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;
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CommentaryClarke'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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LibraryThe 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.
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.
"But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
And wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal.
"'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.
"'Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. "'Do not practice divination or seek omens.
But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.
Eat them as you would gazelle or deer. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat.
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