Leviticus 22:8
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New International Version
He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, and so become unclean through it. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
He may not eat an animal that has died a natural death or has been torn apart by wild animals, for this would defile him. I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
He shall not eat what dies of itself or is torn by beasts, and so make himself unclean by it: I am the LORD.’

Berean Study Bible
He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, which would make him unclean. I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.

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

Christian Standard Bible
He must not eat an animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts, making himself unclean by it; I am the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
I command you not to eat anything that is killed by a wild animal or dies a natural death. This would make you unclean.

Good News Translation
He shall not eat the meat of any animal that has died a natural death or has been killed by wild animals; it will make him unclean. I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He must not eat an animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts, making himself unclean by it; I am Yahweh.

International Standard Version
He is not to eat the carcass of an animal that was torn by animals, thereby defiling himself with it. I am the LORD.

NET Bible
He must not eat an animal that has died of natural causes or an animal torn by beasts and thus become unclean by it. I am the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he shall not eat, defiling himself by it. I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He must never eat the meat of an animal that dies naturally or is killed by wild animals. It will make him unclean. I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
That which dies of itself or is torn by beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith. I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he shall not eat to defile himself by it: I am the LORD.

American King James Version
That which dies of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith; I am the LORD.

American Standard Version
That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith: I am Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That which dieth of itself, and that which was taken by a beast, they shall not eat, nor be defiled therewith, I am the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Of a dead carcase and what is torn shall he not eat, to make himself unclean therewith: I am Jehovah.

English Revised Version
That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
That which dieth of itself, or is torn by beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself with it: I am the LORD.

World English Bible
That which dies of itself, or is torn by animals, he shall not eat, defiling himself by it. I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
a carcase or torn thing he doth not eat, for uncleanness thereby; I am Jehovah.
Study Bible
Restrictions Against the Unclean
7When the sun has set, he will become clean, and then he may eat from the sacred offerings, for they are his food. 8He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals, which would make him unclean. I am the LORD. 9The priests must keep My charge, lest they bear the guilt and die because they profane it. I am the LORD who sanctifies them.…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:24
The fat of an animal found dead or mauled by wild beasts may be used for any other purpose, but you must not eat it.

Leviticus 11:39
If an animal that you may eat dies, anyone who touches the carcass will be unclean until evening.

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 17:15
And any person, whether native or foreigner, who eats anything found dead or mauled by wild beasts must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean until evening; then he will be clean.

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."

Ezekiel 44:31
The priests may not eat any bird or animal found dead or torn by wild beasts.

Treasury of Scripture

That which dies of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith; I am the LORD.

Leviticus 17:15 And every soul that eats that which died of itself, or that which …

Exodus 22:31 And you shall be holy men to me: neither shall you eat any flesh …

Deuteronomy 14:21 You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you shall give …

Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or …







That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts,.... Whether fowls or beasts, and even clean ones, which, had they been killed in a proper manner, were fit to cut, but dying of themselves, or torn to pieces by other birds or beasts of prey, might not, see Ezekiel 44:31,

he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith; being impure food, at least in a ceremonial sense, and not fit to be eaten; these things were forbid a common Israelite, and much less might a priest eat of them, see Leviticus 17:15,

I am the Lord; who enjoin this, and expect to be obeyed. 8. dieth of itself—The feelings of nature revolt against such food. It might have been left to the discretion of the Hebrews, who it may be supposed (like the people of all civilized nations) would have abstained from the use of it without any positive interdict. But an express precept was necessary to show them that whatever died naturally or from disease, was prohibited to them by the operation of that law which forbade them the use of any meat with its blood.22:1-33 Laws concerning the priests and sacrifices. - In this chapter we have divers laws concerning the priests and sacrifices, all for preserving the honour of the sanctuary. Let us recollect with gratitude that our great High Priest cannot be hindered by any thing from the discharge of his office. Let us also remember, that the Lord requires us to reverence his name, his truths, his ordinances, and commandments. Let us beware of hypocrisy, and examine ourselves concerning our sinful defilements, seeking to be purified from them in the blood of Christ, and by his sanctifying Spirit. Whoever attempts to expiate his own sin, or draws near in the pride of self-righteousness, puts as great an affront on Christ, as he who comes to the Lord's table from the gratification of sinful lusts. Nor can the minister who loves the souls of the people, suffer them to continue in this dangerous delusion. He must call upon them, not only to repent of their sins, and forsake them; but to put their whole trust in the atonement of Christ, by faith in his name, for pardon and acceptance with God; thus only will the Lord make them holy, as his own people.
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