Deuteronomy 12:16

“Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Onely ye shall not eat the blood: yee shall powre it vpon the earth as water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Only you shall not eat the blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Only ye shall not eat the blood; thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you may not take the blood for food, it is to be drained out on the earth like water.
- Basic English Bible

Only, ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.
- Darby Bible

Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.
- Webster's Bible

Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth as water.
- World English Bible

`Only, the blood ye do not eat -- on the earth thou dost pour it as water;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Only ye shall not eat the blood; thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Deuteronomy 12

  • BSP
    Verse 32: Jehovah God deserves and requires our complete and unconditional obedience.
  • April
    Bruce:I believe with all my heart that father knows our hearts,you stick to what speaks to your spirit,and when the time comes,they will have the inquitity of all the people who are following these ways,so many people even oastors dont give GLORY to GOD,but GOD does work through many different ways to reach people,stay true to what you believe and PRAY to find a place
    with like minded,AMEN.

  • LaVonne
    April, You are correct. Read JEREMIAH 10:2-4. These verses cannot be any taken any other
    way. The LORD wants to be worshiped in Spirit
  • April
    Deuteronomy 16:21-Thou shalt NOT plant thee a grove of ANY TREES near unto the altar of the LORD thy GOD,which thou shall make thee. Christmas trees are of a peganism way,when we get the presents we are bowing down to the tree,even if in our hearts We aren't doing this exact thing,if you are to honor father then no tree of celebration is to be near unto him,decorating it,music about it sung.
  • Bruce
    April: I been to a few of these Churches,some for four years when you mention it they just say who are you holier than now. Some say your probably right, but we're gonna do it anyway,it's fun, the kids love it. I mentioned a Nativity scene would be better. They just looked at me. Some even have a Santa Claus and a bunny suit. The church I grew up in Hung witches in The Church at Halloween! I Left.
  • April
    Dr.Ford: I was wondering have you tried to speak to these people and shew onto them whatever is within your heart?I use To go to a Baptist Church,and currently found out Chrismas n Easter are filled with Peganism and other beliefs from other countries all tied into an image that so many people honestly think they are worshiping GOD,yet it is an ABOMINATION unto him,we're doing the exact opposite..

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