English Standard Version
He shall not eat what dies of itself or is torn by beasts, and so make himself unclean by it: I am the LORD.’
King James Bible
That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.
American Standard Version
That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith: I am Jehovah.
That which dieth of itself, and that which was taken by a beast, they shall not eat, nor be defiled therewith, I am the Lord.
English Revised Version
That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.
Webster's Bible Translation
That which dieth of itself, or is torn by beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself with it: I am the LORD.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Aaron and his sons were to keep away from the holy gifts of the children of Israel, which they consecrated to Jehovah, that they might not profane the holy name of Jehovah by defiling them הנּזר with מן to keep away, separate one's self from anything, i.e., not to regard or treat them as on a par with unconsecrated things. The words, "which they sanctify to Me," are a supplementary apposition, added as a more precise definition of the "holy things of the children of Israel;" as the expression "holy things" was applied to the holy objects universally, including the furniture of the tabernacle. Here, however, the reference is solely to the holy offerings or gifts, which were not placed upon the altar, but presented to the Lord as heave-offerings and wave-offerings, and assigned by Him to the priests as the servants of His house, for their maintenance (Numbers 18:11-19, Numbers 18:26-29). None of the descendants of Aaron were to approach these gifts, which were set apart for them, - i.e., to touch them either for the purpose of eating, or making them ready for eating, - whilst any uncleanness was upon them, on pain of extermination.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The fat of an animal that dies of itself and the fat of one that is torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but on no account shall you eat it.
"And if any animal which you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening,
and whoever eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. And whoever carries the carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.
And every person who eats what dies of itself or what is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or a sojourner, shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening; then he shall be clean.
"You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never defiled myself. From my youth up till now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has tainted meat come into my mouth."
The priests shall not eat of anything, whether bird or beast, that has died of itself or is torn by wild animals.
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