Numbers 18:32
New International Version
By presenting the best part of it you will not be guilty in this matter; then you will not defile the holy offerings of the Israelites, and you will not die.'"

New Living Translation
You will not be considered guilty for accepting the LORD’s tithes if you give the best portion to the priests. But be careful not to treat the holy gifts of the people of Israel as though they were common. If you do, you will die.”

English Standard Version
And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have contributed the best of it. But you shall not profane the holy things of the people of Israel, lest you die.’”

Berean Study Bible
Once you have presented the best part of it, you will not incur guilt because of it. But you must not defile the sacred offerings of the Israelites, or else you will die.’ ”

King James Bible
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.

New King James Version
And you shall bear no sin because of it, when you have lifted up the best of it. But you shall not profane the holy gifts of the children of Israel, lest you die.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
And you will bring on yourselves no sin by reason of it when you have offered the best of it. But you shall not profane the sacred gifts of the sons of Israel, so that you do not die.’”

NASB 1995
'You will bear no sin by reason of it when you have offered the best of it. But you shall not profane the sacred gifts of the sons of Israel, or you will die.'"

NASB 1977
‘And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have offered the best of it. But you shall not profane the sacred gifts of the sons of Israel, lest you die.’”

Amplified Bible
You will bear no sin because of it when you have offered the best of it; but you shall not profane the sacred gifts of the children of Israel, or you will die [because of it].’”

Christian Standard Bible
You will not incur guilt because of it once you have presented the best part of it, but you must not defile the Israelites’ holy offerings, so that you will not die.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will not incur guilt because of it once you have presented the best part of it, but you must not defile the Israelites' holy offerings, so that you will not die."

American Standard Version
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best thereof: and ye shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that ye die not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall not receive sin for it when you offer the best part of it, and you shall not defile the holiness of the children of Israel, lest you die.’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall not bear sin by reason of it, for ye shall have offered an offering of first-fruits from it, and ye shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that ye die not.

Contemporary English Version
You won't be punished for eating it, as long as you have already offered the best parts to me. The gifts and sacrifices brought by the people must remain sacred, and if you eat any part of them before they are offered to me, you will be put to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall not sin in this point, by reserving the choicest and fat things to yourselves, lest you profane the oblations of the children of Israel, and die.

English Revised Version
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best thereof: and ye shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that ye die not.

Good News Translation
You will not become guilty when you eat it, as long as you have presented the best of it to the LORD. But be sure not to profane the sacred gifts of the Israelites by eating any of the gifts before the best part is offered; if you do, you will be put to death."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you contribute the best part, you won't suffer the consequences of any sin. You won't be dishonoring the holy offerings given by the Israelites, and you won't die."

International Standard Version
You won't sin by offering the best of it, and you are not to profane the sacred things of the Israelis, so that you won't die."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, seeing that ye have set apart from it the best thereof; and ye shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that ye die not.'

Literal Standard Version
and you bear no sin for it in your lifting up its fat out of it, but you do not defile the holy things of the sons of Israel, and you do not die.”

NET Bible
And you will bear no sin concerning it when you offer up the best of it. And you must not profane the holy things of the Israelites, or else you will die.'"

New Heart English Bible
You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you not die.'"

World English Bible
You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you not die.'"

Young's Literal Translation
and ye bear no sin for it, in your lifting up its fat out of it, and the holy things of the sons of Israel ye do not pollute, and ye die not.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Offerings for Priests and Levites
31And you and your households may eat the rest of it anywhere; it is the compensation for your work at the Tent of Meeting. 32Once you have presented the best part of it, you will not incur guilt because of it. But you must not defile the sacred offerings of the Israelites, or else you will die.’”

Cross References
Leviticus 22:15
The priests must not profane the sacred offerings that the Israelites present to the LORD

Leviticus 22:16
by allowing the people to eat the sacred offerings and thus to bear the punishment for guilt. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them."

Numbers 18:31
And you and your households may eat the rest of it anywhere; it is the compensation for your work at the Tent of Meeting.

Numbers 19:1
Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall you pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest you die.

bear

Numbers 18:22
Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.

Leviticus 19:8
Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

pollute

Leviticus 22:2,15
Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD…

Malachi 1:7
Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.

1 Corinthians 11:27,29
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord…









(32) And ye shall bear no sin . . . --i.e., shall not incur any guilt, or become liable to any punishment. (See Note on Numbers 18:22.)

Verse 32. - Ye shall bear no sin. עָלָיו לֹא־תִשְׂאוּ. They would not incur any guilty responsibility by enjoying it as and where they pleased. Neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die. This seems to be the tree translation, and it conveyed a final warning. See Leviticus 22:2 for one very obvious way in which the Levites might pollute "holy things."





Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Once you have presented
בַּהֲרִֽימְכֶ֥ם (ba·hă·rî·mə·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

the best part
חֶלְבּ֖וֹ (ḥel·bōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2459: Fat, richest, choice part

of it,
מִמֶּ֑נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

you will not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

incur
תִשְׂא֤וּ (ṯiś·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

guilt
חֵ֔טְא (ḥêṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2399: A crime, its penalty

because of it.
עָלָיו֙ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

But
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

you must not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

defile
תְחַלְּל֖וּ (ṯə·ḥal·lə·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

the sacred offerings
קָדְשֵׁ֧י (qā·ḏə·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6918: Sacred, God, an angel, a saint, a sanctuary

of the Israelites,
בְנֵי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

lest
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

you die.”
תָמֽוּתוּ׃ (ṯā·mū·ṯū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill


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