Leviticus 17:10-13

(RS)

A.(10) And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood;
I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

B.(11) For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

C.(12) 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. 13And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

D.(14) For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof:

C’. therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh:

B’. for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof:

A’. whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

One thought on “Leviticus 17:10-13”

  1. Do you think this says anything about whether we should eat blood? The focus seems to be on that the life is in the blood. What could this mean?

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