Deuteronomy 22:22

22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Deuteronomy 22:22 in Other Translations

KJV
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.
ESV
22 "If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.
NLT
22 “If a man is discovered committing adultery, both he and the woman must die. In this way, you will purge Israel of such evil.
MSG
22 If a man is found sleeping with another man's wife, both must die. Purge that evil from Israel.
CSB
22 "If a man is discovered having sexual relations with [another] man's wife, both the man who had sex with the woman and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.

Deuteronomy 22:22 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 22:22

If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband,
&c.]. This law respects adultery, and is the same with that in ( Leviticus 20:10 )

then they shall both of them die;
with the strangling of a napkin, as the Targum of Jonathan, which is the death such persons were put to; and is always meant when death is simply spoken of, and it is not specified what death; (See Gill on Leviticus 20:10):

both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman;
they were both to die, and to die the same death:

so shalt thou put away evil from Israel;
such that do it, as the above Targum; (See Gill on Deuteronomy 22:21).

Deuteronomy 22:22 In-Context

20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found,
21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
23 If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her,
24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Samuel 11:4
  • 2. S Genesis 38:24; S Exodus 21:12; Leviticus 20:10; Matthew 5:27-28; John 8:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Hebrews 13:4