Leviticus 3:17
New International Version
"'This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'"

New Living Translation
"You must never eat any fat or blood. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation, wherever you live."

English Standard Version
It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

Berean Study Bible
This is a perpetual statute for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.’”

New American Standard Bible
'It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.'"

King James Bible
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

Christian Standard Bible
This is a permanent statute throughout your generations, wherever you live: you must not eat any fat or any blood."

Contemporary English Version
So you and your descendants must never eat any fat or any blood, not even in the privacy of your own homes. This law will never change.

Good News Translation
No Israelite may eat any fat or any blood; this is a rule to be kept forever by all Israelites wherever they live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is a permanent statute throughout your generations, wherever you live: you must not eat any fat or any blood."

International Standard Version
"This is to be a lasting statute for all your generations, wherever you live. You are not to eat any fat or blood."

NET Bible
This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all the places where you live: You must never eat any fat or any blood.'"

New Heart English Bible
"'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is a permanent law for generations to come wherever you live: Never eat any fat or blood."

JPS Tanakh 1917
It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.

New American Standard 1977
‘It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall not eat any fat or any blood.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
It shall be a perpetual statute for your ages; throughout all your dwellings that ye shall eat no fat and no blood.

King James 2000 Bible
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

American King James Version
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

American Standard Version
It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is a perpetual statute throughout your generations, in all your habitations; ye shall eat no fat and no blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By a perpetual law for your generations, and in all your habitations: neither blood nor fat shall you eat at all.

Darby Bible Translation
[It is] an everlasting statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings: no fat and no blood shall ye eat.

English Revised Version
It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

World English Bible
"'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"

Young's Literal Translation
'A statute age-during to your generations in all your dwellings: any fat or any blood ye do not eat.'
Study Bible
Laws for Peace Offerings
16Then the priest will burn the food on the altar as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD’s. 17This is a perpetual statute for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.’”
Cross References
Acts 15:20
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.

Exodus 27:21
In the Tent of Meeting, outside the veil that is in front of the Testimony, Aaron and his sons are to tend the lamps before the LORD from evening until morning. This is to be a perpetual statute for the Israelites throughout their generations.

Leviticus 4:1
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Leviticus 6:18
Any male among the sons of Aaron may eat it. This is a permanent portion from the offerings made by fire to the LORD for the generations to come. Anything that touches them shall become holy."

Leviticus 6:22
The priest, who is one of Aaron's sons and will be anointed to take his place, is to prepare it. As a permanent portion for the LORD, it must be completely burned.

Leviticus 7:23
"Speak to the Israelites and say, 'You are not to eat any of the fat of an ox, a sheep, or a goat.

Leviticus 7:26
You must not eat the blood of any bird or animal in any of your dwellings.

Leviticus 7:34
I have taken from the sons of Israel the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution of their peace offerings, and I have given them to Aaron the priest and his sons as a permanent portion from the sons of Israel.'"

Leviticus 7:36
On the day they were anointed, the LORD commanded that this be given them by the sons of Israel. It is a permanent portion for the generations to come.

Leviticus 10:9
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or strong drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting, or else you will die; this is a perpetual statute for the generations to come.

Leviticus 10:15
They are to bring the thigh of the contribution and the breast of the wave offering, together with the fat portions of the offerings made by fire, to wave as a wave offering before the LORD. It will belong permanently to you and your children, as the LORD has commanded."

Leviticus 16:29
This is to be a permanent statute for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month, you shall humble your souls and not do any work--whether the native or the foreigner who resides among you--

Leviticus 17:7
They must no longer offer their sacrifices to the goat demons to which they have prostituted themselves. This will be a permanent statute for them for the generations to come.'

Leviticus 17:10
If anyone from the house of Israel or foreigner living among them eats any blood, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from among his people.

Leviticus 23:14
You must not eat any bread or roasted or new grain until the very day you have brought this offering to your God. This is to be a permanent statute for the generations to come, wherever you live.

Leviticus 23:21
On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly, and you are not to do any regular work. This is to be a permanent statute wherever you live for the generations to come.

Leviticus 24:3
Outside the veil of the testimony in the Tent of Meeting, Aaron is to tend it continually before the LORD from evening until morning. This is a permanent statute for the generations to come.

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.

Ezekiel 44:15
But the Levitical priests, who are descended from Zadok and who kept charge of My sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from Me, are to approach Me to minister before Me. They will stand before Me to offer Me fat and blood, declares the Lord GOD.

Treasury of Scripture

It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

a perpetual

Leviticus 6:18
All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.

Leviticus 7:36
Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.

Leviticus 16:34
And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 3:16
And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is the LORD'S.

Deuteronomy 32:14
Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.

Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

blood

Leviticus 7:23,25-27
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat…

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…

Genesis 9:4
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.







Lexicon
This is a perpetual
עוֹלָם֙ (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

statute
חֻקַּ֤ת (ḥuq·qaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

for the generations to come,
לְדֹרֹ֣תֵיכֶ֔ם (lə·ḏō·rō·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling

wherever
בְּכֹ֖ל (bə·ḵōl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you live:
מֽוֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶ֑ם (mō·wō·šə·ḇō·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers

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

eat
תֹאכֵֽלוּ׃ (ṯō·ḵê·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second 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

fat
חֵ֥לֶב (ḥê·leḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

or any
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

blood.’”
דָּ֖ם (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed
(17) A perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings.--Better, a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings; so the Authorised Version in the only three other passages in which it occurs. (Comp. Leviticus 23:14; Leviticus 23:21, where it is inverted; and 31.) That is, the law not to eat fat of beeves, sheep, or goats, is to be binding upon the Israelites throughout all their future generations, and is applicable to any place wherever they may dwell. As the full legislative formula only occurs four times in the Pentateuch, and is restricted to this book, it is important to render it uniformly in all the four passages. For the import of this statute see Leviticus 7:23-25.

Verse 17. - Eat neither fat nor blood. These are forbidden to be eaten, as belonging to God. The fat, that is, the internal fat, is his portion in the common feast of the peace offering, and the blood is presented to him in all the animal sacrifices, as the material vehicle of life (see Leviticus 7:22-27). The remaining regulations as to the various sorts of the peace offerings, the priests' portions of them, and the festive meal on the sacrifices, are given in Leviticus 7:11-34.



3:6-17 Here is a law that they should eat neither fat nor blood. As for the fat, it means the fat of the inwards, the suet. The blood was forbidden for the same reason; because it was God's part of every sacrifice. God would not permit the blood that made atonement to be used as a common thing, Heb 10:29; nor will he allow us, though we have the comfort of the atonement made, to claim for ourselves any share in the honour of making it. This taught the Jews to observe distinction between common and sacred things; it kept them separate from idolaters. It would impress them more deeply with the belief of some important mystery in the shedding of the blood and the burning the fat of their solemn sacrifices. Christ, as the Prince of peace, made peace with the blood of his cross. Through him the believer is reconciled to God; and having the peace of God in his heart, he is disposed to follow peace with all men. May the Lord multiply grace, mercy, and peace, to all who desire to bear the Christian character.
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