"Anyone from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who live among them who eats any blood, I will turna against that person who eats blood and cut him off from his people.b11
For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have appointed it to you to make atonement on the altar forc your lives, since it is the lifeblood that makes atonement.d12
Therefore I say to the Israelites: None of you and no foreigner who lives among you may eat blood.
"Any Israelite or foreigner living among them, who hunts down a wild animal or bird that may be eaten must drain its bloode and cover it with dirt.
Since the life of every creature is its blood, I have told the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it must be cut off.
"Every person, whether the native or the foreigner, who eats an animal that died a natural death or was mauled by wild beastsf is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening; he will be clean.
But if he does not wash [his clothes] and bathe himself, he will bear his punishment."