Bible: Lev 17:10-16

Prohibition against Eating Blood

17:10‘Any man 1  from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who reside 2  in their 3  midst who eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people, 4  17:11 for the life of every living thing 5  is in the blood. 6  So I myself have assigned it to you 7  on the altar to make atonement for your lives, for the blood makes atonement by means of the life. 8  17:12 Therefore, I have said to the Israelites: No person among you is to eat blood, 9  and no resident foreigner who lives among you is to eat blood. 10 

17:13‘Any man from the Israelites 11  or from the foreigners who reside 12  in their 13  midst who hunts a wild animal 14  or a bird that may be eaten 15  must pour out its blood and cover it with soil, 17:14 for the life of all flesh is its blood. 16  So I have said to the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any living thing 17  because the life of every living thing is its blood – all who eat it will be cut off. 18 

Regulations for Eating Carcasses

17:15‘Any person 19  who eats an animal that has died of natural causes 20  or an animal torn by beasts, whether a native citizen or a foreigner, 21  must wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening; then he becomes clean. 17:16 But if he does not wash his clothes 22  and does not bathe his body, he will bear his punishment for iniquity.’ 23 

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