Leviticus 22:28
New International Version
Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.

New Living Translation
But you must not slaughter a mother animal and her offspring on the same day, whether from the herd or the flock.

English Standard Version
But you shall not kill an ox or a sheep and her young in one day.

Berean Study Bible
But you must not slaughter an ox or sheep on the same day as its young.

New American Standard Bible
"But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.

New King James Version
Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day.

King James Bible
And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

Christian Standard Bible
But you are not to slaughter an animal from the herd or flock on the same day as its young.

Contemporary English Version
Don't sacrifice a newborn animal and its mother on the same day.

Good News Translation
Do not sacrifice a cow and its calf or a sheep and its lamb or a goat and its kid on the same day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you are not to slaughter an animal from the herd or flock on the same day as its young.

International Standard Version
However, you are not to slaughter a bull or a ewe along with its offspring on the same day.

NET Bible
You must not slaughter an ox or a sheep and its young on the same day.

New Heart English Bible
Whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young the same day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

New American Standard 1977
“But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whether it is cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

King James 2000 Bible
And whether it be cow or ewe, you shall not kill both it and her young on the same day.

American King James Version
And whether it be cow, or ewe, you shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

American Standard Version
And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And a bullock and a ewe, it and its young, thou shalt not kill in one day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whether it be a cow, or a sheep, they shall not be sacrificed the same day with their young ones.

Darby Bible Translation
A cow, or sheep -- it and its young shall ye not slaughter in one day.

English Revised Version
And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whether it is cow, or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

World English Bible
Whether it is a cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

Young's Literal Translation
but an ox or sheep -- it and its young one, ye do not slaughter in one day.
Study Bible
Worthy Offerings
27“When an ox, a sheep, or a goat is born, it must remain with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as an offering made by fire to the LORD. 28But you must not slaughter an ox or sheep on the same day as its young. 29When you sacrifice a thank offering to the LORD, offer it so that it may be acceptable on your behalf.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 22:6
If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Deuteronomy 22:7
You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.

Treasury of Scripture

And whether it be cow, or ewe, you shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

ewe.

Exodus 23:19
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

Exodus 34:27
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

Deuteronomy 14:21
Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.







Lexicon
But you must not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

slaughter
תִשְׁחֲט֖וּ (ṯiš·ḥă·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7819: To slaughter, beat

an ox
וְשׁ֖וֹר (wə·šō·wr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

or
אוֹ־ (’ōw-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

sheep
שֶׂ֑ה (śeh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7716: A member of a, flock, a sheep, goat

on the same
אֶחָֽד׃ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

day
בְּי֥וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

as its young.
בְּנ֔וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son
(28) Not kill it and her young both in one day.--According to the ancient canons, this prohibition to slaughter the dam and its youngling the same day was not only designed to remind the Israelites of the sacred relations which exist between parent and offspring, but was especially intended to keep up feelings of humanity. Hence the ancient Chaldee version begins this injunction with the words, "My people the children of Israel, as our Father is merciful in heaven, so be ye merciful on earth."

Verse 28. - A lesson of charity is added. A young animal and its mother are not to be killed (though reference is specially made to sacrifice, the general word, not the sacrificial term, for slaying is used) on the same day, just as the kid is not to be seethed in its mother's milk (Exodus 23:19; Deuteronomy 14:21), nor the mother bird be taken from the nest with the young (Deuteronomy 22:6). Thus we see that the feelings of the human heart arc not to be rudely shocked by an act of apparent cruelty, even when no harm is thereby done to the object of that act. Mercy is to be taught by forbidding anything which may blunt the sentiment of mercy in the human heart. 22:1-33 Laws concerning the priests and sacrifices. - In this chapter we have divers laws concerning the priests and sacrifices, all for preserving the honour of the sanctuary. Let us recollect with gratitude that our great High Priest cannot be hindered by any thing from the discharge of his office. Let us also remember, that the Lord requires us to reverence his name, his truths, his ordinances, and commandments. Let us beware of hypocrisy, and examine ourselves concerning our sinful defilements, seeking to be purified from them in the blood of Christ, and by his sanctifying Spirit. Whoever attempts to expiate his own sin, or draws near in the pride of self-righteousness, puts as great an affront on Christ, as he who comes to the Lord's table from the gratification of sinful lusts. Nor can the minister who loves the souls of the people, suffer them to continue in this dangerous delusion. He must call upon them, not only to repent of their sins, and forsake them; but to put their whole trust in the atonement of Christ, by faith in his name, for pardon and acceptance with God; thus only will the Lord make them holy, as his own people.
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