Leviticus 7:23
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New International Version
"Say to the Israelites: 'Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats.

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.

Darby Bible Translation
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, No fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat shall ye eat.

World English Bible
"Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'You shall eat no fat, of bull, or sheep, or goat.

Young's Literal Translation
'Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, Any fat of ox and sheep and goat ye do not eat;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat - Any other fat they might eat, but the fat of these was sacred, because they were the only animals which were offered in sacrifice, though many others ranked among the clean animals as well as these. But it is likely that this prohibition is to be understood of these animals when offered in sacrifice, and then only in reference to the inward fat, as mentioned on Leviticus 7:4. Of the fat in any other circumstances it cannot be intended, as it was one of the especial blessings which God gave to the people. Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with Fat of Lambs, and Rams of the breed of Bashan, and Goats, were the provision that he gave to his followers. See Deuteronomy 32:12-14.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fat Any other {fat} they might eat; but the fat of these was sacred, because they were the only animals which were offered in sacrifice, though many others ranked among the {clean} animals as well as these. This prohibition may, however, be understood of these animals {when} offered in sacrifice, and {then only} in reference to the {inward} fat, described in verse

4. Of the fat in any other circumstances, it cannot be intended, as it was one of the especial blessings which God gave to his people.-- `Butter of kind, and milk of sheep, with {fat} of {lambs}, and {rams} of the breed of Bashan, and {goats}, were the provision which he graciously bestowed on his followers. (See

Deuteronomy 32:12-14 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him...

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Leviticus 3:16,17 And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet smell: all the fat is the LORD's...

Leviticus 4:8-10 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covers the inwards...

Leviticus 17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation...

Deuteronomy 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you...

1 Samuel 2:15-17,29 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest...

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed...

Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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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

Cross References
Leviticus 3:16
The priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD's.

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

Leviticus 7:22
The LORD said to Moses,

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