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Leviticus 22:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith: I am Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— That which dieth of itself, or is torn [with beasts], he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I [am] the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘He shall not eat [an animal] which dies or is torn [by beasts], becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— That which dieth of itself, or is torn [by beasts], he shall not eat to defile himself with it: I [am] the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Of a dead carcase and what is torn shall he not eat, to make himself unclean therewith: I am Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— That which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces, shall he not eat, to make himself unclean thereby,—I, am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— a carcase or torn thing he doth not eat, for uncleanness thereby; I [am] Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That which dieth of itself, and that which was taken by a beast, they shall not eat, nor be defiled therewith. I am the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That which dieth of it selfe, or is torne [with beasts], hee shall not eate to defile himselfe therewith: I [am] the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He shall not eat that which dies of itself, or is taken of beasts, so that he should be polluted by them: I [am] the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— That which dieth of itself, or is torn [with beasts], he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I [am] Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
That which dieth of itself, 5038
{5038} Prime
נְבֵלָה
n@belah
{neb-ay-law'}
From H5034; a flabby thing, that is, a carcase or carrion (human or bestial, often collective); figuratively an idol.
or is torn 2966
{2966} Prime
טְרֵפָה
t@rephah
{ter-ay-faw'}
Feminine (collectively) of H2964; prey, that is, flocks devoured by animals.
[with beasts], he shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
eat 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to defile 2930
{2930} Prime
טָמֵא
tame'
{taw-may'}
A primitive root; to be foul, especially in a ceremonial or moral sense (contaminated).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
himself therewith: I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am] Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Leviticus 22:8

_ _ dieth of itself — The feelings of nature revolt against such food. It might have been left to the discretion of the Hebrews, who it may be supposed (like the people of all civilized nations) would have abstained from the use of it without any positive interdict. But an express precept was necessary to show them that whatever died naturally or from disease, was prohibited to them by the operation of that law which forbade them the use of any meat with its blood.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 22:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 17:15 And every soul that eateth that which died [of itself], or that which was torn [with beasts, whether it be] one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.
Exodus 22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat [any] flesh [that is] torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.
Deuteronomy 14:21 Ye shall not eat [of] any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that [is] in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
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