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Leviticus 22:28

    Leviticus 22:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And whether it be cow, or ewe, you shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A cow or a sheep may not be put to death with its young on the same day.

    Webster's Revision

    And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

    World English Bible

    Whether it is a cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And whether it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 22:28

    Ye shall not kill it and her young in one day - This precept was certainly intended to inculcate mercy and tenderness of heart; and so the Jews understood it. When it is necessary to take away the lives of innocent animals for the support of our own, we should do it in such a way as not to blunt our moral feelings; and deplore the necessity, while we feel an express gratitude to God for permission, to do it.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 22:28

    A law intended to remind the Israelites of the sacredness of the relation between the parent and its offspring. Compare Exodus 23:19 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 22:28

    22:28 In one day - Because it favoured of cruelty.