Deuteronomy 16:4

“And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And there shall bee no leauened bread seene with thee in all thy coasts seuen dayes, neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at Euen, remaine all night, vntill the morning.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in all thy borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which thou sacrificest the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For seven days let no leaven be used through all your land; and nothing of the flesh which is put to death in the evening of the first day is to be kept through the night till morning.
- Basic English Bible

And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in all thy borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst at even on the first day, be left over night until the morning. --
- Darby Bible

And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy borders seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou didst sacrifice the first day at evening, remain all night until the morning.
- Webster's Bible

No yeast shall be seen with you in all your borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which you sacrifice the first day at evening, remain all night until the morning.
- World English Bible

and there is not seen with thee leaven in all thy border seven days, and there doth not remain of the flesh which thou dost sacrifice at evening on the first day till morning.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in all they borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which thou sacrificest the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 16:4


16:4 Any of the flesh - That is, of the passover properly so called.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 16

  • A disciple
    "Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee.." The Bible isn't open for anyone to interpret it any way he wants; and the holy Glad Tidings of our Lord Jesus Christ is not open to be modernized by casual contemporary rock and roll rejects, for what they want to make of it. The Lord is holy, and He commands us to be holy and perfect with Him.
  • Lu2677
    Adding to my comment when I said "following false teachers" The "following" would not go on for long, if at all. Jesus said "My sheep hear my voice and follow me, they do not hear the voice of strangers" The Holy Spirit teaches truth, The Holy Spirit guides and makes the path of the righteous straight.
  • Lu2677
    God knows we cannot keep his commandments; we won't be perfect until glorified with Christ, the flesh is weak, Satan deceives the whole world; if we could keep them we would not need to be reminded to repent, a believer's heart desires to keep them. In His mercy He offers salvation by grace Eph.2:8-10. Many break this one; Lean not on your understanding,and following false teachers.
  • A disciple
    To Eric 2 mths ago;What are you arguing about? Irene is right; God gave Israel a Covenant for being His people, close to Him and above all people of the earth: but they refused and went instead after the gods of the heathen. And where is it said that God gives us His commandments with the thought that He already knows we can't keep them? And how do you think God feels about hostility to His Elect?
  • A disciple
    To Irene (cont.); Another thing I got out of reading some of Josephus about those times; is how that the Country was filled with violence and sedition, and there were Zealot Extremists inciting revolt against "the Powers that be;" like there is today! Meanwhile in Jerusalem, the Rulers could only obsess with persecuting everything around the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Sound familiar?
  • A disciple
    Hello Irene; Haven't heard from you for a while; how are you doing? I hope you're well and in good health. I just happened to be in this Chapter this morning, and just now saw that you wrote me back about two months ago. Sorry for the lapse. Yes, continuing about the destruction of the Temple; Josephus has quite a remarkable account of the events, as he was actually there! A recommended reading:)

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