'Meat' in the Bible
However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it.
They are to eat the meat that night; they should eat it, roasted over the fire along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
It is to be eaten in one house. You may not take any of the meat outside the house, and you may not break any of its bones.
The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by pots of meat and ate all the bread we wanted. Instead, you brought us into this wilderness to make this whole assembly die of hunger!”
Moses continued, “The Lord will give you meat to eat this evening and more than enough bread in the morning, for He has heard the complaints that you are raising against Him. Who are we? Your complaints are not against us but against the Lord.”
“I have heard the complaints of the Israelites. Tell them: At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will eat bread until you are full. Then you will know that I am Yahweh your God.”
“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.
“Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal found in the field; throw it to the dogs.
Make its pots for removing ashes, and its shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; make all its utensils of bronze.
Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
If any of the meat of ordination or any of the bread is left until morning, burn up what is left over. It must not be eaten because it is holy.
He made all the altar’s utensils: the pots, shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze.
The meat of his thanksgiving sacrifice of fellowship must be eaten on the day he offers it; he may not leave any of it until morning.
But what remains of the sacrificial meat by the third day must be burned up.
If any of the meat of his fellowship sacrifice is eaten on the third day, it will not be accepted. It will not be credited to the one who presents it; it is repulsive. The person who eats any of it will be responsible for his sin.
“Meat that touches anything unclean must not be eaten; it is to be burned up. Everyone who is clean may eat any other meat.
But the one who eats meat from the Lord’s fellowship sacrifice while he is unclean, that person must be cut off from his people.
If someone touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, an unclean animal, or any unclean, detestable creature, and eats meat from the Lord’s fellowship sacrifice, that person must be cut off from his people.”
Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Boil the meat at the entrance to the tent of meeting and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket for the ordination offering as I commanded: Aaron and his sons are to eat it.
You must burn up what remains of the meat and bread.
Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses—they are unclean for you.
They are to remain detestable to you; you must not eat any of their meat, and you must detest their carcasses.
Contemptible people among them had a strong craving for other food. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?
Where can I get meat to give all these people? For they are crying to me: ‘Give us meat to eat!’
“Tell the people: Purify yourselves in readiness for tomorrow, and you will eat meat because you cried before the Lord: ‘Who will feed us meat? We really had it good in Egypt.’ The Lord will give you meat and you will eat.
But Moses replied, “I’m in the middle of a people with 600,000 foot soldiers, yet You say, ‘I will give them meat, and they will eat for a month.’
While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the Lord’s anger burned against the people, and the Lord struck them with a very severe plague.
So they named that place Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved the meat.
But their meat belongs to you. It belongs to you like the breast of the presentation offering and the right thigh.
“But whenever you want, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, according to the blessing the Lord your God has given you. Those who are clean or unclean may eat it, as they would a gazelle or deer,
“When the Lord your God enlarges your territory as He has promised you, and you say, ‘I want to eat meat’ because you have a strong desire to eat meat, you may eat it whenever you want.
But don’t eat the blood, since the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.
Present the meat and blood of your burnt offerings on the altar of the Lord your God. The blood of your other sacrifices is to be poured out beside the altar of the Lord your God, but you may eat the meat.
and the pig, though it has hooves, it does not chew the cud—it is unclean for you.You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses.
No yeast is to be found anywhere in your territory for seven days, and none of the meat you sacrifice in the evening of the first day is to remain until morning.
So Gideon went and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from a half bushel of flour. He placed the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot. He brought them out and offered them to Him under the oak.
The Angel of God said to him, “Take the meat with the unleavened bread, put it on this stone, and pour the broth on it.” And he did so.
The Angel of the Lord extended the tip of the staff that was in His hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread. Fire came up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the Angel of the Lord vanished from his sight.
Whenever Elkanah offered a sacrifice, he always gave portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to each of her sons and daughters.
or for the priests’ share of the sacrifices from the people. When any man offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three-pronged meat fork while the meat was boiling
and plunge it into the container or kettle or cauldron or cooking pot. The priest would claim for himself whatever the meat fork brought up. This is the way they treated all the Israelites who came there to Shiloh.
Even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast, because he won’t accept boiled meat from you—only raw.”
Then Samuel said to the cook, “Get the portion of meat that I gave you and told you to set aside.”
they rushed to the plunder, took sheep, cattle, and calves, slaughtered them on the ground, and ate meat with the blood still in it.
Some reported to Saul: “Look, the troops are sinning against the Lord by eating meat with the blood still in it.”Saul said, “You have been unfaithful. Roll a large stone over here at once.”
He then said, “Go among the troops and say to them, ‘Each man must bring me his ox or his sheep. Do the slaughtering here and then you can eat. Don’t sin against the Lord by eating meat with the blood in it.’” So every one of the troops brought his ox that night and slaughtered it there.
Am I supposed to take my bread, my water, and my meat that I butchered for my shearers and give them to these men? I don’t know where they are from.”
The ravens kept bringing him bread and meat in the morning and in the evening, and he drank from the wadi.
So he turned back from following him, took the team of oxen, and slaughtered them. With the oxen’s wooden yoke and plow, he cooked the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he left, followed Elijah, and served him.
Look! He struck the rock and water gushed out;torrents overflowed.But can He also provide breador furnish meat for His people?”
He rained meat on them like dust,and winged birds like the sand of the seas.
She has prepared her meat; she has mixed her wine;she has also set her table.
Don’t associate with those who drink too much wineor with those who gorge themselves on meat.
They carve meat on the right,but they are still hungry;they have eaten on the left,but they are still not satisfied.Each one eats the flesh of his own arm.
But look: joy and gladness,butchering of cattle, slaughtering of sheep,eating of meat, and drinking of wine—“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feastfor all the peoples on this mountain—a feast of aged wine, choice meat, finely aged wine.
He burns half of it in a fire,and he roasts meat on that half.He eats the roast and is satisfied.He warms himself and says, “Ah!I am warm, I see the blaze.”
No one reflects,no one has the perception or insight to say,“I burned half of it in the fire,I also baked bread on its coals,I roasted meat and ate.I will make something detestable with the rest of it,and I will bow down to a block of wood.”
This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “Add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices, and eat the meat yourselves,
But I said, “Oh, Lord God, I have never been defiled. From my youth until now I have not eaten anything that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts. And impure meat has never entered my mouth.”
They are saying, ‘Isn’t the time near to build houses? The city is the pot, and we are the meat.’
“Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: The slain you have put within it are the meat, and the city is the pot, but I will remove you from it.
The city will not be a pot for you, and you will not be the meat within it. I will judge you at the border of Israel,
Place the pieces of meat in it,every good piece—thigh and shoulder.Fill it with choice bones.
Pile on the logs and kindle the fire!Cook the meat welland mix in the spices!Let the bones be burned!
Therefore say to them: This is what the Lord God says: You eat meat with blood in it, raise your eyes to your idols, and shed blood. Should you then receive possession of the land?
I didn’t eat any rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over.
You eat the flesh of my peopleafter you strip their skin from themand break their bones.You chop them uplike flesh for the cooking pot,like meat in a cauldron.”
If a man is carrying consecrated meat in the fold of his garment, and it touches bread, stew, wine, oil, or any other food, does it become holy?”The priests answered, “No.”
It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.
Therefore, if food causes my brother to fall, I will never again eat meat, so that I won’t cause my brother to fall.
Eat everything that is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake,
But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
But I have this against you: You tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat meat sacrificed to idols.