Leviticus 17:12
New International Version
Therefore I say to the Israelites, "None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner residing among you eat blood."

New Living Translation
That is why I have said to the people of Israel, ‘You must never eat or drink blood—neither you nor the foreigners living among you.’

English Standard Version
Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore I say to the Israelites, ‘None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner living among you eat blood.’

King James Bible
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.

New King James Version
Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood.’

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘No person among you may eat blood, nor may any stranger who resides among you eat blood.’

NASB 1995
"Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, 'No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.'

NASB 1977
“Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.’

Amplified Bible
Therefore I have said to the sons of Israel, ‘No person among you may eat blood, nor may any stranger living temporarily among you eat blood.’

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I say to the Israelites: None of you and no alien who resides among you may eat blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I say to the Israelites: None of you and no foreigner who lives among you may eat blood."

American Standard Version
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, I have said to the children of Israel, ‘No soul of you will devour blood, and those who are converted to me who dwell with you shall not eat blood.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, and the stranger that abides among you shall not eat blood.

Contemporary English Version
That's also why I have forbidden you to eat blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I have said to the children of Israel: No soul of you, nor of the strangers that sojourn among you, shall eat blood.

English Revised Version
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.

Good News Translation
That is why the LORD has told the people of Israel that neither they nor any foreigner living among them shall eat any meat with blood still in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why I have said to the people of Israel: Neither you nor foreigners should ever eat blood.

International Standard Version
This is why I've told the Israelis that no person among you is to eat blood. Even the resident alien who lives among you is not to eat blood.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore I said unto the children of Israel: No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore I have said to the sons of Israel: No person among you eats blood, and the sojourner who is sojourning in your midst does not eat blood;

NET Bible
Therefore, I have said to the Israelites: No person among you is to eat blood, and no resident foreigner who lives among you is to eat blood.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I have said to the children of Israel, "No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who lives as a foreigner among you eat blood."

World English Bible
Therefore I have said to the children of Israel, "No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who lives as a foreigner among you eat blood."

Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore I have said to the sons of Israel, No person among you doth eat blood, and the sojourner who is sojourning in your midst doth not eat blood;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eating of Blood Forbidden
11For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for your souls upon the altar; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. 12Therefore I say to the Israelites, ‘None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner living among you eat blood.’ 13And 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.…

Cross References
Leviticus 17:11
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for your souls upon the altar; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.

Leviticus 17:13
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.

Ezekiel 33:25
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?


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojournes among you eat blood.

neither

Exodus 12:49
One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.









(12) Therefore I said . . . --Because it is the vehicle of life, and has been ordained by God to atone for life, the children of Israel are here forbidden to eat it. The strangers are also prohibited eating blood, because they have submitted to the law of the land, and because their eating it would not only infringe the law which they have voluntarily adopted, but would lessen the horror with which such indulgence was regarded by the Jews. Hence the enforcement of this prohibition by the Apostle (Acts 15:20; Acts 15:29; Acts 21:25).

Verse 12. - This verse emphatically restates that the atoning power of the blood, as being the seat of life, is the reason that the eating of it is forbidden, and the same statement is repeated in a different connexion in verse 14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I say
אָמַ֙רְתִּי֙ (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to the Israelites,
לִבְנֵ֣י (liḇ·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

‘None
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of you
מִכֶּ֖ם (mik·kem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

may eat
תֹ֣אכַל (ṯō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

blood,
דָּ֑ם (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

nor may
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

any foreigner
וְהַגֵּ֛ר (wə·hag·gêr)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

living
הַגָּ֥ר (hag·gār)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

among you
בְּתוֹכְכֶ֖ם (bə·ṯō·wḵ·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

eat
יֹ֥אכַל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

blood.’
דָּֽם׃ (dām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed


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