New Living Translation
"You must never eat any fat or blood. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation, wherever you live."
King James Bible
It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.
Darby Bible Translation
It is an everlasting statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings: no fat and no blood shall ye eat.
World English Bible
"'It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.'"
Young's Literal Translation
'A statute age-during to your generations in all your dwellings: any fat or any blood ye do not eat.'
Leviticus 3:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:17 All your dwellings - Not only at or near the tabernacle, not only of those beasts which you actually sacrifice, but also in your several dwellings, and of all that kind of beasts. Fat - Was forbidden, To preserve the reverence of the holy rites and sacrifices. That they might be taught hereby to acknowledge God as their Lord, and the Lord of all the creatures, who might reserve what he pleased to himself. To exercise them in obedience to God, and self - denial and mortification of their appetites, even in those things which probably many of them would much desire. Blood - Was forbidden partly to maintain reverence to God and his worship; partly out of opposition to idolaters, who used to drink the blood of their sacrifices; partly with respect to Christ's Blood, thereby manifestly signified. God would not permit the very shadows of this to be used as a common thing. Nor will he allow us, tho' we have the comfort of the atonement made, to assume to ourselves any share in the honour of making it.
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.
The lampstand will stand in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant. Aaron and his sons must keep the lamps burning in the LORD's presence all night. This is a permanent law for the people of Israel, and it must be observed from generation to generation.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
Any of Aaron's male descendants may eat from the special gifts presented to the LORD. This is their permanent right from generation to generation. Anyone or anything that touches these offerings will become holy."
In each generation, the high priest who succeeds Aaron must prepare this same offering. It belongs to the LORD and must be burned up completely. This is a permanent law.
"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. You must never eat fat, whether from cattle, sheep, or goats.
No matter where you live, you must never consume the blood of any bird or animal.
Jump to PreviousAge-During Blood Dwelling Dwellings Eat Everlasting Fat Food Generations Houses Lasting Order Ordinance Perpetual Places Statute Throughout Wherever
Jump to NextAge-During Blood Dwelling Dwellings Eat Everlasting Fat Food Generations Houses Lasting Order Ordinance Perpetual Places Statute Throughout Wherever
LinksLeviticus 3:17 NIV
Leviticus 3:17 NLT
Leviticus 3:17 ESV
Leviticus 3:17 NASB
Leviticus 3:17 KJV
Leviticus 3:17 Bible Apps
Leviticus 3:17 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 3:17 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 3:17 French Bible
Leviticus 3:17 German Bible
Leviticus 3:17 Commentaries