Ezekiel 44:31
New International Version
The priests must not eat anything, whether bird or animal, found dead or torn by wild animals.

New Living Translation
The priests may not eat meat from any bird or animal that dies a natural death or that dies after being attacked by another animal.

English Standard Version
The priests shall not eat of anything, whether bird or beast, that has died of itself or is torn by wild animals.

Berean Study Bible
The priests may not eat any bird or animal found dead or torn by wild beasts.

New American Standard Bible
"The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.

King James Bible
The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Christian Standard Bible
The priests may not eat any bird or animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts.

Contemporary English Version
Priests must not eat any bird or animal that dies a natural death or that has been killed by a wild animal.

Good News Translation
The priests must not eat any bird or animal that dies a natural death or is killed by another animal."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The priests may not eat any bird or animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts."

International Standard Version
However, the priests are not to eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or that has been torn apart."

NET Bible
The priests will not eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or was torn to pieces by a wild animal.

New Heart English Bible
The priests shall not eat of anything that dies of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or animal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The priests must never eat any bird or animal that has died naturally or was killed by other wild animals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The priests shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself, or is torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

New American Standard 1977
“The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

King James 2000 Bible
The priests shall not eat of anything that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

American King James Version
The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

American Standard Version
The priests shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or beast.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the priests shall eat no bird or beast that dies of itself, or is taken of wild beasts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself or caught by a beast, whether it be fowl or cattle.

Darby Bible Translation
The priests shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself, or of that which is torn, whether of fowl or of beast.

English Revised Version
The priests shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself, or is torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Webster's Bible Translation
The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether of fowl or beast.

World English Bible
The priests shall not eat of anything that dies of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or animal.

Young's Literal Translation
Any carcase and torn thing, of the fowl, and of the beasts, the priests do not eat.
Study Bible
The Duties of the Priests
30The best of all the firstfruits and of every contribution from all your offerings will belong to the priests. You are to give your first batch of dough to the priest, so that a blessing may rest upon your homes. 31The priests may not eat any bird or animal found dead or torn by wild beasts.
Cross References
Leviticus 11:40
Anyone who eats from the carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening, and anyone who picks up the carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening.

Leviticus 22:8
He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, which would make him unclean. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 14:21
You are not to eat any carcass; you may give it to a temporary resident within your gates, and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a holy people belonging to the LORD your God. You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.

Ezekiel 4:14
"Ah, Lord GOD," I said, "I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."

Treasury of Scripture

The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Exodus 22:31
And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

Leviticus 17:15
And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.

Leviticus 22:8
That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.







Lexicon
The priests
הַכֹּהֲנִֽים׃ (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

may not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

eat
יֹאכְל֖וּ (yō·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

bird
הָע֖וֹף (hā·‘ō·wp̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5775: Flying creatures

or animal
הַבְּהֵמָ֑ה (hab·bə·hê·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

found dead
נְבֵלָה֙ (nə·ḇê·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5038: A flabby thing, a carcase, carrion, an idol

or torn [by] [wild] [beasts].
וּטְרֵפָ֔ה (ū·ṭə·rê·p̄āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2966: Prey, flocks devoured by animals
(31) Dead of itself, or torn.--Comp. Leviticus 22:8. The same law was binding upon all the Israelites. (Leviticus 17:15.) In the wilderness they were required to "cast it to the dogs" (Exodus 23:31); afterwards they might give it to a stranger or sell it to an alien. (Deuteronomy 14:21.)

Verse 31. - The commandment of the Mosaic Law is here renewed against eating the flesh of any fowl or beast that had either died a natural death or been mangled in the killing (comp. Leviticus 17:15; Leviticus 22:8) - a commandment which, while enjoined specially upon the priests (Leviticus 22:8), was equally binding upon all (Exodus 20:31; Deuteronomy 14:21).



44:1-31 This chapter contains ordinances relative to the true priests. The prince evidently means Christ, and the words in ver. 2, may remind us that no other can enter heaven, the true sanctuary, as Christ did; namely, by virtue of his own excellency, and his personal holiness, righteousness, and strength. He who is the Brightness of Jehovah's glory entered by his own holiness; but that way is shut to the whole human race, and we all must enter as sinners, by faith in his blood, and by the power of his grace.
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