Leviticus 22:8
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New International Version
He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, and so become unclean through it. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
He may not eat an animal that has died a natural death or has been torn apart by wild animals, for this would defile him. I am the LORD.

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.’

New American Standard Bible
He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He must not eat an animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts, making himself unclean by it; I am Yahweh.

International Standard Version
He is not to eat the carcass of an animal that was torn by animals, thereby defiling himself with it. I am the LORD.

NET Bible
He must not eat an animal that has died of natural causes or an animal torn by beasts and thus become unclean by it. I am the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he shall not eat, defiling himself by it. I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must never eat the meat of an animal that dies naturally or is killed by wild animals. It will make him unclean. I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
That which dies of itself or is torn by beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith. I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he shall not eat to defile himself by it: I am the LORD.

American King James Version
That which dies 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Of a dead carcase and what is torn shall he not eat, to make himself unclean therewith: I am Jehovah.

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.

World English Bible
That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he shall not eat, defiling himself by it. I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
a carcase or torn thing he doth not eat, for uncleanness thereby; I am Jehovah.
Study Bible
Instructions for Cleansing
7But when the sun sets, he will be clean, and afterward he shall eat of the holy gifts, for it is his food. 8He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD. 9'They shall therefore keep My charge, so that they will not bear sin because of it and die thereby because they profane it; I am the LORD who sanctifies them.…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:24
Also the fat of an animal which dies and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it.

Leviticus 11:39
'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.

Leviticus 11:40
'He too, who eats some of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

Leviticus 17:15
"When any person eats an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean.

Deuteronomy 14:21
"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Ezekiel 4:14
But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."

Ezekiel 44:31
"The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.
Treasury of Scripture

That which dies of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith; I am the LORD.

Leviticus 17:15 And every soul that eats that which died of itself, or that which …

Exodus 22:31 And you shall be holy men to me: neither shall you eat any flesh …

Deuteronomy 14:21 You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you shall give …

Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or …

That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts,.... Whether fowls or beasts, and even clean ones, which, had they been killed in a proper manner, were fit to cut, but dying of themselves, or torn to pieces by other birds or beasts of prey, might not, see Ezekiel 44:31,

he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith; being impure food, at least in a ceremonial sense, and not fit to be eaten; these things were forbid a common Israelite, and much less might a priest eat of them, see Leviticus 17:15,

I am the Lord; who enjoin this, and expect to be obeyed. 8. dieth of itself—The feelings of nature revolt against such food. It might have been left to the discretion of the Hebrews, who it may be supposed (like the people of all civilized nations) would have abstained from the use of it without any positive interdict. But an express precept was necessary to show them that whatever died naturally or from disease, was prohibited to them by the operation of that law which forbade them the use of any meat with its blood.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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