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Leviticus 17 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Place of Sacrifice

1 Thena Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the {Israelites},b and you shall say to them, 'This is the word that Yahweh has commanded, saying, 3 "{Any man}c from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a sheep or a goat in the camp or who slaughters [it] {outside the camp}d 4 and he does not bring it to the tent of assembly's entrance to present an offering to Yahweh {before}e Yahweh's tabernacle, thenf that man shall be accounted bloodguilty--he has poured out blood, and that man shall be cut off from the midst of his people. 5 [This is] so that the {Israelites}g may bring their sacrifices that they are sacrificing {in the open field}h and bringi them for Yahweh to [the] tent of assembly's entrance to the priest, and they shall sacrifice fellowship offerings for Yahweh with them. 6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on Yahweh's altar [at the] tent of assembly's entrance, and he shall {burn}j the fat as an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh. 7 And {they may no longer sacrifice}k their sacrifices to the goat-idols after which they were prostituting. This is {a lasting statute}l for them {throughout}m their generations." '

Instructions Against Eating Blood

8 "And you shall say to them, '[if there is] {anyone}n from the house of Israel oro from the alien who dwells in their midst who offers a burnt offering or a sacrifice 9 and he does not bring it to [the] tent of assembly's entrance to {sacrifice}p it for Yahweh, thenq that man shall be cut off from his people. 10 And [if there is] {anyone}r from the house of Israel ors from the alien who is dwelling in their midst who eats any blood, thent I will set my face against the person who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from among his people. 11 Indeedu the flesh's life [is] in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your lives, because it [is] the blood with the life that makes atonement. 12 {Therefore}v I said to the {Israelites},w '{None of you}x may eat blood, nory may the alien who is dwelling in your midst eat blood.' 13 "And [if there is] {anyone}z from the {Israelites}aa orbb from the alien who is dwelling in their midst who hunts a wild game animal or a bird that may be eaten, thencc he shall pour out its blood, and he shall cover it with the soil. 14 Indeed,dd [the] life of all flesh, its blood, [is] in its life, soee I said to the {Israelites},ff 'You may not eat [the] blood of any flesh, because [the] life of all flesh [is] its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.' 15 "And [if there is] any person who eats a dead body orgg a mangled carcass, [whether] among the native orhh among the alien, thenii he shall wash his garments, and he shall wash [himself]jj with water, and he shall be unclean until the evening, and he shall be clean. 16 Butkk if he does not wash [his garments]ll and he does not wash his body, thenmm he shall bear his guilt."
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