And you shall offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, on the altar of the LORD your God: and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of the LORD your God, and you shall eat the flesh.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)The blood of thy sacrifices—i.e., peace offerings, the only kind of which the worshipper as well as the priest might partake.Deuteronomy 12:27. Thou shalt eat the flesh — Excepting what shall be burned to God’s honour, and given to the priest, according to his appointment.Deuteronomy 12:15-16 is repeated, and the reason of it assigned.
26. Only thy holy things which thou hast—The tithes mentioned (De 12:17) are not to be considered ordinary tithes, which belonged to the Levites, and of which private Israelites had a right to eat; but they are other extraordinary tithes or gifts, which the people carried to the sanctuary to be presented as peace offerings, and on which, after being offered and the allotted portion given to the priest, they feasted with their families and friends (Le 27:30).
and the blood of thy sacrifices; one as well as another, not only of the burnt offerings, but of the sin offerings, trespass offerings, and peace offerings:
shall be poured out upon the altar of the Lord thy God: either sprinkled on it, or poured out at the bottom of it; see Leviticus 1:1,And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Deuteronomy 7:22, comp. with Exodus 23:27-33), and partly to the extension of the territory of the Israelites beyond the limits of Canaan Proper, in accordance with the divine promise in Genesis 15:18. The words "as He hath spoken to thee" refer primarily to Exodus 23:27-33. (On Deuteronomy 12:20, see Deuteronomy 12:15). - In Deuteronomy 12:21, "if the place...be too far from thee," supplies the reason for the repeal of the law in Leviticus 17:3, which restricted all slaughtering to the place of the sanctuary. The words "kill...as I have commanded thee" refer back to Deuteronomy 12:15.
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