Deuteronomy 12:24
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New International Version
You must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.

Darby Bible Translation
thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water:

World English Bible
You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth as water.

Young's Literal Translation
thou dost not eat it, on the earth thou dost pour it as water;

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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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Deuteronomy 15:23 Only you shall not eat the blood thereof; you shall pour it on the ground as water.

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
Deuteronomy 12:23
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.

Deuteronomy 12:25
Do not eat it, so that it may go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is right in the eyes of the LORD.

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