Deuteronomy 15:21
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.

Berean Study Bible
But 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.

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.

New King James Version
But if there is a defect in it, if it is lame or blind or has any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.

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

NASB 1995
"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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
But if it has any defect or injury, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your 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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if there shall be a defect in it, or it is lame, or blind, or anything bad, you shall not bring it to LORD JEHOVAH your God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if there be in it a blemish, if it be lame or blind, an evil blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it to the Lord thy 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
And when there is a blemish in it, [or it is] lame or blind, [or has] any evil blemish, you do not sacrifice it to your God YHWH;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Firstborn Animals
20Each year you and your household are to eat it before the LORD your God in the place the LORD will choose. 21But 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. 22Eat it within your gates; both the ceremonially unclean and clean may eat it as they would a gazelle or a deer.…

Cross References
Leviticus 1:3
If one's offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to present an unblemished male. He must bring it to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting for its acceptance before the LORD.

Leviticus 22:19
must offer an unblemished male from the cattle, sheep, or goats in order for it to be accepted on your behalf.

Leviticus 22:20
You must not present anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.

Numbers 28:19
Present to the LORD an offering made by fire, a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old, all unblemished.

Numbers 29:8
Present as a pleasing aroma to the LORD a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old, all unblemished,

Deuteronomy 17:1
You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep with any defect or serious flaw, for that is detestable to the LORD your God.

Malachi 1:8
When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present the lame and sick ones, is it not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?" asks 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
Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Leviticus 22:20,24
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you…

Malachi 1:7,8
Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְכִֽי־ (wə·ḵî-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[an animal] has
יִהְיֶ֨ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a defect,
מ֗וּם (mūm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3971: To stain, a blemish

is lame
פִּסֵּ֙חַ֙ (pis·sê·aḥ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6455: Lame

or
א֣וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

blind,
עִוֵּ֔ר (‘iw·wêr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5787: Blind

or has any
כֹּ֖ל (kōl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

serious
רָ֑ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

flaw,
מ֣וּם (mūm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3971: To stain, a blemish

you must not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

sacrifice
תִזְבָּחֶ֔נּוּ (ṯiz·bā·ḥen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2076: To slaughter for sacrifice

it to the LORD
לַיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God.
אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ׃ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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