Genesis 9:4

4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.

Genesis 9:4 in Other Translations

4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
4 But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.
4 Except for meat with its lifeblood still in it - don't eat that.
4 However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it.

Genesis 9:4 In-Context

2 The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.
3 Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
4 “But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6 “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 3:17; Leviticus 7:26; Leviticus 17:10-14; Leviticus 19:26; Dt 12:16,23-25; Deuteronomy 15:23; 1 Samuel 14:33; Ezekiel 33:25; Acts 15:20,29
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