Eating Blood Forbidden
17:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
17:2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the
children of Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing
which the LORD hath commanded, saying,
17:3 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that
killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that
killeth it out of the camp,
17:4 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before
the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that
man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from
among his people:
17:5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their
sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that
they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer
them for peace offerings unto the LORD.
17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar
of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savor unto the
17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto
devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a
statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
17:8 And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be
of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn
among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,
17:9 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man
shall be cut off from among his people.
17:10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel,
or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any
manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul
that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his
17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have
given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your
souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the
17:12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul
of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that
sojourneth among you eat blood.
17:13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of
Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which
hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he
shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with
17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is
for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of
Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for
the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth
it shall be cut off.
17:15 And every soul that eateth that which died of itself,
or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of
your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his
clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until
the even: then shall he be clean.
17:16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he
shall bear his iniquity.