Israel was set apart to the Lord; they were like the first fruits of a harvest to him. 1 All who tried to devour them were punished; disaster came upon them,” says the Lord.’”
for the life of all flesh is its blood. 1 So I have said to the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any living thing 2 because the life of every living thing is its blood – all who eat it will be cut off. 3
They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the Lord; they will not please him with their sacrifices. Their sacrifices will be like bread eaten while in mourning; all those who eat them will make themselves ritually unclean. For their bread will be only to satisfy their appetite; it will not come into the temple of the Lord.