The Lord said to Moses,
"Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the people of Israel. Tell them: 'This is what the Lord has commanded.
If an Israelite kills an ox, a lamb, or a goat either inside the camp or outside it,
when he should have brought the animal to the entrance of the Meeting Tent as a gift to the Lord in front of the Lord's Holy Tent, he is guilty of killing. He has killed, and he must be cut off from the people.
This rule is so people will bring their sacrifices, which they have been sacrificing in the open fields, to the Lord. They must bring those animals to the Lord at the entrance of the Meeting Tent; they must bring them to the priest and offer them as fellowship offerings.
Then the priest will sprinkle the blood from those animals on the Lord's altar near the entrance of the Meeting Tent. And he will burn the fat from those animals on the altar, as a smell pleasing to the Lord.
They must not offer any more sacrifices to their goat idols, which they have chased like prostitutes. These rules will continue for people from now on.'
"Tell the people this: 'If any citizen of Israel or foreigner living with you offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
that person must take his sacrifice to the entrance of the Meeting Tent to offer it to the Lord. If he does not do this, he must be cut off from the people.
"'I will be against any citizen of Israel or foreigner living with you who eats blood. I will cut off that person from the people.
This is because the life of the body is in the blood, and I have given you rules for pouring that blood on the altar to remove your sins so you will belong to the Lord. It is the blood that removes the sins, because it is life.