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Leviticus 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:1 - And the LORD said to Moses,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:2 - "Say to Aaron and his sons, and to all the people of Israel, This is the thing which the LORD has commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:3 - If any man of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:4 - and does not bring it to the door of the tent of meeting, to offer it as a gift to the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD, bloodguilt 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 - This is to the end that the people of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they slay in the open field, that they may bring them to the LORD, to the priest at the door of the tent of meeting, and slay them as sacrifices of 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 tent of meeting, and burn the fat for a pleasing odor to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - So they shall no more slay their sacrifices for satyrs, after whom they play the harlot. This shall be a statute for ever to them throughout their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:8 - "And you shall say to them, Any man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:9 - and does not bring it to the door of the tent of meeting, to sacrifice it to the LORD; that man shall be cut off from his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:10 - "If any man of the house of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among them 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 for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:12 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:13 - Any man also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:14 - "For the life of every creature is the blood of it; therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:15 - And every person that eats what dies of itself or what is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or a sojourner, shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the evening; then he shall be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:16 - But if he does not wash them or bathe his flesh, he shall bear his iniquity."
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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