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Exodus 21:15

    Exodus 21:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he that smites his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Any man who gives a blow to his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death.

    Webster's Revision

    And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

    World English Bible

    "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:15

    That smiteth his father, or his mother - As such a case argued peculiar depravity, therefore no mercy was to be shown to the culprit.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 21:15

    The following offences were to be punished with death:

    Striking a parent, compare Deuteronomy 27:16.

    Cursing a parent, compare the marginal references.

    Kidnapping, whether with a view to retain the person stolen, or to sell him, compare the marginal references.