Ezekiel 44:31 "The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.

King James Version

The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Holman Bible

The priests may not eat any bird or animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts.

International Standard Version

However, the priests are not to eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or that has been torn apart."

A Conservative Version

The priests shall not eat of anything that dies of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or beast.

American Standard Version

The priests shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or beast.

Amplified

The priests shall not eat of anything that has died of itself or is torn, whether it be bird or beast.

Bible in Basic English

The priests may not take for food any bird or beast which has come to a natural death or whose death has been caused by another animal.

Darby Translation

The priests shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself, or of that which is torn, whether of fowl or of beast.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Julia Smith Translation

Every carcass or torn from bind and from cattle, the priests shall not eat.

King James 2000

The priests shall not eat of anything that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Any dead body or mangled carcass from the birds or from the animals, the priests shall not eat."

Modern King James verseion

The priests shall not eat of anything that died of itself, or is torn, whether it is bird or animal.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But no dead carrion shall the priest eat, nor such as is devoured of wild beasts, fouls or cattle."

NET Bible

The priests will not eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or was torn to pieces by a wild animal.

New Heart English Bible

The priests shall not eat of anything that dies of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or animal.

The Emphasized Bible

Nothing that died of itself or was torn in pieces, of bird or of beast shall be eaten by the priests.

Webster

The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether of fowl or beast.

World English Bible

The priests shall not eat of anything that dies of itself, or is torn, whether it be bird or animal.

Youngs Literal Translation

Any carcase and torn thing, of the fowl, and of the beasts, the priests do not eat.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּהן 
Kohen 
Usage: 750

shall not eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

נבלה 
N@belah 
Usage: 48

or torn
טרפה 
T@rephah 
Usage: 9

whether it be fowl
עוף 
`owph 
Usage: 71

Context Readings

The People Serving In The New Temple

30 "The first of all the first fruits of every kind and every contribution of every kind, from all your contributions, shall be for the priests; you shall also give to the priest the first of your dough to cause a blessing to rest on your house. 31 "The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.



Cross References

Leviticus 22:8

'He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.

Exodus 22:31

"You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.

Deuteronomy 14:21

"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Leviticus 17:15

"When any person eats an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or an alien, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean.

Ezekiel 4:14

But I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth."

Romans 14:20

Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.



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