“But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.(A)

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25 Anyone who eats the fat of an animal from which a food offering may be[a] presented to the Lord must be cut off from their people. 26 And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood(A) of any bird or animal.

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  1. Leviticus 7:25 Or offering is
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10 “‘I will set my face against any Israelite or any foreigner residing among them who eats blood,(A) and I will cut them off from the people. 11 For the life of a creature is in the blood,(B) and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.[a](C) 12 Therefore I say to the Israelites, “None of you may eat blood, nor may any foreigner residing among you eat blood.”

13 “‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth,(D) 14 because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Israelites, “You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.”(E)

15 “‘Anyone, whether native-born or foreigner, who eats anything(F) found dead or torn by wild animals(G) must wash their clothes and bathe with water,(H) and they will be ceremonially unclean till evening;(I) then they will be clean. 16 But if they do not wash their clothes and bathe themselves, they will be held responsible.(J)’”

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  1. Leviticus 17:11 Or atonement by the life in the blood
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16 But you must not eat the blood;(A) pour(B) it out on the ground like water.(C)

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20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols,(A) from sexual immorality,(B) from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.(C)

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