New American Standard Bible
"But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.
King James Bible
And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.
Darby Bible Translation
A cow, or sheep it and its young shall ye not slaughter in one day.
World English Bible
Whether it is a cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.
Young's Literal Translation
but an ox or sheep -- it and its young one, ye do not slaughter in one day.
Leviticus 22:28 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A law intended to remind the Israelites of the sacredness of the relation between the parent and its offspring. Compare Exodus 23:19 note.
The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"If you happen to come upon a bird's nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;
you shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.
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