THE THIRD BOOK OF
L E V I T I C U S
Leviticus 17 ©
Laws forbidding to offer a sacrifice anywhere, but only in the tabernacle, v. 1, etc. And to none else, but unto the Lord alone, 5. By no means unto devils, on pain of being cut off, 7. Likewise, forbidden to eat blood, on similar punishment, 10. Or any dead carcass, or of being torn, 15.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is 1the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,
What 2man soever there be of the house of Israel, that 3killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, 4in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp,
And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; 5blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that 6man shall be cut off from among his people:
To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer 7in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD.
And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for aa8sweet savour unto the LORD.
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto 9devils, after whom they have gone 10a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
¶And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,
And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.
¶And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, thatb eateth any manner of blood; I will even set 11my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.
For the life 12of 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 13atonement for the soul.
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.
And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, 14which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.
Forcit is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is 15for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for 16the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
Andd every soul that 17eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.
But if he wash 18them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear 19his iniquity.