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Leviticus 11

What beasts may,

Leviticus 11:1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, Leviticus 11:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the living things which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. Leviticus 11:3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, [and] cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that may ye eat.

and what may not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that part the hoof: the camel, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:6 And the hare, because she cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:7 And the swine, because he parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:8 Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.

What fishes.

Leviticus 11:9 These may ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, that may ye eat. Leviticus 11:10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination unto you, Leviticus 11:11 and they shall be an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in abomination. Leviticus 11:12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that is an abomination unto you.

What fowls.

Leviticus 11:13 And these ye shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the ospray, Leviticus 11:14 and the kite, and the falcon after its kind, Leviticus 11:15 every raven after its kind, Leviticus 11:16 and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the seamew, and the hawk after its kind, Leviticus 11:17 and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, Leviticus 11:18 and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the vulture, Leviticus 11:19 and the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. Leviticus 11:20 All winged creeping things that go upon all fours are an abomination unto you. Leviticus 11:21 Yet these may ye eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth. Leviticus 11:22 Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. Leviticus 11:23 But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you. Leviticus 11:24 And by these ye shall become unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even; Leviticus 11:25 And whosoever beareth [aught] of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. Leviticus 11:26 Every beast which parteth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, is unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean. Leviticus 11:27 And whatsoever goeth upon its paws, among all beasts that go on all fours, they are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean until the even. Leviticus 11:28 And he that beareth the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.

The creeping things which are unclean.

Leviticus 11:29 And these are they which are unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind, Leviticus 11:30 and the gecko, and the land-crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand-lizard, and the chameleon. Leviticus 11:31 These are they which are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the even. Leviticus 11:32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherewith any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; then shall it be clean. Leviticus 11:33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean, and it ye shall break. Leviticus 11:34 All food [therein] which may be eaten, that on which water cometh, shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every [such] vessel shall be unclean. Leviticus 11:35 And every thing whereupon [any part] of their carcass falleth shall be unclean; whether oven, or range for pots, it shall be broken in pieces: they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or a pit wherein is a gathering of water shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean. Leviticus 11:37 And if [aught] of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean. Leviticus 11:38 But if water be put upon the seed, and [aught] of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you. Leviticus 11:39 And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean until the even. Leviticus 11:40 And he that eateth of the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. Leviticus 11:41 And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth is an abomination; it shall not be eaten. Leviticus 11:42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever hath many feet, even all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination. Leviticus 11:43 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby. Leviticus 11:44 For I am Jehovah your God: sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that moveth upon the earth. Leviticus 11:45 For I am Jehovah that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 11:46 This is the law of the beast, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth; Leviticus 11:47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.

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