Prohibition against Eating Blood
17:10 “ ‘Any man23 from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who reside24 in their25 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,26 17:11 for the life of every living thing27 is in the blood.28 So I myself have assigned it to you29 on the altar to make atonement for your lives, for the blood makes atonement by means of the life.30 17:12 Therefore, I have said to the Israelites: No person among you is to eat blood,31 and no resident foreigner who lives among you is to eat blood.32
17:13 “ ‘Any man from the Israelites33 or from the foreigners who reside34 in their35 midst who hunts a wild animal36 or a bird that may be eaten37 must pour out its blood and cover it with soil, 17:14 for the life of all flesh is its blood.38 So I have said to the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any living thing39 because the life of every living thing is its blood—all who eat it will be cut off.40
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