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Leviticus 17
New Living Translation

Prohibitions against Eating Blood

17Then the LORD said to Moses,H3068H1696H4872H559 2"Give the following instructions to Aaron and his sons and all the people of Israel. This is what the LORD has commanded.H1696H175H1121H1121H3478H559H1697H3068H6680H559 3"If any native Israelite sacrifices a bull or a lamb or a goat anywhere inside or outside the campH376H376H1004H3478H7819H7794H3775H5795H4264H7819H2351H4264 4instead of bringing it to the entrance of the Tabernacle to present it as an offering to the LORD, that person will be as guilty as a murderer. Such a person has shed blood and will be cut off from the community.H935H6607H168H4150H7126H7133H3068H6440H4908H3068H1818H2803H376H8210H1818H376H3772H7130H5971 5The purpose of this rule is to stop the Israelites from sacrificing animals in the open fields. It will ensure that they bring their sacrifices to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle, so he can present them to the LORD as peace offerings.H1121H3478H935H2077H2076H6440H7704H935H3068H6607H168H4150H3548H2076H8002H2077H3068 6Then the priest will be able to splatter the blood against the LORD's altar at the entrance of the Tabernacle, and he will burn the fat as a pleasing aroma to the LORD.H3548H2236H1818H4196H3068H6607H168H4150H6999H2459H5207H7381H3068 7The people must no longer be unfaithful to the LORD by offering sacrifices to the goat idols. This is a permanent law for them, to be observed from generation to generation.H2076H2077H8163H310H2181H2708H5769H1755 8"Give them this command as well. If any native Israelite or foreigner living among you offers a burnt offering or a sacrificeH559H376H1004H3478H1616H1481H8432H5927H5930H2077 9but does not bring it to the entrance of the Tabernacle to offer it to the LORD, that person will be cut off from the community.H935H6607H168H4150H6213H3068H376H3772H5971 10"And if any native Israelite or foreigner living among you eats or drinks blood in any form, I will turn against that person and cut him off from the community of your people,H376H1004H3478H1616H1481H8432H398H1818H5414H6440H5315H398H1818H3772H7130H5971 11for the life of the body is in its blood. I have given you the blood on the altar to purify you, making you right with the LORD. It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible.H5315H1320H1818H5414H4196H3722H5315H1818H3722H5315 12That is why I have said to the people of Israel, 'You must never eat or drink blood—neither you nor the foreigners living among you.'H559H1121H3478H5315H398H1818H1616H1481H8432H398H1818 13"And if any native Israelite or foreigner living among you goes hunting and kills an animal or bird that is approved for eating, he must drain its blood and cover it with earth.H376H1121H3478H1616H1481H8432H6679H6718H2416H5775H398H8210H1818H3680H6083 14The life of every creature is in its blood. That is why I have said to the people of Israel, 'You must never eat or drink blood, for the life of any creature is in its blood.' So whoever consumes blood will be cut off from the community.H5315H1320H1818H5315H559H1121H3478H398H1818H1320H5315H1320H1818H398H3772 15"And if any native-born Israelites or foreigners eat the meat of an animal that died naturally or was torn up by wild animals, they must wash their clothes and bathe themselves in water. They will remain ceremonially unclean until evening, but then they will be clean.H5315H398H5038H2966H249H1616H3526H899H7364H4325H2930H6153H2891 16But if they do not wash their clothes and bathe themselves, they will be punished for their sin."H3526H7364H1320H5375H5771


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