Leviticus 19:23

“And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when yee shall come in to the land, and shall haue planted all maner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit therof as vncircumcised: three yeeres shall it be as vncircumcised vnto you: it shall not be eaten of.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'When you enter the land and plant all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; {it} shall not be eaten.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as their uncircumcision: three years shall they be as uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when you have come into the land, and have put in all sorts of fruit-trees, their fruit will be as if they had not had circumcision, and for three years their fruit may not be used for food.
- Basic English Bible

And when ye come into the land and plant all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count its fruit as uncircumcised, three years shall it be uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of;
- Darby Bible

And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food; then ye shall count its fruit as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised to you: it shall not be eaten of.
- Webster's Bible

'When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as forbidden. Three years shall they be forbidden to you. It shall not be eaten.
- World English Bible

`And when ye come in unto the land, and have planted all [kinds] of trees [for] food, then ye have reckoned as uncircumcised its fruit, three years it is to you uncircumcised, it is not eaten,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as forbidden; three years shall it be as forbidden unto you; it shall not be eaten.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:23


19:23 As uncircumcised - That is, As unclean, not to be eaten but cast away. This precept was serviceable, To the trees themselves, which grew the better and faster, being early stript of those fruits, which otherwise would have drawn away much more of the strength from the tree. To men, both because the fruit then was less wholesome, and because hereby men were taught to bridle their appetites; a lesson of great use and absolute necessity in a holy life.


Discussion for Leviticus 19

  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 1:3 according as HIS divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory and virtue titus 1:1 paul a servant of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
    according to the faith of GODS elect and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Steve morrow
    genesis 1:27 so GOD created man in HIS own image in the image of GOD created HE him male and female created HE them
    romans 8:29 for whom he did foreknow HE did predestinate to be conformed to the image of HIS son that HE might be the firstborn among many brethren 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • Irene123
    Lev.19:8 - Ye shalt NOT .....NOR .....; I AM the LORD your God. That's very plainly a - requirement - IF - one wants to make Heaven; true Christians who have tattoos have followed Acts 2:38 (v. 37, "what must we do?"). After Acts 2:38 they don't get anymore marks. Nor are marks to be used as a witnessing tool; because God does not allow them in the first place; "I change not" Mal.3:6.
  • Clementina Dadzie
    I think our God is holy and and every one must be holy .
  • ya lord spoke about this becose ppl were mixing with neigbours and doing things which could take them away from yehova. ...
  • John
    Hi Todd. I don 't have any tattoos, but I have noticed on others 'Christian ' tattoos, for example of crosses and even the last supper, and have considered getting one. I actually found seeing these tattoos to be quite inspiring, how anyone could have such a love for God and the Lord that they 'd be prepared to put on themselves such a display for all to see. Whether we should or shouldn 't have them however, I admit I 'm not quite sure and think that I will remain with having any done. That said it seems that the use personal fashioning, whether it be tattoos, the wearing of a cross or clothing with Christian designs on, these are ways people use to put their faith on display the effect of which might be perhaps getting others to become interested in the Gospel and might even make meeting other Christians easier, such as in places and instances where it might be difficult to start an ordinary conversation, such as in a work place, providing your employer doesn 't mind of course! Really interesting subject, thanks for sharing. God bless!!

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