New Living Translation
"You must be my holy people. Therefore, do not eat any animal that has been torn up and killed by wild animals. Throw it to the dogs.
King James Bible
And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall be holy men unto me; and ye shall not eat flesh torn in the field: ye shall cast it to the dog.
World English Bible
"You shall be holy men to me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn by animals in the field. You shall cast it to the dogs.
Young's Literal Translation
'And ye are holy men to Me, and flesh torn in the field ye do not eat, to a dog ye do cast it.
Exodus 22:31 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:31 Ye shall be holy unto me - And one mark of that honourable distinction is appointed in their diet, which was, that they should not eat any flesh that was torn of beasts - Both because the blood was not duly taken out of it, and because the clean beast was ceremonially defiled, by the touch of the unclean.
LibraryEpistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
To Felix, Bishop of Messana. To our most reverend brother, the Bishop Felix, Gregory, servant of the servants of God  . Our Head, which is Christ, to this end has willed us to be His members, that through His large charity and faithfulness He might make us one body in Himself, to whom it befits us so to cling that, since without Him we can do nothing, through Him we may be enabled to be what we are called. From the citadel of the Head let nothing divide us, lest, if we refuse to be His members, …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
Feast of the Dedication. The Jews Attempt to Stone Jesus and He Retires to Peræa.
A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.
Jesus' Last Public Discourse. Denunciation of Scribes and Pharisees.
And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation.' This is the message you must give to the people of Israel."
The fat of an animal found dead or torn to pieces by wild animals must never be eaten, though it may be used for any other purpose.
For I am the LORD your God. You must consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. So do not defile yourselves with any of these small animals that scurry along the ground.
"And if any native-born Israelites or foreigners eat the meat of an animal that died naturally or was torn up by wild animals, they must wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water. They will remain ceremonially unclean until evening, but then they will be clean.
"Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.
For the men of Israel have married women from these people and have taken them as wives for their sons. So the holy race has become polluted by these mixed marriages. Worse yet, the leaders and officials have led the way in this outrage."
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, must I be defiled by using human dung? For I have never been defiled before. From the time I was a child until now I have never eaten any animal that died of sickness or was killed by other animals. I have never eaten any meat forbidden by the law."
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