Scripture: Do Not Eat Blood

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Do Not Eat Blood or Strangled Meat

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Old Testament Quotations about Blood & Meat Eating

Listed in Biblical Order

“But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” —Genesis 9:4

“It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.” —Leviticus 3:17

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

“Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.” —Leviticus 7:27

“And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.” —Leviticus 17:10

“Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood.” —Leviticus 17:12

“And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. ” —Leviticus 17:13-14

“Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.” —Leviticus 19:26

“Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.” —Deuteronomy 12:16

“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.” —Deuteronomy 12:23

“Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.” —Deuteronomy 15:23

“Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew them there. ” —I Samuel 14:33-34

“Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?” —Ezekiel 33:25

New Testament Quotations on Eating Blood

Listed in Biblical Order

“But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.” —Acts 15:20

“That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.” —Acts 15:29

“As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.” —Acts 21:25