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Deuteronomy 12:23

    Deuteronomy 12:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Only be sure that you eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and you may not eat the life with the flesh.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But see that you do not take the blood for food; for the blood is the life; and you may not make use of the life as food with the flesh.

    Webster's Revision

    Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.

    World English Bible

    Only be sure that you don't eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 12:23

    For the blood is the life - And the life being offered as an atonement, consequently the blood should not be eaten. See the notes on Leviticus 17:11, where the subject of the vitality of the blood is largely considered.