DEUTERONOMY 22:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.”

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Deuteronomy 22:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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If כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed If
a man אִ֜ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
be found יִמָּצֵ֨א Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present found
lying שֹׁכֵ֣ב׀ To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lying
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
a woman אִשָּׁ֣ה A woman woman
married בְעֻֽלַת To be master; hence, to marry married
to an husband, בַּ֗עַל A master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense) husband
then they shall both גַּם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and then both
of them שְׁנֵיהֶ֔ם Two; also (as ordinal) twofold of them
die, וּמֵ֙תוּ֙ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
both (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the man הָאִ֛ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
that lay הַשֹּׁכֵ֥ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lay
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
the woman, הָֽאִשָּׁ֖ה A woman woman
and the woman: וְהָֽאִשָּׁ֑ה A woman woman
so shalt thou put away וּבִֽעַרְתָּ֥ To kindle, i.e., consume (by fire or by eating) put away
evil הָרָ֖ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
from Israel. מִיִּשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 20  But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:

  • 21  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

  • 22  If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

  • 23  If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;

  • 24  Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.




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