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

  • Glynda Wishnevsky
    The law of Moses could not change the nature of man. If a man loved God, he would strive to not sin. However, his nature could not change. When Jesus died, man's nature can become like Christ's nature, once he believes and receives Jesus as his Savior for remission of his sins.
  • Please remember that it is God who will do the writing Jeremiah 31:33 : "I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be My people." Paul affirms this in 2 Corinthians 3:3 - clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart." Psalm 37:30 31 also says of the righteous: "The law of His God is in his heart." Finally, 1 Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our bodies, as Christians, are not ours: "or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"
  • I feel we should read and find out just who God is speaking to in this scripture and realize He has forgiven all His children sins through His Son Jesus Christ and we live in Grace not the law
  • Lev 19v28, is in two parts,Part A...You should not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead.Part B,nor make any tattoo marks ON yourself..I am Jehovah.Some have made tattoo Image as their god or object of worship.God is God,beside Him,there is no other.Isaiah 44v6
  • Clementina Dadzie
    I think our God is holy and and every one must be holy .
  • During the days of Jesus Christ on earth,according to the Bible,he did not put tattoo on his body,let us live our like his,let us seek the face of God and the kingdom of God and leave this our earthly things because we have a better body to wear in the kingdom of God.let this be at the back of your mind.

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