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New International Version
"'Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. "'Do not practice divination or seek omens.
New Living Translation
“Do not eat meat that has not been drained of its blood. “Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft.
English Standard Version
“You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.
Berean Study Bible
You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery.
King James Bible
Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
New King James Version
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.
New American Standard Bible
‘You shall not eat any meat with the blood. You shall not practice divination nor soothsaying.
You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination [using omens or witchcraft] or soothsaying.
Christian Standard Bible
“You are not to eat anything with blood in it. You are not to practice divination or witchcraft.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to eat anything with blood in it. You are not to practice divination or sorcery.
American Standard Version
Ye shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantments, nor practise augury.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not eat blood; you shall not conjure by a winged animal; you shall not use divination.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Eat not on the mountains, nor shall ye employ auguries, nor divine by inspection of birds.
Contemporary English Version
Don't eat the blood of any animal. Don't practice any kind of witchcraft.
You shall not eat with blood. You shall not divine nor observe dreams.
English Revised Version
Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantments, nor practise augury.
Good News Translation
"Do not eat any meat with blood still in it. Do not practice any kind of magic.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never eat any meat with blood still in it. "Never cast evil spells, and never consult fortunetellers.
International Standard Version
"You are not to eat anything containing blood, engage in occult practices, or practice fortune telling.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye shall not eat with the blood; neither shall ye practise divination nor soothsaying.
Literal Standard Version
You do not eat with the blood. You do not enchant, nor observe clouds.
"'You must not eat anything with the blood still in it. You must not practice either divination or soothsaying.
New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not eat any meat with the blood still in it; neither shall you practice divination, nor practice sorcery.
World English Bible
"'You shall not eat any meat with the blood still in it; neither shall you use enchantments, nor practice sorcery.
Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not eat with the blood; ye do not enchant, nor observe clouds.
Additional Translations ...
ContextKeep My Decrees
…25But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit; thus your harvest will be increased. I am the LORD your God. 26You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery. 27You must not cut off the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.…
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.
But you must not eat meat with its lifeblood still in it.
Is this not the cup my master drinks from and uses for divination? What you have done is wicked!'"
You must not eat the blood of any bird or animal in any of your dwellings.
If anyone from the house of Israel or a foreigner living among them eats any blood, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from among his people.
But in the fifth year you may eat its fruit; thus your harvest will be increased. I am the LORD your God.
but you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.
Only be sure not to eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.
But you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, practices divination or conjury, interprets omens, practices sorcery,
1 Samuel 14:32
So they rushed greedily to the plunder, taking sheep, cattle, and calves. They slaughtered them on the ground and ate meat with the blood still in it.
1 Samuel 14:33
Then someone reported to Saul: "Look, the troops are sinning against the LORD by eating meat with the blood still in it." "You have broken faith," said Saul. "Roll a large stone over here at once."
2 Kings 17:17
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire and practiced divination and soothsaying. They devoted themselves to doing evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.
2 Kings 21:6
He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did great evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.
Treasury of Scripture
You shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall you use enchantment, nor observe times.
with the blood
Leviticus 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
Leviticus 7:26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
Leviticus 17:10-14 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people…
Exodus 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Exodus 8:7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Deuteronomy 18:10-14 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, …
2 Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood.--According to the administrators of the law during the second Temple, there are no less than five different things forbidden here. It prohibits (1) eating the flesh of a legally slaughtered animal as long as its life is not quite gone, or whilst the flesh is still trembling; (2) eating the flesh of sacrificial animals whilst the blood is still in the sprinkling bowl, and before it has been sprinkled on the altar; (3) eating the meat of mourners by the relatives when a member of the family has been publicly executed, and his blood has been shed; (4) eating anything by the judicial court on the day when their sentence of death is being executed on the criminal; and (5) it warns the rebellious and gluttonous son not to eat immoderately by the penalty of blood." The ancient Chaldee Version, therefore, which translates it "Ye shall not eat the flesh of any sacrifice whilst the blood is in the basin unsprinkled," exhibits the second of these prohibitions involved in this interpretation; and all the five premise the rendering of this phrase, "Ye shall not eat by the blood," which has the merit of being literal; whilst the Authorised Version follows the first of these five prohibitions. Others, again, who also translate it "Ye shall not eat by the blood," take it as a prohibition of the idolatrous practice which obtained among the Zabii, who, to obtain favour from the demons, gathered the blood of the sacrifices which they offered to them into a vessel or a hole dug in the earth, and then sat around it to consume the sacrificial meal by the blood, thinking that thereby they fraternised with these demons. This seems to be favoured by the next clause.
Neither shall ye use enchantment.- Better, ye shall use no enchantment. According to the authorities during the second Temple, this consisted in any one saying, "A morsel has dropped out of my mouth; the staff has fallen out of my hand; my child has called out behind me; a crow has cawed to me; a deer has crossed my path; a serpent crept on my right hand; a fox has gone by on my left;" and regarding these as bad omens for the day which has now began or for the work which he has just commenced. Or if he says to the man who raises the taxes, "Do not begin with me; it is still early in the day; it is the first of the month; it is the beginning of the week; I shall be unlucky the whole day, week, or month to be the first to be burdened;" this is enchantment.
Nor observe times.--This, according to the same authorities, consists in "taking notice of the seasons and days, and in saying this is a good day to begin a journey, to-morrow will be lucky to make a purchase."Verses 26-28. - After a repetition of the fundamental ceremonial law against eating things which have the blood in them (the LXX. rendering, ἐπὶ τῶν ὀρέων, "upon the mountains," arises from a mistaken reading), follow prohibitions
(1) to use enchantment, literally, to whisper or mutter after holding communication with serpents (if the word nichesh be derived from nachash, a serpent);
(2) to observe times, or rather, according to a more probable etymology, exercise the evil eye;
(3) to round the corners of your heads, that is, use a sort of tonsure, as was done by some Arabian tribes (Herod., 3:3) in honour of their god Orotal, and by the Israelites as a form of mourning (Deuteronomy 14:1; Isaiah 22:12);
(4) to mar the corners of thy beard, a fashion of mourning which accompanied the tonsure of the head (see Leviticus 21:5; Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 48:37;
(5) to make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, another form of mourning, associated with the two previously mentioned practices (see chapter Leviticus 21:5; Deuteronomy 14:1; Jeremiah 16:6; Jeremiah 41:3; Jeremiah 48:37);
(6) to print any marks upon you, that is, tattoo themselves in memory of the dead. All these customs were unbecoming the dignity of God's people, and had been connected with idolatrous practices.
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewYou must not
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against
blood still in it.
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed
You must not
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5172: To hiss, whisper a, spell, to prognosticate
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6049: To act covertly, practise magic
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