Blood (a life) was the currency used to pay the atonement price, so it was to be handled with care.

Scripture: Leviticus 17:8-16

ESV Text: Leviticus 17:8-16


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 17 8 And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, 9 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.

     10 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. 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 soul. 12 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. 13 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. 14 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. 15 And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean. 16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 152:
When O’er my Sins I Sorrow

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. When o’er my sins I sorrow, 
Lord, I will look to Thee 
And hence my comfort borrow 
That Thou wast slain for me; 
Yea, Lord, Thy precious blood was spilt 
For me, O most unworthy, 
To take away my guilt. 

2. Oh, what a marvelous offering! 
Behold, the Master spares 
His servants, and their suffering 
And grief for them He bears. 
God stoopeth from His throne on high; 
For me, His guilty creature, 
He deigns as man to die. 

3. My manifold transgression 
Henceforth can harm me none 
Since Jesus’ bloody Passion 
For me God’s grace hath won. 
His precious blood my debts hath paid; 
Of hell and all its torments 
I am no more afraid. 

4. Therefore I will forever 
Give glory unto Thee, 
Jesus, loving Savior, 
For what Thou didst for me. 
I’ll spend my breath in songs of thanks 
For Thy sad cry, Thy sufferings, 
Thy wrongs, Thy guiltless death. 


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