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 17:10
 17:11
17:10 If any person, whether of the family of Israel or a proselyte who joins them, eats any blood, I will direct My anger against the person who eats blood and cut him off [spiritually] from among his people.
Ve'ish ish mibeyt Yisra'el umin-hager hagar betocham asher yochal kol-dam venatati fanay banefesh ha'ochelet et-hadam vehichrati otah mikerev amah.
17:11 This is because the life-force of the flesh is in the blood; and I therefore gave it to you to be [placed] on the altar to atone for your lives. It is the blood that atones for a life,
Ki-nefesh habasar badam hi va'ani netativ lachem al-hamizbe'ach lechaper al-nafshoteychem ki-hadam hu banefesh yechaper.



Commentary:

direct My anger
  (Targum; Saadia; HaKethav VeHaKabbalah). Literally, 'I will set my face....'

the life-force...
  This is because the blood brings life to all parts of the body. The blood is also responsible for man's animal nature, through the hormones, as opposed to man's human nature, which is transmitted through nerve impulses. Since it is man's animal nature which leads him to sin, the blood is an atonement.





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