Deuteronomy 15:21
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New International Version
If an animal has a defect, is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

New Living Translation
But if this firstborn animal has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or if anything else is wrong with it, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

English Standard Version
But if it has any blemish, if it is lame or blind or has any serious blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible
"But if it has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

King James Bible
And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.

Christian Standard Bible
But if there is a defect in the animal, if it is lame or blind or has any serious defect, you may not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

Contemporary English Version
But if the animal is lame or blind or has something else wrong with it, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

Good News Translation
But if there is anything wrong with the animals, if they are crippled or blind or have any other serious defect, you must not sacrifice them to the LORD your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if there is a defect in the animal, if it is lame or blind or has any serious defect, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

International Standard Version
If it has a blemish—lameness, blindness, or any kind of defect—you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

NET Bible
If they have any kind of blemish--lameness, blindness, or anything else--you may not offer them as a sacrifice to the LORD your God.

New Heart English Bible
If it has any blemish, is lame or blind, or has any defect whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if an animal is lame or blind or has any other serious defect-never sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if there be any blemish therein, lameness, or blindness, any ill blemish whatsoever, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.

New American Standard 1977
“But if it has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if there is any blemish in it, if it is lame or blind or has any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.

King James 2000 Bible
And if there be any blemish in it, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, you shall not sacrifice it unto the LORD your God.

American King James Version
And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
And if it have any blemish, as if it be lame or blind, any ill blemish whatsoever, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto Jehovah thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if it have a blemish, or be lame, or blind, or in any part disfigured or feeble, it shall not be sacrificed to the Lord thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
But if there be a defect therein, [if it be] lame, or blind, [or have] any evil defect, thou shalt not sacrifice it to Jehovah thy God.

English Revised Version
And if it have any blemish, as if it be lame or blind, any ill blemish whatsoever, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if there is any blemish in it, as if it is lame, or blind, or hath any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it to the LORD thy God.

World English Bible
If it have any blemish, [as if it be] lame or blind, any ill blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when there is in it a blemish, lame, or blind, any evil blemish, thou dost not sacrifice it to Jehovah thy God;
Study Bible
Firstborn Animals
20"You and your household shall eat it every year before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses. 21"But if it has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God. 22"You shall eat it within your gates; the unclean and the clean alike may eat it, as a gazelle or a deer.…
Cross References
Leviticus 1:3
'If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD.

Leviticus 22:19
for you to be accepted-- it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats.

Leviticus 22:20
'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.

Numbers 28:19
'You shall present an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls and one ram and seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect.

Numbers 29:8
You shall present a burnt offering to the LORD as a soothing aroma: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect;

Deuteronomy 17:1
"You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep which has a blemish or any defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.

Malachi 1:8
"But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?" says the LORD of hosts.
Treasury of Scripture

And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 17:1 You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God any bullock, or sheep, …

Leviticus 22:20,24 But whatever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall …

Malachi 1:7,8 You offer polluted bread on my altar; and you say, Wherein have we …

And if there be any blemish therein,.... In the firstling, as if it be "lame or blind", or have

any ill blemish: thou shall not sacrifice it unto the Lord thy God; blemishes in any beast made it unfit for sacrifices which were required; and so all peace offerings, vows, and freewill offerings, were to be free from any, Leviticus 22:19, such were not fit for an holy sacrifice or an holy feast. 15:19-23 Here is a direction what to do with the firstlings. We are not now limited as the Israelites were; we make no difference between a first calf, or lamb, and the rest. Let us then look to the gospel meaning of this law, devoting ourselves and the first of our time and strength to God; and using all our comforts and enjoyments to his praise, and under the direction of his law, as we have them all by his gift.
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