New International Version
Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and its young on the same 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall not kill it and her young in one day - This precept was certainly intended to inculcate mercy and tenderness of heart; and so the Jews understood it. When it is necessary to take away the lives of innocent animals for the support of our own, we should do it in such a way as not to blunt our moral feelings; and deplore the necessity, while we feel an express gratitude to God for permission, to do it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ewe. or, she goat. ye shall not kill it. This law was certainly intended to inculcate mercy and tenderness of heart; and so the Jews have understood it.
LibraryThe Two Sabbath-Controversies - the Plucking of the Ears of Corn by the Disciples, and the Healing of the Man with the Withered Hand
IN grouping together the three miracles of healing described in the last chapter, we do not wish to convey that it is certain they had taken place in precisely that order. Nor do we feel sure, that they preceded what is about to be related. In the absence of exact data, the succession of events and their location must be matter of combination. From their position in the Evangelic narratives, and the manner in which all concerned speak and act, we inferred, that they took place at that particular …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
If you come across a bird's nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young.
You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.
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