45 Bible Verses about Forbidden Food
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"Tell the Israelites, 'You must not eat any fat of an ox, sheep, or goat.
Moreover, the fat of an animal that has died of natural causes and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be used for any other purpose, but you must certainly never eat it.
If anyone eats fat from the animal from which he presents a gift to the Lord, that person will be cut off from his people.
But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it.
And you must not eat any blood of the birds or the domesticated land animals in any of the places where you live.
Any person who eats any blood -- that person will be cut off from his people.'"
Therefore, I have said to the Israelites: No person among you is to eat blood, and no resident foreigner who lives among you is to eat blood.
"'You must not eat anything with the blood still in it. You must not practice either divination or soothsaying.
However, you must not eat blood -- pour it out on the ground like water.
However, by no means eat the blood, for the blood is life itself -- you must not eat the life with the meat!
You must not eat it so that it may go well with you and your children after you; you will be doing what is right in the Lord's sight.
However, you must not eat its blood; you must pour it out on the ground like water.
"'Any man from the house of Israel or from the foreigners who reside in their midst who eats any blood, I will set my face against that person who eats the blood, and I will cut him off from the midst of his people,
for the life of all flesh is its blood. So I have said to the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any living thing because the life of every living thing is its blood -- all who eat it will be cut off.
This is a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all the places where you live: You must never eat any fat or any blood.'"
If, however, it is eaten on the third day, it is spoiled, it will not be accepted,
"If an ox gores a man or a woman so that either dies, then the ox must surely be stoned and its flesh must not be eaten, but the owner of the ox will be acquitted.
"You will be holy people to me; you must not eat any meat torn by animals in the field. You must throw it to the dogs.
"'Any person who eats an animal that has died of natural causes or an animal torn by beasts, whether a native citizen or a foreigner, must wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening; then he becomes clean.
He must not eat an animal that has died of natural causes or an animal torn by beasts and thus become unclean by it. I am the Lord.
You may not eat any corpse, though you may give it to the resident foreigner who is living in your villages and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. You are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
And I said, "Ah, sovereign Lord, I have never been ceremonially defiled before. I have never eaten a carcass or an animal torn by wild beasts; from my youth up, unclean meat has never entered my mouth."
The priests will not eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or was torn to pieces by a wild animal.
One who eats from its carcass must wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening, and whoever carries its carcass must wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.
You must not eat from their meat and you must not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
Since they are detestable to you, you must not eat their meat and their carcass you must detest.
"'These you are to detest from among the birds -- they must not be eaten, because they are detestable: the griffon vulture, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
Every swarming thing that swarms on the land is detestable; it must not be eaten.
You must not eat anything that crawls on its belly or anything that walks on all fours or on any number of legs of all the swarming things that swarm on the land, because they are detestable.
The meat which touches anything ceremonially unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up in the fire. As for ceremonially clean meat, everyone who is ceremonially clean may eat the meat.
They sit among the tombs and keep watch all night long. They eat pork, and broth from unclean sacrificial meat is in their pans.
"As for those who consecrate and ritually purify themselves so they can follow their leader and worship in the sacred orchards, those who eat the flesh of pigs and other disgusting creatures, like mice -- they will all be destroyed together," says the Lord.
In it were all kinds of four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth and wild birds.
As I stared I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild animals, reptiles, and wild birds.
So the king assigned them a daily ration from his royal delicacies and from the wine he himself drank. They were to be trained for the next three years. At the end of that time they were to enter the king's service.
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the royal delicacies or the royal wine. He therefore asked the overseer of the court officials for permission not to defile himself.
"Please test your servants for ten days by providing us with some vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who are eating the royal delicacies; deal with us in light of what you see." So the warden agreed to their proposal and tested them for ten days.read more.
At the end of the ten days their appearance was better and their bodies were healthier than all the young men who had been eating the royal delicacies. So the warden removed the delicacies and the wine from their diet and gave them a diet of vegetables instead.
Do not let me have evil desires, or participate in sinful activities with men who behave wickedly. I will not eat their delicacies.
But Peter said, "Certainly not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything defiled and ritually unclean!"
But I said, 'Certainly not, Lord, for nothing defiled or ritually unclean has ever entered my mouth!'
That is why to this day the Israelites do not eat the sinew which is attached to the socket of the hip, because he struck the socket of Jacob's hip near the attached sinew.
So the army rushed greedily on the plunder, confiscating sheep, cattle, and calves. They slaughtered them right on the ground, and the army ate them blood and all.
Now it was reported to Saul, "Look, the army is sinning against the Lord by eating even the blood." He said, "All of you have broken the covenant! Roll a large stone over here to me."
Then Saul said, "Scatter out among the army and say to them, 'Each of you bring to me your ox and sheep and slaughter them in this spot and eat. But don't sin against the Lord by eating the blood." So that night each one brought his ox and slaughtered it there.
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Cormorant » Bird » Forbidden food
the little owl, the cormorant, the screech owl,
Owls and wild animals will live there, all kinds of wild birds will settle in it. The Lord will stretch out over her the measuring line of ruin and the plumb line of destruction.
Flocks and herds will lie down in the middle of it, as well as every kind of wild animal. Owls will sleep in the tops of its support pillars; they will hoot through the windows. Rubble will cover the thresholds; even the cedar work will be exposed to the elements.
Kite » Bird » Forbidden food
the kite, the buzzard of any kind,
the kite, the black kite, the dayyah after its species,
Lapwing » Bird » Forbidden food
the stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.
the stork, the heron after its species, the hoopoe, the bat,
Topics on Forbidden Food
Eating Forbidden FoodGenesis 2:17
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die."