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11 Bible Verses about Rules About Killing Animals

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Exodus 13:13

You must redeem every firstborn of a donkey with a flock animal, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. However, you must redeem every firstborn among your sons.

Exodus 34:20

You must redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a sheep, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed.

Exodus 21:28

“When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its meat may not be eaten, but the ox’s owner is innocent.

Exodus 21:29

However, if the ox was in the habit of goring, and its owner has been warned yet does not restrain it, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned, and its owner must also be put to death.

Exodus 21:32

If the ox gores a male or female slave, he must give 30 shekels of silver to the slave’s master, and the ox must be stoned.

Leviticus 20:15

If a man has sexual intercourse with an animal, he must be put to death; you are also to kill the animal.

Leviticus 20:16

If a woman comes near any animal and mates with it, you are to kill the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their own blood is on them.

Leviticus 17:3-4

Anyone from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox, sheep, or goat in the camp, or slaughters it outside the camp, instead of bringing it to the entrance to the tent of meeting to present it as an offering to the Lord before His tabernacle—that person will be considered guilty. He has shed blood and must be cut off from his people.

Leviticus 24:18

Whoever kills an animal is to make restitution for it, life for life.

Leviticus 24:21

Whoever kills an animal is to make restitution for it, but whoever kills a person is to be put to death.

Leviticus 22:28

But you are not to slaughter an animal from the herd or flock on the same day as its young.

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