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

  • Peter
    Just like any other transgression we've committed before we were born again, you're forgiven for Tattoos, but you're not to continue in getting ink, or any other transgressions you do. Otherwise you can't continually sin. Grace covers most of it, as a Pentecostal we believe in Conditional Eternal Security, not Unconditional Eternal Security, the term mostly used for it is Once Saved Always Saved
  • Irene123
    " ..... nor print ANY marks upon you: I AM the LORD." what part of 'any' does one not understand? This COMMAND refers to ONLY after one has repented and been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins. God does forgive any their 'marks' they have AFTER coming to Him, but we are not to get any more after coming to Him.
  • 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
  • We have the following: 1 The Covenant 2 The Tannach 3 Roman bible new testament Put together by some very questionable characters: The Governor of Rome, the pope and the Pauline doctrine cursed be any man that does not follow my doctrine I choose to follow Yahshuah 's teachings. They were clear and concise. The Father clearly points out that He would test us... Why follow another trail ? There is only One Sheppard, only One flock. A beard is what our Father has required us to have and He provides details. I did not see a schedule, limiting the period nor geographical restrictions as to where not to. God 's words are clear... and a beard is a small price from his creation. Unless your heart is bent on satisfying man. I wear Tzi-Tzi 's Tassels also as commanded by our Father. YOU the "so called believer " that does not follow our Fathers commands are the "worldly one ". Think about it
  • to me it is an outward sign of rebelliousness, pride, vanity, ignorance,, self-righteoueousnss " Brands " your sinful nature to all who see it. In God 's eyes, E knows your heart and intentions, and He is our Judge. I choose to follow Jesus 's example.

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