LEVITICUS 17:11

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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.

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Leviticus 17:11 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
the life נֶ֣פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) life
of the flesh הַבָּשָׂר֮ Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in the blood: בַּדָּ֣ם Blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood) blood
and I וַֽאֲנִ֞י I and I
have given נְתַתִּ֤יו To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
it to you upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
to make an atonement לְכַפֵּ֖ר To cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively, to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel make atonement
for עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications for
your souls: נַפְשֹֽׁתֵיכֶ֑ם Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) souls
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
it הִוא֒ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are it
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the blood הַדָּ֥ם Blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood) blood
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
maketh an atonement יְכַפֵּֽר׃ To cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively, to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel maketh atonement
for the soul. בַּנֶּ֥פֶשׁ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) soul

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  • 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.




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