17 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 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, 3 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, athat killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp, 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 bshall be cut off from among his people: 5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer cin 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 dfor peace offerings unto the Lord. 6 And the priest dshall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat efor a sweet savour unto the Lord. 7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices funto devils, after whom they ghave gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. 8 And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, hthat offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, 9 And ibringeth 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.
10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, kthat eateth any manner of blood; I will even lset my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11 mFor the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar nto make an atonement for your souls: for oit is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. 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. 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 ppour out the blood thereof, and qcover it with dust. 14 rFor 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. 15 sAnd every soul that eateth †that which died of itself, or tthat which was torn with beasts, whether it be uone of your own country, or a stranger, xhe shall both wash his clothes, yand bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean. 16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then zhe shall bear his iniquity.
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