Deuteronomy 14:3
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New International Version
Do not eat any detestable thing.

New Living Translation
"You must not eat any detestable animals that are ceremonially unclean.

English Standard Version
“You shall not eat any abomination.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not eat any detestable thing.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not eat any detestable thing.

International Standard Version
"You must not eat any detestable food.

NET Bible
You must not eat any forbidden thing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never eat anything that is disgusting to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not eat any detestable thing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not eat any abominable thing.

American King James Version
You shall not eat any abominable thing.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Eat not the things that are unclean.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

World English Bible
You shall not eat any abominable thing.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not eat any abominable thing;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:1-21 Moses tells the people of Israel how God had given them three distinguishing privileges, which were their honour, and figures of those spiritual blessings in heavenly things, with which God has in Christ blessed us. Here is election; The Lord hath chosen thee. He did not choose them because they were by their own acts a peculiar people to him above other nations, but he chose them that they might be so by his grace; and thus were believers chosen, Eph 1:4. Here is adoption; Ye are the children of the Lord your God; not because God needed children, but because they were orphans, and needed a father. Every spiritual Israelite is indeed a child of God, a partaker of his nature and favour. Here is sanctification; Thou art a holy people. God's people are required to be holy, and if they are holy, they are indebted to the grace God which makes them so. Those whom God chooses to be his children, he will form to be a holy people, and zealous of good works. They must be careful to avoid every thing which might disgrace their profession, in the sight of those who watch for their halting. Our heavenly Father forbids nothing but for our welfare. Do thyself no harm; do not ruin thy health, thy reputation, thy domestic comforts, thy peace of mind. Especially do not murder thy soul. Do not be the vile slave of thy appetites and passions. Do not render all around thee miserable, and thyself wretched; but aim at that which is most excellent and useful. The laws which regarded many sorts of flesh as unclean, were to keep them from mingling with their idolatrous neighbours. It is plain in the gospel, that these laws are now done away. But let us ask our own hearts, Are we of the children of the Lord our God? Are we separate from the ungodly world, in being set apart to God's glory, the purchase of Christ's blood? Are we subjects of the work of the Holy Ghost? Lord, teach us from these precepts how pure and holy all thy people ought to live!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Any abominable thing. Any abomination, i.e. anything which is an abomination to the Lord, having been by him pronounced unclean and forbidden; "anything which I have put far away from you (i.e. made to be abominable to you)" (Targum Jonath.). "Every creature of God is good," and "there is nothing unclean of itself" (1 Timothy 4:4; Romans 14:14); "but by the ordinance of God, certain creatures, meats, and drinks were made unclean to the Jews... and this taught them holiness in abstaining from the impure communion with the wicked" (Ainsworth).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shall not eat any abominable thing. That is so either in its own nature, or because forbidden by the Lord; what are such are declared in the following verses.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

De 14:3-21. What May Be Eaten, and What Not.

3. Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing—that is, anything forbidden as unclean (see on [130]Le 11:1).

Deuteronomy 14:3 Additional Commentaries
Clean and Unclean Animals
2"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 3"You shall not eat any detestable thing. 4"These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,…
Cross References
Genesis 7:2
Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate,

Leviticus 11:2
"Say to the Israelites: 'Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat:

Leviticus 20:25
"'You must therefore make a distinction between clean and unclean animals and between unclean and clean birds. Do not defile yourselves by any animal or bird or anything that moves along the ground--those that I have set apart as unclean for you.

Ezekiel 4:14
Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead or torn by wild animals. No impure meat has ever entered my mouth."
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not eat any abominable thing.

Leviticus 11:43 You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing …

Leviticus 20:25 You shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, …

Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which …

Ezekiel 4:14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul has not been polluted…

Acts 10:12-14 Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild …

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing …

1 Corinthians 10:28 But if any man say to you, This is offered in sacrifice to idols, …

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and …

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