The priests will not eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or was torn to pieces by a wild animal. 1
The priests must not eat anything, bird or animal, found dead or torn by wild animals.
"The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.
The priests may never eat meat from any bird or animal that dies a natural death or that dies after being attacked by another animal.
"Priests are not to eat any meat from bird or animal unfit for ordinary human consumption, such as carcasses found dead on the road or in the field.
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.
The priests shall not eat of anything, whether bird or animal, that died of itself or was torn by animals.
"The priests shall not eat anything, bird or beast, that died naturally or was torn by wild beasts .
shall not eat
of any thing that is dead of itself
whether it be fowl
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that has died a natural death
or was torn
to pieces by a wild animal.
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1 tn The words “by a wild animal” are not in the Hebrew text, but have been supplied in the translation as a clarification of the circumstances.
sn For this law, see Lev 7:24; 17:15.