Leviticus 3:17
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New International Version
"'This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'"

New Living Translation
"You must never eat any fat or blood. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation, wherever you live."

English Standard Version
It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

New American Standard Bible
'It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"

King James Bible
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is a permanent statute throughout your generations, wherever you live: you must not eat any fat or any blood."

International Standard Version
"This is to be a lasting statute for all your generations, wherever you live. You are not to eat any fat or blood."

NET Bible
This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all the places where you live: You must never eat any fat or any blood.'"

New Heart English Bible
"'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is a permanent law for generations to come wherever you live: Never eat any fat or blood."

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.

New American Standard 1977
‘It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
It shall be a perpetual statute for your ages; throughout all your dwellings that ye shall eat no fat and no blood.

King James 2000 Bible
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

American King James Version
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

American Standard Version
It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By a perpetual law for your generations, and in all your habitations: neither blood nor fat shall you eat at all.

Darby Bible Translation
[It is] an everlasting statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings: no fat and no blood shall ye eat.

English Revised Version
It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

World English Bible
"'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"

Young's Literal Translation
'A statute age-during to your generations in all your dwellings: any fat or any blood ye do not eat.'
Study Bible
Laws for Peace Offerings
16The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar as food, an offering by fire for a soothing aroma; all fat is the LORD'S. 17It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"
Cross References
Acts 15:20
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from blood.

Exodus 27:21
"In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before the LORD; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout their generations for the sons of Israel.

Leviticus 4:1
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 6:18
'Every male among the sons of Aaron may eat it; it is a permanent ordinance throughout your generations, from the offerings by fire to the LORD. Whoever touches them will become consecrated.'"

Leviticus 6:22
"The anointed priest who will be in his place among his sons shall offer it. By a permanent ordinance it shall be entirely offered up in smoke to the LORD.

Leviticus 7:23
"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall not eat any fat from an ox, a sheep or a goat.

Leviticus 7:26
'You are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, in any of your dwellings.

Leviticus 7:34
For I have taken the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution from the sons of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons as their due forever from the sons of Israel.

Leviticus 7:36
These the LORD had commanded to be given them from the sons of Israel in the day that He anointed them. It is their due forever throughout their generations.'"

Leviticus 10:9
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--
Treasury of Scripture

It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

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Leviticus 6:18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it…

Leviticus 7:36 Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, …

Leviticus 16:34 And this shall be an everlasting statute to you, to make an atonement …

Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices to devils, after whom …

Leviticus 23:14 And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, …

Numbers 19:21 And it shall be a perpetual statute to them, that he that sprinkles …

eat neither That is, neither the blood which is contained in the larger {veins} and {arteries}, nor the {fat} or suet which is within the animal, which exists in a separate or unmixed state, as the {omentum} or {caul}, the fat of the {mesentery}, or fatty part of the substance which connects the convolutions of the alimentary canal or small intestines, the fat of the {kidneys}, and whatever else of the internal fat was easily separable, together with the whole of the {tail} already described; for the blood which assumes the form of gravy, and fat which is intermixed with the other flesh, might be eaten. This law not only related to the sacrifices, but to all the cattle which the Israelites slaughtered for food.

Leviticus 3:16 And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the …

Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of cows, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of …

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

blood

Leviticus 7:23,25-27 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, You shall eat no manner …

Leviticus 17:10-14 And whatever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers …

Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall you not eat.

Deuteronomy 12:16,23 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it on the earth as water…

Deuteronomy 15:23 Only you shall not eat the blood thereof; you shall pour it on the …

1 Samuel 14:32-34 And the people flew on the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, …

Ezekiel 33:25 Why say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; You eat with the blood, …

Ezekiel 44:7,15 In that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised …

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many …

Acts 15:20,21,29 But that we write to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, …

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

1 Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if …

(17) A perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings.--Better, a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings; so the Authorised Version in the only three other passages in which it occurs. (Comp. Leviticus 23:14; Leviticus 23:21, where it is inverted; and 31.) That is, the law not to eat fat of beeves, sheep, or goats, is to be binding upon the Israelites throughout all their future generations, and is applicable to any place wherever they may dwell. As the full legislative formula only occurs four times in the Pentateuch, and is restricted to this book, it is important to render it uniformly in all the four passages. For the import of this statute see Leviticus 7:23-25.

Verse 17. - Eat neither fat nor blood. These are forbidden to be eaten, as belonging to God. The fat, that is, the internal fat, is his portion in the common feast of the peace offering, and the blood is presented to him in all the animal sacrifices, as the material vehicle of life (see Leviticus 7:22-27). The remaining regulations as to the various sorts of the peace offerings, the priests' portions of them, and the festive meal on the sacrifices, are given in Leviticus 7:11-34.



It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations,.... That is, unto the end of the Mosaic dispensation, until the Messiah comes, and his sacrifice is offered up, and his blood is shed, till that time in all generations: and

throughout all your dwellings; wherever their habitations should be, it is a law to be observed:

that ye eat neither fat nor blood; the Jewish writers think, that this is not to be restrained to the fat and blood of sacrifices, because these were not offered in their dwellings, but in the tabernacle and temple, and therefore interpret it of fat and blood in general; but what fat and blood are meant may be seen in Leviticus 7:23 the Targum of Jonathan adds,"but upon the top of the altar it shall be offered to the name of the Lord,''which seems to restrain it to the sacrifices. 17. ye eat neither fat nor blood—The details given above distinctly define the fat in animals which was not to be eaten, so that all the rest, whatever adhered to other parts, or was intermixed with them, might be used. The prohibition of blood rested on a different foundation, being intended to preserve their reverence for the Messiah, who was to shed His blood as an stoning sacrifice for the sins of the world [Brown]. 3:6-17 Here is a law that they should eat neither fat nor blood. As for the fat, it means the fat of the inwards, the suet. The blood was forbidden for the same reason; because it was God's part of every sacrifice. God would not permit the blood that made atonement to be used as a common thing, Heb 10:29; nor will he allow us, though we have the comfort of the atonement made, to claim for ourselves any share in the honour of making it. This taught the Jews to observe distinction between common and sacred things; it kept them separate from idolaters. It would impress them more deeply with the belief of some important mystery in the shedding of the blood and the burning the fat of their solemn sacrifices. Christ, as the Prince of peace, made peace with the blood of his cross. Through him the believer is reconciled to God; and having the peace of God in his heart, he is disposed to follow peace with all men. May the Lord multiply grace, mercy, and peace, to all who desire to bear the Christian character.
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