New Living Translation
But if this firstborn animal has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or if anything else is wrong with it, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
King James Bible
And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
Darby Bible Translation
But if there be a defect therein, if it be lame, or blind, or have any evil defect, thou shalt not sacrifice it to Jehovah thy God.
World English Bible
If it have any blemish, [as if it be] lame or blind, any ill blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when there is in it a blemish, lame, or blind, any evil blemish, thou dost not sacrifice it to Jehovah thy God;
Deuteronomy 15:21 Parallel
CommentaryDeuteronomy 15:21 Parallel Commentaries
"If the animal you present as a burnt offering is from the herd, it must be a male with no defects. Bring it to the entrance of the Tabernacle so you may be accepted by the LORD.
you will be accepted only if your offering is a male animal with no defects. It may be a bull, a ram, or a male goat.
Do not present an animal with defects, because the LORD will not accept it on your behalf.
As a special gift you must present a burnt offering to the LORD--two young bulls, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all with no defects.
You must present a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the LORD. It will consist of one young bull, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs, all with no defects.
"Never sacrifice sick or defective cattle, sheep, or goats to the LORD your God, for he detests such gifts.
When you give blind animals as sacrifices, isn't that wrong? And isn't it wrong to offer animals that are crippled and diseased? Try giving gifts like that to your governor, and see how pleased he is!" says the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
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