New International Reader's Version

Leviticus 17

Do Not Eat Meat With Blood in It

1The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron and his sons. Speak to all the Israelites. Tell them, ‘Here is what the Lord has commanded. He has said, “Suppose someone sacrifices an ox, a lamb or a goat. They sacrifice it in the camp or outside of it. They do it instead of bringing the animal to the entrance to the tent of meeting. They sacrifice it instead of giving it as an offering to me in front of my holy tent. Then they will be thought of as guilty of spilling blood. Because they have done that, they must be separated from their people. The Israelites are now making sacrifices in the open fields. But they must bring their sacrifices to the priest. They must bring them to me at the entrance to the tent of meeting. There they must sacrifice them as friendship offerings. The priest must splash the blood against my altar. It is the altar at the entrance to the tent of meeting. He must burn the fat. Its smell will please me. The Israelites must stop offering any of their sacrifices to statues of gods that look like goats. When they offer sacrifices to those statues, they are not faithful to me. This is a law for them that will last for all time to come.” ’

“Tell them, ‘Suppose someone offers a burnt offering or sacrifice. It does not matter whether they are an Israelite or an outsider. And suppose they do not bring it to the entrance to the tent of meeting to sacrifice it to me. Then they must be separated from their people.

10 “ ‘Suppose someone eats meat that still has blood in it. It does not matter whether they are an Israelite or an outsider. I will turn against them if they eat it. I will separate them from their people. 11 The life of each creature is in its blood. So I have given you the blood of animals to pay for your sin on the altar. Blood is life. That is why blood pays for your sin. 12 So I say to the Israelites, “You must not eat meat that still has blood in it. And an outsider who lives among you must not eat it either.”

13 “ ‘Suppose any of you hunts any animal or bird that can be eaten. It does not matter whether you are an Israelite or an outsider. You must let the blood flow out of the animal or bird. You must cover the blood with dirt. 14 That is because every creature’s life is its blood. And that is why I have said to the Israelites, “You must not eat any creature’s meat that still has blood in it. Every creature’s life is its blood. Anyone who eats that kind of meat must be separated from the community of Israel.”

15 “ ‘Suppose someone eats anything found dead or torn apart by wild animals. It does not matter whether they are an Israelite or an outsider. They must wash their clothes. They must take a bath. They will be “unclean” until evening. After that, they will be “clean.” 16 But suppose they do not wash their clothes. And suppose they do not take a bath. Then they will be held responsible for what they have done.’ ”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

利未记 17

杀祭牲的条例

1耶和华对摩西说: “你把以下条例告诉亚伦父子们及全体以色列人。

“任何在营内或营外宰杀公牛、绵羊或山羊的以色列人, 若没有把牲畜带到会幕门口,在耶和华的圣幕前献给耶和华,便是犯了流血之罪,要将他从民中铲除。 这是为促使以色列人把祭牲带到会幕门口交给祭司,献给耶和华作平安祭,而非在野外杀祭牲献祭。 祭司要将祭牲的血洒在会幕门口耶和华的祭坛上,把脂肪焚烧献给耶和华作馨香之祭。 他们不可再献祭物给山羊神,与其苟合。这是一条永远不变的律例,他们世世代代都要遵守。 不论是以色列人,还是寄居在以色列人中间的外族人,献燔祭或其他祭物时, 如果有人没把祭物带到会幕门口献给耶和华,要将他从民中铲除。

禁止吃血

10 “任何以色列人或寄居在以色列人中间的外族人若吃血,耶和华必严惩,把他从民中铲除。 11 因为生命在血中,耶和华把血赐给你们,使你们可以用血在祭坛上为自己赎罪。血可以为人的生命赎罪。 12 所以耶和华吩咐以色列人和寄居在以色列人中间的外族人不可吃血。 13 以色列人或寄居在以色列人中间的外族人如果捕到可吃的鸟或兽,必须放尽它的血,用土掩埋, 14 因为众生的生命都在血中。因此,耶和华吩咐以色列人不可吃任何动物的血,因为血就是生命。凡吃血的都要被铲除。 15 不论以色列人还是外族人,若吃了自然死亡或被野兽撕裂的动物,就不洁净。他必须洗衣、沐浴,等到傍晚才能洁净, 16 否则他要承担罪责。”