Deuteronomy 12:23
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New International Version
But be sure you do not eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

King James Bible
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
Only, be sure that thou eat not the blood; for the blood is the life, and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh;

World English Bible
Only be sure that you don't eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and thou dost not eat the life with the flesh;

Deuteronomy 12:23 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the blood is the life - And the life being offered as an atonement, consequently the blood should not be eaten. See the notes on Leviticus 17:11, where the subject of the vitality of the blood is largely considered.

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Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall you not eat.

Leviticus 3:16,17 And the priest shall burn them on the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet smell: all the fat is the LORD's...

Leviticus 17:11,14 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you on the altar to make an atonement for your souls...

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

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The Eating of the Peace-Offering
'But thou must eat them before the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.'--DEUT. xii. 18. There were three bloody sacrifices, the sin-offering, the burnt- offering, and the peace-offering. In all three expiation was the first idea, but in the second of them the act
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The King --Continued.
The second event recorded as important in the bright early years is the great promise of the perpetuity of the kingdom in David's house. As soon as the king was firmly established and free from war, he remembered the ancient word which said, "When He giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety, then there shall be a place which the Lord your God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there" (Deut. xii. 10, 11). His own ease rebukes him; he regards his tranquillity
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Acts 15:20
Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.

Genesis 9:4
"But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.

Leviticus 7:26
And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal.

Leviticus 17:10
"'I will set my face against any Israelite or any foreigner residing among them who eats blood, and I will cut them off from the people.

Leviticus 19:26
"'Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. "'Do not practice divination or seek omens.

Deuteronomy 12:16
But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.

Deuteronomy 12:22
Eat them as you would gazelle or deer. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat.

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