Leviticus 17:3
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English Standard Version
If any one of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp,

King James Bible
What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp,

American Standard Version
What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it without the camp,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Any man whosoever of the house of Israel if he kill an ox, or a sheep, or a goat in the camp, or without the camp,

English Revised Version
What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it without the camp,

Webster's Bible Translation
Whatever man there may be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp,

Leviticus 17:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

General directions for the yearly celebration of the day of atonement. - It was to be kept on the tenth day of the seventh month, as an "everlasting statute" (see at Exodus 12:14). On that day the Israelites were to "afflict their souls," i.e., to fast, according to Leviticus 23:32, from the evening of the 9th till the evening of the 10th day. Every kind of work was to be suspended as on the Sabbath (Exodus 20:10), by both natives and foreigners (see Exodus 12:49), because this day was a high Sabbath (Exodus 31:15). Both fasting and sabbatical rest are enjoined again in Leviticus 23:27. and Numbers 29:7, on pain of death. The fasting commanded for this day, the only fasting prescribed in the law, is most intimately connected with the signification of the feast of atonement. If the general atonement made on this day was not to pass into a dead formal service, the people must necessarily enter in spirit into the signification of the act of expiation, prepare their souls for it with penitential feelings, and manifest this penitential state by abstinence from the ordinary enjoyments of life. To "afflict (bow, humble) the soul," by restraining the earthly appetites, which have their seat in the soul, is the early Mosaic expression for fasting (צוּם). The latter word came first of all into use in the time of the Judges (Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6; cf. Psalm 35:13 : "I afflicted my soul with fasting"). "By bowing his soul the Israelite was to place himself in an inward relation to the sacrifice, whose soul was given for his soul; and by this state of mind, answering to the outward proceedings of the day, he was to appropriate the fruit of it to himself, namely, the reconciliation of his soul, which passed through the animal's death" (Baumgarten).

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be of

Leviticus 17:8,12,13,15 And you shall say to them, Whatever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you...

that killeth an

Deuteronomy 12:5-7,11-15,20-22,26,27 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there...

Cross References
Leviticus 17:2
"Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the LORD has commanded.

Leviticus 17:4
and does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to offer it as a gift to the LORD in front of the tabernacle of the LORD, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people.

1 Kings 3:2
The people were sacrificing at the high places, however, because no house had yet been built for the name of the LORD.

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