11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have appointed it to you to make atonement on the altar for[a] your lives, since it is the lifeblood that makes atonement.(A) 12 Therefore I say to the Israelites: None of you and no alien who resides among you may eat blood.

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  1. 17:11 Or to ransom

14 Since the life of every creature is its blood, I have told the Israelites: You are not to eat the blood of any creature,(A) because the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it must be cut off.

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