New American Bible (Revised Edition)
19 The choicest first fruits of your soil you shall bring to the house of the Lord, your God.
You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.[a]
Reward of Fidelity. 20 See, I am sending an angel(A) before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. 21 Be attentive to him and obey him. Do not rebel against him, for he will not forgive your sin. My authority is within him.[b]Read full chapter
- 23:19 Boil a young goat in its mother’s milk: this command, repeated in 34:26 and Dt 14:21, is difficult to understand. It may originate from a taboo that forbade killing the young that were still nursing from the mother, or that forbade the mixing of life and death: the slaughtered young goat with the milk that previously had nourished its life. The Jewish dietary custom of keeping meat and dairy products separate is based on this command.
- 23:21 My authority is within him: lit., “My name is within him.”
New International Version
19 “Bring the best of the firstfruits(A) of your soil to the house of the Lord your God.
“Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.(B)
God’s Angel to Prepare the Way
20 “See, I am sending an angel(C) ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.(D) 21 Pay attention to him and listen(E) to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive(F) your rebellion,(G) since my Name(H) is in him.Read full chapter