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Leviticus 11

What beasts may,

Leviticus 11:1 After, the Lord spake vnto Moses and to Aaron, saying vnto them, Leviticus 11:2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say, These are the beastes which yee shall eate, among all the beasts that are on the earth. Leviticus 11:3 Whatsoeuer parteth the hoofe, and is clouen footed, and cheweth the cudde, among the beastes, that shall ye eate.

and what may not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:4 But of them that chewe the cud, or deuide the hoofe onely, of them yee shall not eate: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, & deuideth not ye hoofe, he shall be vncleane vnto you. Leviticus 11:5 Likewise the conie, because he cheweth the cud and deuideth not the hoofe, he shall bee vncleane to you. Leviticus 11:6 Also the hare, because he cheweth the cud, and deuideth not the hoofe, he shalbe vncleane to you. Leviticus 11:7 And the swine, because he parteth ye hoofe and is clouen footed, but cheweth not the cud, he shalbe vncleane to you. Leviticus 11:8 Of their flesh shall yee not eate, and their carkeise shall yee not touch: for they shall bee vncleane to you.

What fishes.

Leviticus 11:9 These shall ye eate, of all that are in the waters: whatsoeuer hath finnes & skales in ye waters, in the seas, or in the riuers, them shal ye eate. Leviticus 11:10 But all that haue not finnes nor skales in the seas, or in the riuers, of all that moueth in the waters, and of al liuing things that are in the waters, they shalbe an abomination vnto you. Leviticus 11:11 They, I say, shalbe an abomination to you: ye shall not eate of their flesh, but shall abhorre their carkeis. Leviticus 11:12 Whatsoeuer hath not fins nor skales in the waters, that shalbe abomination vnto you.

What fowls.

Leviticus 11:13 These shal ye haue also in abomination among the foules, they shal not be eaten: for they are an abomination, the egle, and the goshauke, and the osprey: Leviticus 11:14 Also the vultur, & the kite after his kinde, Leviticus 11:15 And all rauens after their kinde: Leviticus 11:16 The ostrich also, and the night crowe, and the seameaw, and the hauke after his kinde: Leviticus 11:17 The litle owle also, and the connorant, and the great owle. Leviticus 11:18 Also the redshanke and the pelicane, and the swanne: Leviticus 11:19 The storke also, the heron after his kinde, and the lapwing, and the backe: Leviticus 11:20 Also euery foule that creepeth & goeth vpon all foure, such shalbe an abomination vnto you. Leviticus 11:21 Yet these shal ye eate: of euery foule that creepeth, and goeth vpon all foure which haue their feete and legs all of one to leape withal vpon the earth, Leviticus 11:22 Of them ye shal eate these, the grashopper after his kinde, & the solean after his kinde, the hargol after his kinde, & the hagab after his kind. Leviticus 11:23 But al other foules that creepe & haue foure feete, they shalbe abomination vnto you. Leviticus 11:24 For by such ye shalbe polluted: whosoeuer toucheth their carkeis, shalbe vncleane vnto the euening. Leviticus 11:25 Whosoeuer also beareth of their carkeis, shal wash his clothes, and be vncleane vntil euen. Leviticus 11:26 Euery beast that hath clawes deuided, and is not clouen footed, nor cheweth the cud, such shalbe vncleane vnto you: euery one that toucheth them, shalbe vncleane. Leviticus 11:27 And whatsoeuer goeth vpon his pawes among all maner beastes that goeth on all foure, such shalbe vncleane vnto you: who so doth touch their carkeis shalbe vncleane vntil the euen. Leviticus 11:28 And he that beareth their carkeis, shal wash his clothes, and be vncleane vntill the euen: for such shalbe vncleane vnto you.

The creeping things which are unclean.

Leviticus 11:29 Also these shalbe vncleane to you amog the things that creepe and moue vpon the earth, the weasell, and the mouse, and the frog, after his kinde: Leviticus 11:30 Also the rat, and the lizard, and the chameleon, and the stellio, and the molle. Leviticus 11:31 These shall be vncleane to you among all that creepe: whosoeuer doeth touch them when they be dead, shalbe vncleane vntil the euen. Leviticus 11:32 Also whatsoeuer any of the dead carkeises of them doth fall vpon, shalbe vncleane, whether it be vessel of wood, or rayment, or skinne, or sacke: whatsoeuer vessel it be that is occupied, it shalbe put in the water as vncleane vntil the euen, and so be purified. Leviticus 11:33 But euery earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoeuer is within it shalbe vncleane, and ye shal breake it. Leviticus 11:34 Al meate also that shalbe eaten, if any such water come vpon it, shalbe vncleane: & all drinke that shalbe drunke in al such vessels shalbe vncleane. Leviticus 11:35 And euery thing that their carkeis fall vpon, shalbe vncleane: the fornais or the pot shalbe broken: for they are vncleane, & shalbe vncleane vnto you. Leviticus 11:36 Yet the fountaines and welles where there is plentie of water shalbe cleane: but that which toucheth their carkeises shalbe vncleane. Leviticus 11:37 And if there fal of their dead carkeis vpo any seede, which vseth to be sowe, it shalbe cleane. Leviticus 11:38 But if any water be powred vpon ye seede, and there fal of their dead carkeis thereon, it shal be vncleane vnto you. Leviticus 11:39 If also any beast, whereof ye may eate, die, he that toucheth the carkeis thereof shal be vncleane vntil the euen. Leviticus 11:40 And he that eateth of the carkeis of it, shal wash his clothes and be vncleane vntil the euen: he also that beareth the carkeis of it, shal wash his clothes, and be vncleane vntil the euen. Leviticus 11:41 Euery creeping thing therefore that creepeth vpon the earth shalbe an abomination, and not be eaten. Leviticus 11:42 Whatsoeuer goeth vpon the breast, and whatsoeuer goeth vpon al foure, or that hath many feete among all creeping thinges that creepe vpon the earth, ye shal not eate of them, for they shalbe abomination. Leviticus 11:43 Ye shall not pollute your selues with any thing that creepeth, neither make your selues vncleane with them, neither defile your selues thereby: ye shal not, I say, be defiled by them, Leviticus 11:44 For I am the Lord your God: be sanctified therefore, and be holy, for I am holy, and defile not your selues with any creeping thing, that creepeth vpon the earth. Leviticus 11:45 For I am the Lorde that brought you out of the lande of Egypt, to be your God, and that you should be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 11:46 This is the law of beasts, and of foules, and of euery liuing thing that moueth in the waters, and of euery thing that creepeth vpon the earth: Leviticus 11:47 That there may be a difference betweene the vncleane and cleane, and betweene the beast that may be eaten, and the beast that ought not to be eaten.

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