Eat blood... To eat blood was forbidden in the law; partly, because God reserved it to himself, to be offered in sacrifices on the altar, as to the Lord of life and death; and as a figure of the blood of Christ; and partly, to give men a horror of shedding blood. Gen. 9.4, 5, 6.
17:11. Because the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you, that you may make atonement with it upon the altar for your souls, and the blood may be for an expiation of the soul.
17:12. Therefore I have said to the children of Israel: No soul of you, nor of the strangers that sojourn among you, shall eat blood.
17:13. Any man whosoever of the children of Israel, and of the strangers that sojourn among you, if by hunting or fowling, he take a wild beast or a bird, which is lawful to eat, let him pour out its blood, and cover it with earth.
17:14. For the life of all flesh is in the blood. Therefore I said to the children of Israel: you shall not eat the blood of any flesh at all, because the life of the flesh is in the blood, and whosoever eateth it, shall be cut off.
17:15. The soul that eateth that which died of itself, or has been caught by a beast, whether he be one of your own country or a stranger, shall wash his clothes and himself with water, and shall be defiled until the evening: and in this manner he shall be made clean.
17:16. But if he do not wash his clothes, and his body, he shall bear his iniquity.
Leviticus Chapter 18
Marriage is prohibited in certain degrees of kindred: Anda all unnatural lusts.
18:1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
18:2. Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: I am the Lord your God.
18:3. You shall not do according to the custom of the land of Egypt, in which you dwelt: neither shall you act according to the manner of the country of Chanaan, into which I will bring you. Nor shall you walk in their ordinances.
18:4. You shall do my judgments, and shall observe my precepts, and shall walk in them. I am the Lord your God.
18:5. Keep my laws and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them, I am the Lord.
18:6. No man shall approach to her that is near of kin to him, to uncover her nakedness. I am the Lord.
18:7. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother: she is thy mother, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
18:8. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's wife: for it is the nakedness of thy father.
18:9. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy sister by father or by mother: whether born at home or abroad.
18:10. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy son's daughter, or thy daughter's daughter: because it is thy own nakedness.
18:11. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, whom she bore to thy father: and who is thy sister.
18:12. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: because she is the flesh of thy father.
18:13. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: because she is thy mother's flesh.
18:14. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother: neither shalt thou approach to his wife, who is joined to thee by affinity.
18:15. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: because she is thy son's wife, neither shalt thou discover her shame.
18:16. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother.
18:17. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy wife and her daughter. Thou shalt not take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, to discover her shame: because they are her flesh, and such copulation is incest.
18:18. Thou shalt not take thy wife's sister for a harlot, to rival her: neither shalt thou discover her nakedness, while she is yet living.
18:19. Thou shalt not approach to a woman having her flowers: neither shalt thou uncover her nakedness.
18:20. Thou shalt not lie with thy neighbour's wife: nor be defiled with mingling of seed.
18:21. Thou shalt not give any of thy seed to be consecrated to the idol Moloch, nor defile the name of thy God. I am the Lord.
18:22. Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: because it is an abomination.
18:23. Thou shalt not copulate with any beast: neither shalt thou be defiled with it. A woman shall not lie down to a beast, nor copulate with it: because it is a heinous crime.
Because it is a heinous crime... In Hebrew, this word heinous crime is expressed by the word confusion, signifying the shamefulness and baseness of this abominable sin.
18:24. Defile not yourselves with any of these things with which all the nations have been defiled, which I will cast out before you,
18:25. And with which the land is defiled: the abominations of which I will visit, that it may vomit out its inhabitants.
18:26. Keep ye my ordinances and my judgments: and do not any of these abominations. Neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you.
18:27. For all these detestable things the inhabitants of the land have done, that were before you, and have defiled it.
18:28. Beware then, lest in like manner, it vomit you also out, if you do the like things: as it vomited out the nation that was before you.
18:29. Every soul that shall commit any of these abominations, shall perish from the midst of his people.
18:30. Keep my commandments. Do not the things which they have done, that have been before you: and be not defiled therein. I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus Chapter 19
Divers ordinances, partly moral, partly ceremonial or judicial.
19:1. The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
19:2. Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel. And thou shalt say to them: Be ye holy, because I the Lord your God am holy.
19:3. Let every one fear his father, and his mother. Keep my sabbaths. I am the Lord your God.
19:4. Turn ye not to idols: nor make to yourselves molten gods. I am the Lord your God.
19:5. If ye offer in sacrifice a peace offering to the Lord, that he may be favourable:
19:6. You shall eat it on the same day it was offered, and the next day.
And whatsoever shall be left until the third day, you shall burn with fire.
19:7. If after two days any man eat thereof, he shall be profane and guilty of impiety: