Deuteronomy 15:23
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English Standard Version
Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.

King James Bible
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.

American Standard Version
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Only thou shalt take heed not to eat their blood, but pour it out on the earth as water.

English Revised Version
Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.

Webster's Bible Translation
Only thou shalt not eat its blood; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But if the man-servant and the maid-servant should not wish for liberty in the sixth year, because it was well with them in the house of their master, they were not to be compelled to go, but were to be bound to eternal, i.e., lifelong bondage, in the manner prescribed in Exodus 21:5-6.

(Note: Knobel's assertion, that the judicial process enjoined in Exodus 21:6 does not seem to have been usual in the author's own time, is a worthless argumentum e silentio.)

This is repeated from Exodus 21, to guard against such an application of the law as might be really cruelty under the circumstances rather than love. Manumission was only an act of love, when the person to be set free had some hope of success and of getting a living for himself; and where there was no such prospect, compelling him to accept of freedom might be equivalent to thrusting him away.

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Deuteronomy 12:16,23 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it on the earth as water...

Leviticus 7:26 Moreover you shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

1 Samuel 14:32 And the people flew on the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground...

Ezekiel 33:25 Why say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; You eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood...

Cross References
Acts 15:20
but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.

Genesis 9:4
But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Leviticus 7:26
Moreover, you shall eat no blood whatever, whether of fowl or of animal, in any of your dwelling places.

Leviticus 17:10
"If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who 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.

Leviticus 19:26
"You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.

Deuteronomy 12:16
Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth like water.

Deuteronomy 12:23
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

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