Lev17Eat No Blood

The Lord (to Moses): Tell Aaron, his sons, and the children of Israel.  All your sacrifices must be brought

• to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation

• to the Lord

• to the priest

The priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and burn the fat for a sweet savor to the Lord.

The men of the house of Israel shall not offer their sacrifices to devils, after whom they have gone a whoring.

This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their generations.

Any man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who live among you, that offers a burnt offering or sacrifice and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation to offer it to the Lord; that man shall be cut off from among his people.

Any man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that live among you, that eats any manner of blood;

• I will set my face against that soul that eats blood, and

• I will cut him off from among his people,

because the life of the flesh is in the blood: and

because it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.

Therefore, no soul among you shall eat blood, whether he be of the house of Israel of a Stanger who lives among you
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The man who hunts and catches any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall pour out the blood, and cover the blood with dust. For the blood is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life of it:

Therefore, you shall not eat the blood of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood of it.

And every soul that eats an animal that died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening: then shall he be clean.

But if he does not wash his clothes, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.