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Leviticus 11 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:1 - Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:2 - “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth:

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:3 - ‘Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - ‘Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:5 - ‘the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:6 - ‘the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:7 - ‘and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - ‘Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:9 - ‘These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers—that you may eat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:10 - ‘But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:11 - ‘They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:12 - ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales—that shall be an abomination to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 - ‘And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:14 - ‘the kite, and the falcon after its kind;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:15 - ‘every raven after its kind,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:16 - ‘the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:17 - ‘the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:18 - ‘the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:19 - ‘the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:20 - ‘All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:21 - ‘Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - ‘These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:23 - ‘But all other flying insects which have four feet shall be an abomination to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:24 - ‘By these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of any of them shall be unclean until evening;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:25 - ‘whoever carries part of the carcass of any of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening:

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - The carcass of any animal which divides the foot, but is not cloven-hoofed or does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Everyone who touches it shall be unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:27 - ‘And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those are unclean to you. Whoever touches any such carcass shall be unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:28 - ‘Whoever carries any such carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. It is unclean to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:29 - ‘These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:30 - ‘the gecko, the monitor lizard, the sand reptile, the sand lizard, and the chameleon.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:31 - ‘These are unclean to you among all that creep. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:32 - ‘Anything on which any of them falls, when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is any item of wood or clothing or skin or sack, whatever item it is, in which any work is done, it must be put in water. And it shall be unclean until evening; then it shall be clean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:33 - ‘Any earthen vessel into which any of them falls you shall break; and whatever is in it shall be unclean:

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:34 - ‘in such a vessel, any edible food upon which water falls becomes unclean, and any drink that may be drunk from it becomes unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - ‘And everything on which a part of any such carcass falls shall be unclean; whether it is an oven or cooking stove, it shall be broken down; for they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:36 - ‘Nevertheless a spring or a cistern, in which there is plenty of water, shall be clean, but whatever touches any such carcass becomes unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:37 - ‘And if a part of any such carcass falls on any planting seed which is to be sown, it remains clean.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:38 - ‘But if water is put on the seed, and if a part of any such carcass falls on it, it becomes unclean to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 - ‘And if any animal which you may eat dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:40 - ‘He who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. He also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:41 - ‘And every creeping thing that creeps on the earth shall be an abomination. It shall not be eaten.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:42 - ‘Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet among all creeping things that creep on the earth—these you shall not eat, for they are an abomination.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:43 - ‘You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps; nor shall you make yourselves unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:44 - ‘For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:45 - ‘For I am the LORD who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:46 - ‘This is the law of the animals and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - ‘to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.’ ”

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