New Living Translation
But never consume the blood, for the blood is the life, and you must not consume the lifeblood with the meat.
King James Bible
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
Darby Bible Translation
Only, be sure that thou eat not the blood; for the blood is the life, and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh;
World English Bible
Only be sure that you don't eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.
Young's Literal Translation
Only, be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and thou dost not eat the life with the flesh;
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CommentaryDeuteronomy 12:23 Parallel Commentaries
Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf. …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from eating food offered to idols, from sexual immorality, from eating the meat of strangled animals, and from consuming blood.
But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.
No matter where you live, you must never consume the blood of any bird or animal.
"And if any native Israelite or foreigner living among you eats or drinks blood in any form, I will turn against that person and cut him off from the community of your people,
"Do not eat meat that has not been drained of its blood. "Do not practice fortune-telling or witchcraft.
But you must not consume the blood. You must pour it out on the ground like water.
Anyone, whether ceremonially clean or unclean, may eat that meat, just as you do now with gazelle and deer.
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