Deuteronomy 12:20 "When the LORD your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"When the LORD your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire.

King James Version

When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.

Holman Bible

"When the Lord your God enlarges your territory as He has promised you, and you say, 'I want to eat meat' because you have a strong desire to eat meat, you may eat it whenever you want.

International Standard Version

When the LORD your God enlarges your territory just as he told you and you say "I want to eat meat' since you desire to eat it, you may do so as much as you please.

A Conservative Version

When LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he has promised thee, and thou shall say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul desires to eat flesh, thou may eat flesh, after all the desire of thy soul.

American Standard Version

When Jehovah thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul desireth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, after all the desire of thy soul.

Amplified

When the Lord your God enlarges your territory, as He promised you, and you say, I will eat flesh, because you crave flesh, you may eat flesh whenever you desire.

Bible in Basic English

When the Lord your God makes wide the limit of your land, as he has said, and you say, I will take flesh for my food, because you have a desire for it; then you may take whatever flesh you have a desire for.

Darby Translation

When Jehovah thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he promised thee, and thou say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh, thou mayest eat flesh, according to all the desire of thy soul.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he has promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul desires to eat flesh, according to all the desire of thy soul thou shalt eat flesh.

Julia Smith Translation

When Jehovah thy God shall enlarge thy boundary, as he spake to thee, and thou said; I will eat flesh because thy soul shall desire to eat flesh, in all thy soul desired thou shalt eat flesh.

King James 2000

When the LORD your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul longs to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, whatsoever your soul desires.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"When Yahweh your God enlarges your territory [just] as he has {promised} to you, and you say 'I want to eat [some] meat,' {because you want it}, {whenever you desire} you may eat meat.

Modern King James verseion

When Jehovah your God shall make your border larger, as He has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul longs to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, whatever your soul desires.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If, when the LORD thy God hath enlarged thy coasts as he hath promised thee, thou say, 'I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh': then thou shalt eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth.

NET Bible

When the Lord your God extends your borders as he said he would do and you say, "I want to eat meat just as I please," you may do so as you wish.

New Heart English Bible

When the LORD your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, "I want to eat meat," because your soul desires to eat meat; you may eat meat, after all the desire of your soul.

The Emphasized Bible

When Yahweh thy God shall enlarge thy boundary - as he hath spoken unto thee - and thou shalt say. I would eat flesh because thy soul desireth to eat flesh, of whatsoever thy soul desireth, mayest thou eat flesh.

Webster

When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatever thy soul desireth.

World English Bible

When Yahweh your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, "I want to eat meat," because your soul desires to eat meat; you may eat meat, after all the desire of your soul.

Youngs Literal Translation

When Jehovah thy God doth enlarge thy border, as He hath spoken to thee, and thou hast said, Let me eat flesh -- for thy soul desireth to eat flesh -- of all the desire of thy soul thou dost eat flesh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

רחב 
Rachab 
Usage: 25

גּבל גּבוּל 
G@buwl 
Usage: 240

as he hath promised
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

thee, and thou shalt say

Usage: 0

I will eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

בּשׂר 
Basar 
בּשׂר 
Basar 
בּשׂר 
Basar 
Usage: 270
Usage: 270
Usage: 270

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

to eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

thou mayest eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

19 "Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land. 20 "When the LORD your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire. 21 "If the place which the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter of your herd and flock which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates whatever you desire.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 19:8

"If the LORD your God enlarges your territory, just as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He promised to give your fathers--

Deuteronomy 11:24

"Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as the western sea.

Genesis 28:14

"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Exodus 34:24

"For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.

Genesis 15:18-21

On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 31:30

"Now you have indeed gone away because you longed greatly for your father's house; but why did you steal my gods?"

Exodus 23:31

"I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.

Numbers 11:4

The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?

Numbers 11:20

but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?"'"

Numbers 11:34

So the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had been greedy.

Deuteronomy 12:15

"However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, whatever you desire, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you; the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the deer.

2 Samuel 13:39

The heart of King David longed to go out to Absalom; for he was comforted concerning Amnon, since he was dead.

2 Samuel 23:15

David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"

1 Chronicles 4:10

Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested.

Psalm 63:1

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 84:2

My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Psalm 107:9

For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.

Psalm 119:20

My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.

Psalm 119:40

Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.

Psalm 119:174

I long for Your salvation, O LORD, And Your law is my delight.

2 Corinthians 9:14

while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.

Philippians 1:8

For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:26

because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.



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