100 Bible Verses about Drinking Blood

Leviticus 17:11 ESV / 111 helpful votes

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.

Acts 15:20 ESV / 108 helpful votes

But should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.

Genesis 9:3-4 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Genesis 9:4 ESV / 86 helpful votes

But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

Leviticus 17:14 ESV / 69 helpful votes

For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.

Hebrews 9:22 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

Acts 15:29 ESV / 61 helpful votes

That you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”

Leviticus 17:10 ESV / 57 helpful votes

“If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 56 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 John 1:7 ESV / 50 helpful votes

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Deuteronomy 12:23 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

Leviticus 19:26 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.

Revelation 12:11 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

John 6:53 ESV / 45 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

Hebrews 10:19 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus,

Luke 22:20 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

Leviticus 3:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

Acts 21:25 ESV / 40 helpful votes

But as for the Gentiles who have believed, we have sent a letter with our judgment that they should abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality.”

Matthew 26:28 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Leviticus 17:1-16 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the Lord has commanded. If any one of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp, and does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to offer it as a gift to the Lord in front of the tabernacle of the Lord, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people. This is to the end that the people of Israel may bring their sacrifices that they sacrifice in the open field, that they may bring them to the Lord, to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the Lord. ...

Leviticus 7:26 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Moreover, you shall eat no blood whatever, whether of fowl or of animal, in any of your dwelling places.

Hebrews 13:12 ESV / 39 helpful votes

So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.

Leviticus 17:10-14 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“If any one of the house of Israel or of the strangers who sojourn among them eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood. “Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. For the life of every creature is its blood: its blood is its life. Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.

Genesis 9:3-8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. And you, be fruitful and multiply, teem on the earth and multiply in it.” ...

Romans 5:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Revelation 1:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

Deuteronomy 12:16 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth like water.

Revelation 16:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!”

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 35 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ...

Colossians 1:20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Leviticus 17:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

This is to the end that the people of Israel may bring their sacrifices that they sacrifice in the open field, that they may bring them to the Lord, to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and sacrifice them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the Lord.

Ephesians 2:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Ezekiel 33:25 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: You eat flesh with the blood and lift up your eyes to your idols and shed blood; shall you then possess the land?

Leviticus 17:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the Lord has commanded.

Revelation 7:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 31 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Leviticus 7:26-27 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Moreover, you shall eat no blood whatever, whether of fowl or of animal, in any of your dwelling places. Whoever eats any blood, that person shall be cut off from his people.”

Revelation 19:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”

1 Corinthians 11:24-30 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. ...

Leviticus 17:12 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Therefore I have said to the people of Israel, No person among you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood.

Leviticus 17:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

If any one of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp,

Genesis 9:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

1 Peter 1:18-19 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

Hebrews 10:6-9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

In burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’” When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second.

Exodus 12:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

John 6:54 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

Leviticus 17:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to offer it as a gift to the Lord in front of the tabernacle of the Lord, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that man. He has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people.

1 John 5:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Romans 3:25 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Deuteronomy 14:21 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Revelation 17:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly.

1 Peter 1:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

Matthew 26:27-28 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 26:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

Leviticus 17:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to offer it to the Lord, that man shall be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 17:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

So they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to goat demons, after whom they whore. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.

Leviticus 17:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And the priest shall throw the blood on the altar of the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting and burn the fat for a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

Hebrews 10:29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

John 6:55 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.

Deuteronomy 15:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it out on the ground like water.

Leviticus 17:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Any one also of the people of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Genesis 9:1-29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. ...

Romans 3:24-25 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

John 6:63 ESV / 23 helpful votes

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

John 6:53-56 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

John 6:27 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Matthew 24:38 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

Leviticus 3:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons the priests shall throw the blood against the sides of the altar.

Exodus 20:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“You shall not murder.

Genesis 1:29 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Hebrews 10:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Genesis 9:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:

Revelation 17:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire,

1 John 3:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

Hebrews 9:13-14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Galatians 5:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.

Romans 14:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.

Romans 10:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

John 14:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 13:35 ESV / 17 helpful votes

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 6:53-58 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. ...

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)

John 6:35 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Genesis 4:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.

Leviticus 7:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Speak to the people of Israel, saying, You shall eat no fat, of ox or sheep or goat.

Leviticus 17:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And every person who eats what dies of itself or what is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or a sojourner, shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening; then he shall be clean.

John 6:44 ESV / 8 helpful votes

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.

Leviticus 16:1-34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the Lord and died, and the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. But in this way Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with a bull from the herd for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall put on the holy linen coat and shall have the linen undergarment on his body, and he shall tie the linen sash around his waist, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water and then put them on. And he shall take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering. ...

Hebrews 9:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 18:1-30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord. ...

Exodus 24:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.”

1 John 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Hebrews 9:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.

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