Deuteronomy 12:23
New International Version
But be sure you do not eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

New Living Translation
But never consume the blood, for the blood is the life, and you must not consume the lifeblood with the meat.

English Standard Version
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

Berean Study Bible
Only be sure not to eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

King James Bible
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

New King James Version
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat.

New American Standard Bible
Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

NASB 1995
"Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

NASB 1977
“Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

Amplified Bible
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life (soul), and you shall not eat the life with the meat.

Christian Standard Bible
But don’t eat the blood, since the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But don't eat the blood, since the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

American Standard Version
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Only be strong that you will not eat blood, because the blood is the life; you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take diligent heed that thou eat no blood, for blood is the life of it; the life shall not be eaten with the flesh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Only beware of this, that thou eat not the blood, for the blood is for the soul: and therefore thou must not eat the soul with the flesh:

English Revised Version
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.

Good News Translation
Only do not eat meat with blood still in it, for the life is in the blood, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, be sure you never eat blood, because blood contains life. Never eat the life with the meat.

International Standard Version
Only be sure to refrain from eating blood, because blood is the source of life and you must not consume blood with the meat.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only be stedfast in not eating the blood; for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.

Literal Standard Version
Only, be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood [is] the life, and you do not eat the life with the flesh;

NET Bible
However, by no means eat the blood, for the blood is life itself--you must not eat the life with the meat!

New Heart English Bible
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

World English Bible
Only be sure that you don't eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and thou dost not eat the life with the flesh;

Additional Translations ...
Context
One Place for Worship
22Indeed, you may eat it as you would eat a gazelle or deer; both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it. 23Only be sure not to eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat. 24You must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.…

Cross References
Acts 15:20
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from blood.

Genesis 9:4
But you must not eat meat with its lifeblood still in it.

Leviticus 7:26
You must not eat the blood of any bird or animal in any of your dwellings.

Leviticus 17:10
If anyone from the house of Israel or a foreigner living among them eats any blood, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from among his people.

Leviticus 19:26
You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery.

Deuteronomy 12:16
but you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.

Deuteronomy 12:22
Indeed, you may eat it as you would eat a gazelle or deer; both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it.

Deuteronomy 12:24
You must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.

Deuteronomy 15:23
But you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.

1 Samuel 14:32
So they rushed greedily to the plunder, taking sheep, cattle, and calves. They slaughtered them on the ground and ate meat with the blood still in it.

1 Samuel 14:33
Then someone reported to Saul: "Look, the troops are sinning against the LORD by eating meat with the blood still in it." "You have broken faith," said Saul. "Roll a large stone over here at once."

Ezekiel 33:25
Therefore tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land?


Treasury of Scripture

Only be sure that you eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and you may not eat the life with the flesh.

sure [heb] strong

Genesis 9:4
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Leviticus 3:16,17
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S…

Leviticus 17:11,14
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Only
רַ֣ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

be sure
חֲזַ֗ק (ḥă·zaq)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

not
לְבִלְתִּי֙ (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

to eat
אֲכֹ֣ל (’ă·ḵōl)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 398: To eat

the blood,
הַדָּ֔ם (had·dām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the blood
הַדָּ֖ם (had·dām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

is the life,
הַנָּ֑פֶשׁ (han·nā·p̄eš)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

and you must not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

eat
תֹאכַ֥ל (ṯō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

the life
הַנֶּ֖פֶשׁ (han·ne·p̄eš)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

the meat.
הַבָּשָֽׂר׃ (hab·bā·śār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man


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