Deuteronomy 12:27
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)
(27) 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.12:5-32 The command to bring ALL the sacrifices to the door of the tabernacle, was now explained with reference to the promised land. As to moral service, then, as now, men might pray and worship every where, as they did in their synagogues. The place which God would choose, is said to be the place where he would put his name. It was to be his habitation, where, as King of Israel, he would be found by all who reverently sought him. Now, under the gospel, we have no temple or altar that sanctifies the gift but Christ only: and as to the places of worship, the prophets foretold that in every place the spiritual incense should be offered, Mal 1:11. Our Saviour declared, that those are accepted as true worshippers, who worship God in sincerity and truth, without regard either to this mountain or Jerusalem, Joh 4:21. And a devout Israelite might honour God, keep up communion with him, and obtain mercy from him, though he had no opportunity of bringing a sacrifice to his altar. Work for God should be done with holy joy and cheerfulness. Even children and servants must rejoice before God; the services of religion are to be a pleasure, and not a task or drudgery. It is the duty of people to be kind to their ministers, who teach them well, and set them good examples. As long as we live, we need their assistance, till we come to that world where ordinances will not be needed. Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, we are commanded to do all to the glory of God. And we must do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to the Father through him. They must not even inquire into the modes and forms of idolatrous worship. What good would it do them to know those depths of Satan? And our inward satisfaction will be more and more, as we abound in love and good works, which spring from faith and the in-dwelling Spirit of Christ.If the place ... - Rather, "Because, or since, the place will be too far from thee." The permission given in Deuteronomy 12:15-16 is repeated, and the reason of it assigned. De 12:26-32. Holy Things to Be Eaten in the Holy Place.

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).

Excepting what shall be burned to God’s honour, and given to the priest according to his appointment. And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the Lord thy God,.... And on that only, even the altar of burnt offering:

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 eat the flesh; that is, of the peace offerings, for of them only might the people eat, and that only before the Lord.

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)
These rules were still to remain in force, even when God should extend the borders of the land in accordance with His promise. This extension relates partly to the gradual but complete extermination of the Canaanites (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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