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Exodus 22:19

19 “Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.

Read Exodus 22:19 Using Other Translations

Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
"Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.
“Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must certainly be put to death.

What does Exodus 22:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 19 Whosoever lieth with a beast
In like manner as a man and woman, by carnal copulation; this is a crime so detestable and abominable, so shocking and dishonourable to human nature, that one would think it could never be committed by any of the human species, and that there was no occasion for making a law against it; but, such is the depravity and corruption of mankind, that divine wisdom saw it necessary, and, to deter from it, made it death, as follows; such an one

shall surely be put to death;
no mercy shown him, no pardon or respite given him by the civil magistrate: according to the Targum of Jonathan, the death of such a person was by stoning, for it paraphrases the words,

``he shall be killed with the casting of stones.''
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