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8 Bible Verses about Abstaining From Meats

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2 Timothy 4:2-6

Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.read more.
But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close.

Leviticus 11:1-47

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: “Tell the Israelites: You may eat all these kinds of land animals. You may eat any animal with divided hooves and that chews the cud. read more.
But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves you are not to eat these:the camel, though it chews the cud,
does not have divided hooves—it is unclean for you; the hyrax, though it chews the cud,
does not have hooves—it is unclean for you; the hare, though it chews the cud,
does not have hooves—it is unclean for you; the pig, though it has divided hooves,
does not chew the cud—it is unclean for you. Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses—they are unclean for you. “This is what you may eat from all that is in the water: You may eat everything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or streams. But these are to be detestable to you: everything in the seas or streams that does not have fins and scales among all the swarming things and other living creatures in the water. They are to remain detestable to you; you must not eat any of their meat, and you must detest their carcasses. Everything in the water that does not have fins and scales will be detestable to you. “You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable:the eagle, the bearded vulture,
the black vulture, 14 the kite,
any kind of falcon, every kind of raven, 16 the ostrich,
the short-eared owl, the gull,
any kind of hawk, the little owl, the cormorant,
the long-eared owl, the white owl, the desert owl,
the osprey, 19 the stork,
any kind of heron,
the hoopoe, and the bat. “All winged insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you. But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground. You may eat these:any kind of locust, katydid, cricket, and grasshopper. All other winged insects that have four feet are to be detestable to you. “These will make you unclean. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening, and whoever carries any of their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. All animals that have hooves but do not have a divided hoof and do not chew the cud are unclean for you. Whoever touches them becomes unclean. All the four-footed animals that walk on their paws are unclean for you. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening, and anyone who carries their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. They are unclean for you. “These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you:the weasel, the mouse,
any kind of large lizard, the gecko, the monitor lizard,
the common lizard, the skink,
and the chameleon. These are unclean for you among all the swarming creatures. Whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean until evening. When any one of them dies and falls on anything it becomes unclean—any item of wood, clothing, leather, sackcloth, or any implement used for work. It is to be rinsed with water and will remain unclean until evening; then it will be clean. If any of them falls into any clay pot, everything in it will become unclean; you must break it. Any edible food coming into contact with that unclean water will become unclean, and any drinkable liquid in any container will become unclean. Anything one of their carcasses falls on will become unclean. If it is an oven or stove, it must be smashed; it is unclean and will remain unclean for you. A spring or cistern containing water will remain clean, but someone who touches a carcass in it will become unclean. If one of their carcasses falls on any seed that is to be sown, it is clean; but if water has been put on the seed and one of their carcasses falls on it, it is unclean for you. “If one of the animals that you use for food dies, anyone who touches its carcass will be unclean until evening. Anyone who eats some of its carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. Anyone who carries its carcass must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening. “All the creatures that swarm on the earth are detestable; they must not be eaten. Do not eat any of the creatures that swarm on the earth, anything that moves on its belly or walks on all fours or on many feet, for they are detestable. Do not become contaminated by any creature that swarms; do not become unclean or defiled by them. For I am Yahweh your God, so you must consecrate yourselves and be holy because I am holy. You must not defile yourselves by any swarming creature that crawls on the ground. For I am Yahweh, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, so you must be holy because I am holy. “This is the law concerning animals, birds, all living creatures that move in the water, and all creatures that swarm on the ground, in order to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the animals that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.”

Acts 15:29

that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. You will do well if you keep yourselves from these things.Farewell.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but the serpent’s food will be dust!
They will not do what is evil or destroy
on My entire holy mountain,”
says the Lord.

Leviticus 11:7

the pig, though it has divided hooves,
does not chew the cud—it is unclean for you.

Isaiah 65:4

sitting among the graves,
spending nights in secret places,
eating the meat of pigs,
and putting polluted broth in their bowls.

Isaiah 66:17

“Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves following their leader, eating meat from pigs, vermin, and rats, will perish together.”This is the Lord’s declaration.

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