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Leviticus 11 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Laws about Animals for Food

(Deu 14:3–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:1 - The LORD 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 has a divided hoof, showing split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - ‘Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which have a divided hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:5 - ‘Likewise, the rock hyrax, for though it chews cud, it does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:6 - The [fn]rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:7 - And the pig, for though it has a divided hoof, and so it shows a split hoof, it does not chew cud; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - ‘You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:9 - ‘These you may eat, of whatever is in the water: everything that has fins and scales, 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 teeming 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 any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:12 - ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

Avoid the Unclean

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 - ‘Moreover, these you shall detest among the birds; they are detestable, not to be eaten: the [fn]eagle, the vulture, and the [fn]buzzard,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:14 - the red kite, the falcon in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:15 - every raven in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:16 - the ostrich, the owl, the seagull, and the hawk in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:17 - the little owl, the cormorant, and the [fn]great owl,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:18 - the white owl, the [fn]pelican, and the carrion vulture,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:19 - the stork, the heron in its kinds, the hoopoe, and the bat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:20 - ‘All the [fn]winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:21 - ‘Yet these you may eat among all the [fn]winged insects that walk on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to jump on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - ‘These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, the devastating locust in its kinds, the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:23 - ‘But all other [fn]winged insects which 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 - ‘As for all the animals which have a divided hoof but do not show a split hoof, or do not chew the 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, the mouse, and the [fn]great lizard in its kinds,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:30 - the gecko, the [fn]crocodile, the lizard, 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 hide, or a sack—any article [fn]of which use is made—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 - ‘Moreover, everything 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 - ‘Now 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 - ‘But 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, not to be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:42 - ‘Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in regard to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, because they are detestable.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:43 - ‘Do not make [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 the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, because I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:45 - ‘For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt, to be your God; so you shall be holy, because 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 make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or hare
Or vulture
Or black vulture
Specifically, great horned owl
Or owl; or jackdaw
Lit swarming things with wings
See note v 20
See note v 20
Or thorn-tailed lizard
Or lizard
Species as yet undefined
Lit with which work is done
Lit it
I.e., if touched by a carcass; cf. vv 29-32
I.e., if touched by a carcass; cf. vv 29-32
Lit hearth for supporting (two) pots
Lit a collecting place of
Lit your souls
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