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Leviticus 17 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Sanctity of Blood
One Place of Sacrifice

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:1 - And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:2 - “Speak to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘This is the thing which the LORD has commanded, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:3 - “Whatever man of the house of Israel who kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:4 - “and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting to offer an offering to the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, the guilt of bloodshed shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:5 - “to the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to the priest, and offer them as peace offerings to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:6 - “And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet aroma to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - “They shall no more offer their sacrifices to demons, after whom they have played the harlot. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.” ’

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:8 - “Also you shall say to them: ‘Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:9 - ‘and does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, to offer it to the LORD, that man shall be cut off from among his people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:10 - ‘And whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:11 - ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:12 - “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.’

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:13 - “Whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:14 - “for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.’

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:15 - “And every person who eats what died naturally or what was torn by beasts, whether he is a native of your own country or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. Then he shall be clean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:16 - “But if he does not wash them or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt.”
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