DEUTERONOMY 27:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.”

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Deuteronomy 27:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Cursed אָר֗וּר To execrate Cursed
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he that lieth שֹׁכֵב֙ To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lieth
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
his sister, אֲחֹת֔וֹ A sister (used very widely [like H0251], literally and figuratively) sister
the daughter בַּת A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughter
of his father, אָבִ֖יו Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
or א֣וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
the daughter בַת A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughter
of his mother. אִמּ֑וֹ A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother
And all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the people הָעָ֖ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
shall say, וְאָמַ֥ר To say (used with great latitude) say
Amen. אָמֵֽן׃ Sure; abstract, faithfulness; adverb, truly Amen

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  • 20  Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

  • 21  Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.

  • 22  Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

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

  • 24  Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.




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