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 Leviticus 11:1 - 47
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   Book of Leviticus
   Chapter 11
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Say to the Israelites: 'Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat:
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'There are some that only chew the cud or only have a split hoof, but you must not eat them. The camel, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is ceremonially unclean for you.
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The coney, F22 though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you.
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you.
 
11:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.
 
11:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.
 
11:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams, you may eat any that have fins and scales.
 
11:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales - whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water - you are to detest.
 
11:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And since you are to detest them, you must not eat their meat and you must detest their carcasses.
 
11:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be detestable to you.
 
11:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'These are the birds you are to detest and not eat because they are detestable: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture,
 
11:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the red kite, any kind of black kite,
 
11:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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any kind of raven,
 
11:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk,
 
11:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,
 
11:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,
 
11:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat. F23
 
11:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you.
 
11:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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There are, however, some winged creatures that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground.
 
11:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper.
 
11:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But all other winged creatures that have four legs you are to detest.
 
11:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'You will make yourselves unclean by these; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.
 
11:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Whoever picks up one of their carcasses must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening.
 
11:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Every animal that has a split hoof not completely divided or that does not chew the cud is unclean for you; whoever touches [the carcass of] any of them will be unclean.
 
11:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk on their paws are unclean for you; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.
 
11:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Anyone who picks up their carcasses must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening. They are unclean for you.
 
11:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Of the animals that move about on the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,
 
11:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the gecko, the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink and the chameleon.
 
11:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Of all those that move along the ground, these are unclean for you. Whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean till evening.
 
11:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When one of them dies and falls on something, that article, whatever its use, will be unclean, whether it is made of wood, cloth, hide or sackcloth. Put it in water; it will be unclean till evening, and then it will be clean.
 
11:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If one of them falls into a clay pot, everything in it will be unclean, and you must break the pot.
 
11:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Any food that could be eaten but has water on it from such a pot is unclean, and any liquid that could be drunk from it is unclean.
 
11:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Anything that one of their carcasses falls on becomes unclean; an oven or cooking pot must be broken up. They are unclean, and you are to regard them as unclean.
 
11:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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A spring, however, or a cistern for collecting water remains clean, but anyone who touches one of these carcasses is unclean.
 
11:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If a carcass falls on any seeds that are to be planted, they remain clean.
 
11:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But if water has been put on the seed and a carcass falls on it, it is unclean for you.
 
11:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'If an animal that you are allowed to eat dies, anyone who touches the carcass will be unclean till evening.
 
11:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Anyone who eats some of the carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening. Anyone who picks up the carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean till evening.
 
11:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Every creature that moves about on the ground is detestable; it is not to be eaten.
 
11:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You are not to eat any creature that moves about on the ground, whether it moves on its belly or walks on all fours or on many feet; it is detestable.
 
11:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not defile yourselves by any of these creatures. Do not make yourselves unclean by means of them or be made unclean by them.
 
11:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground.
 
11:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
 
11:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'These are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves in the water and every creature that moves about on the ground.
 
11:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.'"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F22 That is, the hyrax or rock badger
F23 The precise identification of some of the birds, insects and animals in this chapter is uncertain.

 
 

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