17 “‘This is a lasting ordinance(A) for the generations to come,(B) wherever you live:(C) You must not eat any fat or any blood.(D)’”

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26 And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood(A) of any bird or animal.

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10 “‘I will set my face against any Israelite or any foreigner residing among them who eats blood,(A) and I will cut them off from the people. 11 For the life of a creature is in the blood,(B) and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.[a](C) 12 Therefore I say to the Israelites, “None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner residing among you eat blood.”

13 “‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth,(D) 14 because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Israelites, “You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 17:11 Or atonement by the life in the blood

26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.(A)

“‘Do not practice divination(B) or seek omens.(C)

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23 But be sure you do not eat the blood,(A) because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.(B) 24 You must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.(C) 25 Do not eat it, so that it may go well(D) with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is right(E) in the eyes of the Lord.

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23 But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.(A)

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33 Then someone said to Saul, “Look, the men are sinning against the Lord by eating meat that has blood(A) in it.”

“You have broken faith,” he said. “Roll a large stone over here at once.”

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25 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Since you eat(A) meat with the blood(B) still in it and look to your idols and shed blood, should you then possess the land?(C)

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20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols,(A) from sexual immorality,(B) from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.(C)

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29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.(A) You will do well to avoid these things.

Farewell.

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