45 Bible Verses about Forbidden Food
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"Tell the Israelis, "You are not to eat the fat of an ox, a lamb, or a goat.
The carcass of an animal that died of its own and an animal torn by wild beast may be used for any purpose except for eating.
Anyone who eats the fat of an animal that has been offered by fire to the LORD is to be eliminated from contact with his people.
However, you are not to eat meat with its life that is, its blood in it!
You are not to eat any form of blood in any of your dwellings, whether it's from birds or animals.
Any person who eats any form of blood is to be eliminated from contact with his people.'"
This is why I've told the Israelis that no person among you is to eat blood. Even the resident alien who lives among you is not to eat blood.
"You are not to eat anything containing blood, engage in occult practices, or practice fortune telling.
Only, you must not consume the blood; instead, pour it out on the ground as you would water.
Only be sure to refrain from eating blood, because blood is the source of life and you must not consume blood with the meat.
You must not eat it, so that life will go well for you and for your children after you. Then you'll do what is right in the eyes of the LORD.
Only you must not eat its blood. Pour it on the ground like water."
"If anyone from the house of Israel or a resident alien who lives among you eats any form of blood, I'll oppose that person who ate the blood and eliminate him from his people,
because the life of any flesh is the blood itself. Therefore, I'm saying to the Israelis that the blood of any flesh is not to be eaten, because the life of any flesh is in its blood. Anyone who eats of it is to be eliminated from contact with his people.
"This is to be a lasting statute for all your generations, wherever you live. You are not to eat any fat or blood."
If it is eaten on the third day, it's unclean. It won't be accepted.
"If an ox gores a man or woman so that they die, the ox is certainly to be stoned and its flesh may not be eaten, but the owner of the ox is free from liability.
"You are to be people set apart for me. You are not to eat flesh torn apart in the field; you are to throw it to the dogs."
"Any person who eats a carcass or an animal that was torn by beasts (whether that person is native born or is a resident alien), is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and he will remain unclean until evening, and then he'll become clean.
He is not to eat the carcass of an animal that was torn by animals, thereby defiling himself with it. I am the LORD.
"You must not eat any carcass. But you may give it to the alien in your cities so he may eat it or sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."
"Now, Lord GOD," I replied, "I've never been defiled, ever since I was young until now. I haven't eaten an animal that died on its own or was torn by beasts, and no unclean meat has ever entered my mouth!"
However, the priests are not to eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or that has been torn apart."
The one who eats from its carcass is to wash his clothes, because he has become unclean until evening. Even the one who carries the carcass is to wash his clothes, because he has become unclean until evening."
You are not to eat their flesh or even touch their carcasses. They are to be unclean for you."
They are to remain detestable for you. You are not to eat of their meat and you are to detest their carcasses.
"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,
"Every swarming thing that swarms the land is detestable for you. It is not to be eaten.
You are not to eat anything that crawls on its belly, anything that walks on four legs, anything that has many legs, or any of the swarming creatures that swarm the land, because they're detestable.
"Meat that comes in contact with a ceremonially unclean thing is not to be eaten. Incinerate it instead. As for ceremonially clean meat, anyone who is clean may eat it.
who sit among graves, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pigs' meat, with the broth of detestable things in their pots;
"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to enter the groves, following the one at the center of those who eat the meat of pigs, disgusting things, and rats, are all alike," says the LORD.
In it were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.
When I examined it closely, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.
The king assigned them fine food and choice wine on a daily basis, ordering them to be trained for three years, at the end of which time they would enter the king's service.
Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.
"Please test your servants for ten days and let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare how we look with the young men who ate the king's rich food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you observe." So he listened to what Daniel said and tested them for ten days. read more.
At the end of ten days their appearance was better and their faces were well-nourished compared to the young men who ate the king's rich food. So the guard took away their rich food and wine, giving them vegetables.
Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.
But Peter said, "Absolutely not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean!"
But I replied, "Absolutely not, Lord, for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth!'
Therefore, to this day the Israelis do not eat the hip tendon that connects to the thigh socket, because he had injured the socket of the thigh where the tendon connected to Jacob's hip.
The army grabbed the spoil, took sheep, oxen, and calves, and slaughtered them on the ground, and then the army ate them with the blood.
Someone reported this to Saul: "Right now the army is sinning against the LORD by eating meat with the blood." He said, "You have acted treacherously. Roll a large stone to me today."
Then Saul said, "Disperse yourselves among the soldiers and say to them, "Let each man bring his ox and his sheep to me, and you are to slaughter them here and eat. But don't sin against the LORD by eating meat with the blood.'" So every soldier brought his ox with him that night, and they slaughtered them there.
- Forbidden (29 instances)
From Thematic Bible
Cormorant » Bird » Forbidden food
"But hawks and hedgehogs will possess it; owls and ravens will nest in it. God will stretch out over it a measuring line, and chaos, and plumb lines of emptiness, and its nobles.
Flocks will lie down in her midst, along with animals of every kind. Desert owls and screeching owls will nest at the top of the pillars, hooting through the vacant windows, "Ruin sits at these doorsills,' for he will expose even the cedar framework.
Kite » Bird » Forbidden food
red kite, falcons of any kind,
buzzard, any kind of kite,
Lapwing » Bird » Forbidden food
storks, herons of every kind, the hoopoe, bata,
the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat.
Topics on Forbidden Food
Eating Forbidden FoodGenesis 2:17
but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it."