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Leviticus 20:9

    Leviticus 20:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be on him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Every man cursing his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death; because of his curse on his father or his mother, his blood will be on him.

    Webster's Revision

    For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

    World English Bible

    "'For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 20:9

    Curseth his father or his mother - See the notes on Genesis 48:12, and Exodus 20:12 (note). He who conscientiously keeps the fifth commandment can be in no danger of this judgment. The term יקלל yekallel signifies, not only to curse, but to speak of a person contemptuously and disrespectfully, to make light of; so that all speeches which have a tendency to lessen our parents in the eyes of others, or to render their judgment, piety, etc., suspected and contemptible, may be here included; though the act of cursing, or of treating the parent with injurious and opprobrious language, is that which is particularly intended.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 20:9

    20:9 Curseth - This is not here meant of every perverse expression, but of bitter reproaches or imprecations. His blood shall be upon him - He is guilty of his own death: he deserves to die for so unnatural a crime.