Blood Sacrifice Makes You Pure

These verses, written by Moses in the book of Leviticus, explain how blood sacrifice was required for purification in the Israelite temple. This is important to understand when we learn of the life sacrifice of Jesus in the New Testament.

Leviticus 17:10-12 NLT

““And if any native Israelite or foreigner living among you eats or drinks blood in any form, I will turn against that person and cut him off from the community of your people, for the life of the body is in its blood. I have given you the blood on the altar to purify you, making you right with the Lord. It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible. That is why I have said to the people of Israel, ‘You must never eat or drink blood—neither you nor the foreigners living among you.’”

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