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Deuteronomy 12:18-28 (New International Version)

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18 Instead, you are to eat1 them in the presence of the LORD your God at the place the LORD your God will choose2--you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites from your towns--and you are to rejoice3 before the LORD your God in everything you put your hand to. 19 Be careful not to neglect the Levites4 as long as you live in your land.5 20 When the LORD your God has enlarged your territory6 as he promised7 you, and you crave meat8 and say, "I would like some meat," then you may eat as much of it as you want. 21 If the place where the LORD your God chooses to put his Name9 is too far away from you, you may slaughter animals from the herds and flocks the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you, and in your own towns you may eat as much of them as you want.10 22 Eat them as you would gazelle or deer.11 Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat. 23 But be sure you do not eat the blood,12 because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.13 24 You must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.14 25 Do not eat it, so that it may go well15 with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is right16 in the eyes of the LORD. 26 But take your consecrated things and whatever you have vowed to give,17 and go to the place the LORD will choose. 27 Present your burnt offerings18 on the altar of the LORD your God, both the meat and the blood. The blood of your sacrifices must be poured beside the altar of the LORD your God, but you may eat19 the meat. 28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well20 with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God.
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