Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"Whoever kidnaps a person, whether he has sold him or whether the victim is still in his possession, is certainly to be put to death.

New American Standard Bible

"He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

King James Version

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Holman Bible

“Whoever kidnaps a person must be put to death, whether he sells him or the person is found in his possession.

A Conservative Version

And he who steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

American Standard Version

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Amplified

Whoever kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or is found with him in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

Bible in Basic English

Any man who gets another into his power in order to get a price for him is to be put to death, if you take him in the act.

Darby Translation

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall certainly be put to death.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Likewise he that steals a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Julia Smith Translation

And he stealing a man, and selling him, and being found in his hand, dying, he shall die.

King James 2000

And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'And {whoever kidnaps someone} and sells him, or he is found in his possession, he will surely be put to death.

Modern King James verseion

And he that steals a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"He that stealeth a man and selleth him, if it be proved upon him, shall be slain for it.

NET Bible

"Whoever kidnaps someone and sells him, or is caught still holding him, must surely be put to death.

New Heart English Bible

"Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his possession, he shall surely be put to death.

The Emphasized Bible

And, he that stealeth a man of the sons of Israel, and selleth him, or he be found in his hand, shall, surely be put to death.

Webster

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he shall be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

World English Bible

"Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And he who stealeth a man, and hath sold him, and he hath been found in his hand, is certainly put to death.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּנב 
Ganab 
Usage: 40

a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and selleth
מכר 
Makar 
sell, seller, at all
Usage: 80

him, or if he be found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

in his hand
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

Context Readings

Laws About Personal Injury

15 "Whoever strikes his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death. 16 "Whoever kidnaps a person, whether he has sold him or whether the victim is still in his possession, is certainly to be put to death. 17 "Whoever curses his father or his mother is certainly to be put to death.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 24:7

"If a man is found kidnapping his relative, a fellow Israeli, and mistreats or sells him, that kidnapper must die. By doing this, you will remove this evil from among you.

Exodus 22:4

If what was stolen is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox, a donkey or a sheep, he is to repay double.

Genesis 37:28

So Judah's brothers listened to him. As the Midianite merchants were passing through, they extracted Joseph from the cistern and sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who then took Joseph down to Egypt.

1 Timothy 1:10

for those involved in sexual immorality, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for false witnesses, and for whatever else goes against the healthy teaching

Genesis 40:15

because I was kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews. Not only that, I haven't done anything that deserves me being confined to this pit."

Revelation 18:12

cargo of gold, silver, gems, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all articles made of ivory, all articles made of very costly wood, bronze, iron, marble,

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