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

New Living Translation
But you must not consume the blood. You must pour it out on the ground like water.

English Standard Version
Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.

Berean Study Bible
But you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.

King James Bible
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.

New King James Version
Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water.

New American Standard Bible
Only you shall not eat its blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.

NASB 1995
“Only you shall not eat its blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.

NASB 1977
“Only you shall not eat its blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.

Amplified Bible
Only you shall not eat its blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.

Christian Standard Bible
But you must not eat its blood; pour it on the ground like water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you must not eat its blood; pour it on the ground like water.”

American Standard Version
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Only the blood you shall not eat, but pour it on the ground like water.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Only ye shall not eat the blood; thou shalt pour it out on the earth as water.

Contemporary English Version
But you must never eat the blood of an animal--let it drain out on the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Only thou shalt take heed not to eat their blood, but pour it out on the earth as water.

English Revised Version
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.

Good News Translation
But do not use their blood for food; instead, you must pour it out on the ground like water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But never eat the blood. Pour it on the ground like water.

International Standard Version
Only you must not eat its blood. Pour it on the ground like water."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.

Literal Standard Version
Only, you do not eat its blood—you pour it on the earth as water.”

NET Bible
However, you must not eat its blood; you must pour it out on the ground like water.

New Heart English Bible
Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground as water.

World English Bible
Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground as water.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, its blood thou dost not eat; on the earth thou dost pour it as water.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Firstborn Animals
22Eat it within your gates; both the ceremonially unclean and clean may eat it as they would a gazelle or a deer. 23But you 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 12:23
Only be sure not to eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.


Treasury of Scripture

Only you shall not eat the blood thereof; you shall pour it on the ground as water.

Deuteronomy 12:16,23
Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water…

Leviticus 7:26
Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

1 Samuel 14:32
And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood.











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

you must not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

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

the blood;
דָּמ֖וֹ (dā·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

pour
תִּשְׁפְּכֶ֖נּוּ (tiš·pə·ḵen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

it on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ground
הָאָ֥רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

like water.
כַּמָּֽיִם׃ (kam·mā·yim)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen


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