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Genesis 9:3

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Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Genesis 9:3

Euery mouing thing that liueth, shalbe meat for you; euen as the greene herbe haue I giuen you all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as {I gave} the green plant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; As the green herb have I given you all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every living and moving thing will be food for you; I give them all to you as before I gave you all green things.
- Basic English Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.
- Darby Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things:
- Webster's Bible

Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.
- World English Bible

Every creeping thing that is alive, to you it is for food; as the green herb I have given to you the whole;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Every moving thing that liveth shall be for food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:3

9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you - Hitherto man had been confined to feed only upon the products of the earth, fruits, herbs and roots, and all sorts of corn and milk; so was the first grant, #Gen 1:29|. But the flood having perhaps washed away much of the virtue of the earth, and so rendered its fruits less pleasing, and less nourishing, God now enlarged the grant, and allowed man to eat flesh, which perhaps man himself never thought of 'till now. The precepts and provisos of this charter are no less kind and gracious, and instances of God's good - will to man. The Jewish doctors speak so often of the seven precepts of Noah, or of the sons of Noah, which they say were to be observed by all nations, that it may not be amiss to set them down. The first against the worship of idols. The second against blasphemy, and requiring to bless the name of God. The third against murder. The fourth against incest and all uncleanness. The fifth against theft and rapine. The sixth requiring the administration of justice. The seventh against eating flesh with the life. These the Jews required the observation of, from the proselytes of the gate. But the precepts here given, all concern the life of man. Man must not prejudice his own life by eating that food which is unwholsome, and prejudicial to his health.

 

Comments for Genesis 9:3

Angela's comment on 2013-09-28 16:25:38:

Anil M. Jesus himself observed the passover feast, which had lamb as a main course. God also required the death of animals to atone for human sin. True, this wasn't a part of the perfect earth God created, but when sin entered the world, things changed. Don't make the mistake of getting caught up in the politics of animal cruelty. People, not animals, were made in God's image. Yes, we shouldn't be cruel to animals, but you can't ignore that the scriptures make it clear that we rule over them, and one of their main purposes is for food.

 

Angela's comment on 2013-09-26 07:31:00:

Anil M. Jesus himself observed the passover feast, which had lamb as a main course. God also required the death of animals to atone for human sin. True, this wasn't a part of the perfect earth God created, but when sin entered the world, things changed. Don't make the mistake of getting caught up in the politics of animal cruelty. People, not animals, were made in God's image. Yes, we shouldn't be cruel to animals, but you can't ignore that the scriptures make it clear that we rule over them, and one of their main purposes is for food.

 

Anil M's comment on 2013-04-24 13:35:13:

i dont believe a compassionate jesus would allow meat eating!This has probably been modified later by writers to justify meat eating as per their choice!

 


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