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Deuteronomy 21:22

    Deuteronomy 21:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and you hang him on a tree:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If a man does a crime for which the punishment is death, and he is put to death by hanging him on a tree;

    Webster's Revision

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree;

    World English Bible

    If a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and you hang him on a tree;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree;

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 21:22

    There were four methods of execution in use among the ancient Jews; stoning (Exodus 17:4; Deuteronomy 13:10, etc.), burning Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 21:9, the sword Exodus 32:27, and strangulation. The latter, though not named in Scripture, is regarded by the rabbis as the most common, and the proper one to be adopted when no other is expressly enjoined by the Law. Suspension, whether from cross, stake, or gallows, was not used as a mode of taking life, but was sometimes added after death as an enhancement of punishment. Pharaoh's chief baker Genesis 40:19 was hanged after being put to death by the sword; and similarly Joshua appears Joshua 10:26 to have dealt with the five kings who made war against Gibeon. Compare also Numbers 25:4.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 21:22

    21:22 On a tree - Which was done after the malefactor was put to death some other way, this publick shame being added to his former punishment.