but you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.
Cross ReferencesActs 15:20
Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals, and from blood.
You must abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell."
But you must not eat meat with its lifeblood still in it.
You must not eat the blood of any bird or animal in any of your dwellings.
If anyone from the house of Israel or foreigner living among them eats any blood, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from among his people.
And if any Israelite or foreigner living among them hunts down a wild animal or bird that may be eaten, he must drain its blood and cover it with dirt.
You must not eat anything with blood still in it. You must not practice divination or sorcery.
Only be sure not to eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.
Eat it within your gates; both the unclean person and the clean may eat it as if it were a gazelle or deer.
But you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.
1 Samuel 14:32
So they rushed greedily to the plunder, taking sheep, cattle, and calves. They slaughtered them on the ground and ate meat with the blood still in it.
1 Samuel 14:33
Then someone reported to Saul: "Look, the troops are sinning against the LORD by eating meat with the blood still in it." "You have broken faith," said Saul. "Roll a large stone over here at once."
For the blood she shed is still within her; she poured it out on the bare rock; she did not pour it on the ground to cover it with dust.
Therefore tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land?
Chapter Outline1. Monuments of idolatry to be destroyed
4. The place of God's service to be kept
15. Blood is forbidden
17. Holy things must be eaten in the holy place
19. The Levite is not to be forsaken
20. Blood is again forbidden
26. and holy things must be eaten in the holy place
29. Idolatry is not to be enquired after
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