17:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
17:2 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of
Israel, and say to them, This [is] the thing which the LORD
hath commanded, saying,
17:3 Whatever man [there may be] of the house of Israel, that
killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat in the camp, or that killeth
[it] out of the camp,
17:4 And bringeth it not to the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, to offer an offering to the LORD before the
tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed to that man; he
hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his
17:5 To the end that the children of Israel may bring their
sacrifices which they offer in the open field, even that they
may bring them to the LORD, to the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation, to the priest, and offer them [for]
peace-offerings to the LORD.
17:6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of
the LORD [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
and burn the fat for a sweet savor to the LORD.
17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices to idols,
with which they have committed idolatry: This shall be a
statute for ever to them throughout their generations.
17:8 And thou shalt say to them, Whatever man [there may be] of
the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among
you, that offereth a burnt-offering or sacrifice,
17:9 And bringeth it not to the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, to offer it to the LORD; even that man shall be
cut off from among his people.
17:10 And whatever man [there may 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.
17:11 For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have
given it to you upon the altar, to make an atonement for your
souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the
17:12 Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No soul of you
shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth
among you eat blood.
17:13 And whatever man [there may be] of the children of Israel,
or of the strangers that sojourn among you, who hunteth and
catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even
pour out its blood, and cover it with dust.
17:14 For [it is] the life of all flesh, the blood of it [is]
for the life of it; therefore I said to the children of Israel,
Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of
all flesh [is] its blood: whoever eateth it shall be cut off.
17:15 And every soul that eateth that which died [of itself], or
that which was torn [with beasts], ([whether it is] one of your
own country, or a stranger) he shall both wash his clothes, and
bathe [himself] in water, and be unclean until the evening;
then shall he be clean.
17:16 But if he doth not wash [them], nor bathe his flesh; then
he shall bear his iniquity.