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Verses of Leviticus 17

14

Leviticus 17:14 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(14) For it is the life of all flesh . . . —Better, for the soul of all flesh is its blood, in, or through, its soul, that is, the sacredness of the blood arises from the fact that it contains the vital principle of all animal life. Or this clause may be rendered, for the life of all flesh is its blood in, or during, its life, that is, the life of all creatures consists in its blood; but only as long as the blood contains this life, for when it is dried up, or coagulated, the life has passed away from it.

For the life of all flesh.—Better, for the soul of all flesh (see Lev. 17:11), that is, even of those wild animals which, in contradistinction to the sacrificial quadrupeds, must not be offered upon the altar, the blood constitutes the vital principle.

Verses of Leviticus 17

14

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 17:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 17:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 17:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 17:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)