“‘You must not eat anything with the blood still in it. 1 You must not practice either divination or soothsaying. 2
"‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. "‘Do not practise divination or sorcery.
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.
"Never eat meat that has not been drained of its blood. "Do not practice fortune–telling or witchcraft.
"Don't eat meat with blood in it. "Don't practice divination or sorcery.
Nothing may be used for food with its blood in it; you may not make use of strange arts, or go in search of signs and wonders.
You shall not eat anything with its blood. You shall not practice augury or witchcraft.
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.
Ye shall not eat
[any thing] with the blood
neither shall ye use enchantment
nor observe times
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“‘You must not
anything with the blood
in it. You must not
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1 tn Heb “You shall not eat on the blood.” See the extensive remarks in J. E. Hartley, Leviticus (WBC), 319-20, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus (JPSTC), 132-33. The LXX has “on the mountains,” suggesting that this is a prohibition against illegitimate places and occasions of worship, not the eating of blood.
2 tn Heb “You shall not practice divination and you shall not practice soothsaying”; cf. NRSV “practice augury or witchcraft.” For suggestions regarding the practices involved see B. A. Levine, Leviticus (JPSTC), 133, and J. E. Hartley, Leviticus (WBC), 320.