Leviticus 7:23
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English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel, saying, You shall eat no fat, of ox or sheep or goat.

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say to the children of Israel: The fat of a sheep, and of an ox, and of a goat you shall not eat.

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The flesh of the praise-offering was to be eaten on the day of presentation, and none of it was to be left till the next morning (cf. Leviticus 22:29-30); but that of the vow and freewill-offerings might be eaten on both the first and second days. Whatever remained after that was to be burnt on the third day, i.e., to be destroyed by burning. If any was eaten on the third day, it was not well-pleasing (ירצה "good pleasure," see Leviticus 1:4), and was "not reckoned to the offerer," sc., as a sacrifice well-pleasing to God; it was "an abomination." פּגּוּל, an abomination, is only applied to the flesh of the sacrifices (Leviticus 19:7; Ezekiel 4:14; Isaiah 65:4), and signifies properly a stench; - compare the talmudic word פּגּל faetidum reddere. Whoever ate thereof would bear his sin (see Leviticus 5:1). "The soul that eateth" is not to be restricted, as Knobel supposes, to the other participators in the sacrificial meal, but applies to the offerer also, in fact to every one who partook of such flesh. The burning on the third day was commanded, not to compel the offerer to invite the poor to share in the meal (Theodoret, Clericus, etc.), but to guard against the danger of a desecration of the meal. The sacrificial flesh was holy (Exodus 29:34); and in Leviticus 19:8, where this command is repeated,

(Note: There is no foundation for Knobel's assertion, that in Leviticus 19:5. another early lawgiver introduces a milder regulation with regard to the thank-offering, and allows all the thank-offerings to be eaten on the second day. For Leviticus 19:5. does not profess to lay down a universal rule with regard to all the thank-offerings, but presupposes our law, and simply enforces its regulations with regard to the vow and freewill-offerings, and threatens transgressors with severe punishment.)

eating it on the third day is called a profanation of that which was holy to Jehovah, and ordered to be punished with extermination. It became a desecration of what was holy, through the fact that in warm countries, if flesh is not most carefully preserved by artificial means, it begins to putrefy, or becomes offensive (פּגּוּל) on the third day. But to eat flesh that was putrid or stinking, would be like eating unclean carrion, or the נבלה with which putrid flesh is associated in Ezekiel 4:14. It was for this reason that burning was commanded, as Philo (de vict. p. 842) and Maimonides (More Neboch iii. 46) admit; though the former also associates with this the purpose mentioned above, which we decidedly reject (cf. Outram l.c. p. 185 seq., and Bhr, ii. pp. 375-6).

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fat Any other {fat} they might eat; but the fat of these was sacred, because they were the only animals which were offered in sacrifice, though many others ranked among the {clean} animals as well as these. This prohibition may, however, be understood of these animals {when} offered in sacrifice, and {then only} in reference to the {inward} fat, described in verse

4. Of the fat in any other circumstances, it cannot be intended, as it was one of the especial blessings which God gave to his people.-- `Butter of kind, and milk of sheep, with {fat} of {lambs}, and {rams} of the breed of Bashan, and {goats}, were the provision which he graciously bestowed on his followers. (See

Deuteronomy 32:12-14 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him...


Leviticus 3:16,17 And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet smell: all the fat is the LORD's...

Leviticus 4:8-10 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covers the inwards...

Leviticus 17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation...

Deuteronomy 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you...

1 Samuel 2:15-17,29 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest...

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed...

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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Leviticus 3:16
And the priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering with a pleasing aroma. All fat is the LORD's.

Leviticus 3:17
It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood."

Leviticus 7:22
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

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