of the word used, according to Gaon, and so some in Aben Ezra; and so it is remarked in the Misnah f687 , all the uncleannesses, whether of a man or woman, are alike as to stripes and sacrifice, but with respect to a bondmaid, he (i.e. God) hath not made the man equal to the woman as to stripes, nor the woman to the man as to sacrifice: they shall not be put to death, because she was not free ; otherwise adultery was punished with death of both parties, when committed with a woman married to an husband, ( Deuteronomy 22:22); and she a free woman, but this not being so, were not guilty of death, because, as Jarchi says, her espousals were no espousals, whereas they would had she been free, and so have been guilty of death: this difference the law made between a bond and free woman, but in Christ Jesus and under the Gospel dispensation there is no difference, ( Galatians 3:28).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    laws.

    --There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of thes precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the te commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, ver. #(2). To teach real separation from the world and the flesh, and entire devotedness to God. This is now the law of Christ; may the Lord bring every thought within us int obedience to it! Children are to be obedient to their parents, very #(3). The fear here required includes inward reverence and esteem outward respect and obedience, care to please them and to make the easy. God only is to be worshipped, ver. #(4). Turn not from the tru God to false ones, from the God who will make you holy and happy, to those that will deceive you, and make you for ever miserable. Turn no your eyes to them, much less your heart. They should leave the gleanings of their harvest and vintage for the poor, ver. #(9). Work of piety must be always attended with works of charity, according to our ability. We must not be covetous, griping, and greedy of ever thing we can lay claim to, nor insist upon our right in all things. We are to be honest and true in all our dealings, ver. #(11). Whatever we have in the world, we must see that we get it honestly, for we cannot be truly rich, or long rich, with that which is not so. Reverence to the sacred name of God must be shown, ver. #(12). We must not detai what belongs to another, particularly the wages of the hireling, very #(13). We must be tender of the credit and safety of those that cannot help themselves, ver. #(14). Do no hurt to any, because they ar unwilling or unable to avenge themselves. We ought to take heed of doing any thing which may occasion our weak brother to fall. The fea of God should keep us from doing wrong things, though they will no expose us to men's anger. Judges, and all in authority, are commande to give judgment without partiality, ver. #(15). To be a tale-bearer and to sow discord among neighbours, is as bad an office as a man can put himself into. We are to rebuke our neighbour in love, ver. #(17) Rather rebuke him than hate him, for an injury done to thyself. We incur guilt by not reproving; it is hating our brother. We should say I will do him the kindness to tell him of his faults. We are to put of all malice, and to put on brotherly love, ver. #(18). We often wron ourselves, but we soon forgive ourselves those wrongs, and they do no at all lessen our love to ourselves; in like manner we should love ou neighbour. We must in many cases deny ourselves for the good of ou neighbour. Ver. #(31): For Christians to have their fortunes told, to use spells and charms, or the like, is a sad affront to God. They mus be grossly ignorant who ask, "What harm is there in these things?" Her is a charge to young people to show respect to the aged, ver. #(32) Religion teaches good manners, and obliges us to honour those to who honour is due. A charge was given to the Israelites to be very tende of strangers, ver. #(33). Strangers, and the widows and fatherless, ar God's particular care. It is at our peril, if we do them any wrong Strangers shall be welcome to God's grace; we should do what we can to recommend religion to them. Justice in weights and measures i commanded, ver. #(35). We must make conscience of obeying God' precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim a standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives an tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, an the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we ador the gospel __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ואישׁ 376 כי 3588 ישׁכב 7901 את 854 אשׁה 802 שׁכבת 7902 זרע 2233 והוא 1931 שׁפחה 8198 נחרפת 2778 לאישׁ 376 והפדה 6299 לא 3808 נפדתה 6299 או 176 חפשׁה 2668 לא 3808 נתן 5414 לה  בקרת 1244  תהיה 1961  לא 3808  יומתו 4191  כי 3588  לא 3808  חפשׁה׃ 2666


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