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Leviticus 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Clean and Unclean Animals

(Deu 14:3–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:1 -

Yahweh spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:3 - ‘Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - ‘Nevertheless, you shall not eat of these, among those which chew the cud or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:5 - ‘Likewise, the [fn]shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:6 - the [fn]rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:7 - and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - ‘You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:9 -

‘These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas, or in the rivers, you may eat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:10 - ‘But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the swarming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:11 - and they shall be detestable to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:12 - ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 -

‘These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the [fn]eagle and the vulture and the [fn]buzzard,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:14 - and the kite and the falcon in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:15 - every raven in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:16 - and the ostrich and the owl and the gull and the hawk in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:17 - and the little owl and the cormorant and the [fn]great owl,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:18 - and the white owl and the [fn]pelican and the carrion vulture,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:19 - and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:20 -

‘All the swarming things that fly and that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:21 - ‘Yet these you may eat among all the swarming things that fly and that walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - ‘These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds and the devastating locust in its kinds and the cricket in its kinds and the grasshopper in its kinds.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:23 - ‘But all other swarming things that fly and that are four-footed are detestable to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:24 -

‘By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:25 - and whoever picks up any of their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - ‘Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:27 - ‘Also whatever walks on its paws, among all the creatures that walk on all fours, are unclean to you; whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:28 - and the one who picks up their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:29 -

‘Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole and the mouse and the [fn]great lizard in its kinds,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:30 - and the gecko and the [fn]crocodile and the lizard and the [fn]sand reptile and the chameleon.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:31 - ‘These are to you the unclean among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead becomes unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:32 - ‘Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article or clothing or a skin or a sack—any article by which work is done—it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:33 - ‘As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean, and you shall break [fn]the vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:34 - ‘Any of the [fn]food which may be eaten, on which water comes, shall become unclean, and any [fn]liquid which may be drunk in every vessel shall become unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - ‘Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a [fn]stove shall be smashed; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:36 - ‘Nevertheless a spring or a cistern [fn]collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:37 - ‘And if a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:38 - ‘Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 -

‘Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:40 - ‘He too, who eats some of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:41 -

‘Now every swarming thing that swarms on the earth is detestable; it shall not be eaten.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:42 - ‘Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:43 - ‘Do not render [fn]yourselves detestable through any of the swarming things that swarm; and you shall not make yourselves unclean with them so that you become unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:44 - ‘For I am Yahweh your God. Therefore, set yourselves apart as holy and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that move on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:45 - ‘For I am Yahweh who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:46 -

This is the law regarding the animal and the bird and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - to separate between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
LSB Footnotes
A small, shy, furry animal (Hyrax syriacus) found in the peninsula of the Sinai, northern Israel, and the region round the Dead Sea; KJV coney, orig NASB rock badger
Or hare
Or vulture
Or black vulture
Specifically, great horned owl
Or owl, jackdaw
Or thorn-tailed lizard
Or lizard
Species unknown
Lit it
If touched by a carcass, cf. 11:29-32
If touched by a carcass, cf. 11:29-32
A hearth for supporting two pots
Lit of a gathering of
Lit your souls
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