g[Matt. 26:28; Mark 14:24; Rom. 3:25; 5:9; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14, 20; Heb. 13:12; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5]
Leviticus 3:1717It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither a fat nor b blood.”
Leviticus 7:2626Moreover, c you shall eat no blood whatever, whether of fowl or of animal, in any of your dwelling places.
Laws Against Eating Blood10“If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them d eats any blood, I will e set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. 11 f For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar g to make atonement for your souls h for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. 12Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood. 13“Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall i pour out its blood and j cover it with earth. 14For the life of every creature ▼
▼Hebrew all fleshis its l blood: its blood is its life. ▼
▼Hebrew it is in its lifeTherefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.
Leviticus 19:2626 n “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. o You shall not interpret omens or p tell fortunes.
Deuteronomy 12:1616 q Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth like water.
Deuteronomy 12:2323 r Only be sure that you do not eat the blood s for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.
Deuteronomy 14:2121 t “You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For u you are a people holy to the Lord your God. v “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
Deuteronomy 15:2323 w Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.
1 Samuel 14:3434And Saul said, “Disperse yourselves among the people and say to them, ‘Let every man bring his ox or his sheep and slaughter them here and eat, and do not sin against the Lord by eating with the blood.’” So every one of the people brought his ox with him that night and they slaughtered them there.
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