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Leviticus 11
New Living Translation

Ceremonially Clean and Unclean Animals

11Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,H3068H1696H4872H175H559 2"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. "Of all the land animals, these are the ones you may use for food.H1696H1121H3478H559H2063H2416H398H929H776 3You may eat any animal that has completely split hooves and chews the cud.H6536H6541H8156H8157H5927H1625H929H398 4You may not, however, eat the following animals that have split hooves or that chew the cud, but not both. The camel chews the cud but does not have split hooves, so it is ceremonially unclean for you.H389H398H5927H1625H6536H6541H1581H5927H1625H6536H6541H2931 5The hyrax chews the cud but does not have split hooves, so it is unclean.H8227H5927H1625H6536H6541H2931 6The hare chews the cud but does not have split hooves, so it is unclean.H768H5927H1625H6536H6541H2931 7The pig has evenly split hooves but does not chew the cud, so it is unclean.H2386H6536H6541H8156H8157H1641H1625H2931 8You may not eat the meat of these animals or even touch their carcasses. They are ceremonially unclean for you.H1320H398H5038H5060H2931 9"Of all the marine animals, these are ones you may use for food. You may eat anything from the water if it has both fins and scales, whether taken from salt water or from streams.H398H4325H5579H7193H4325H3220H5158H398 10But you must never eat animals from the sea or from rivers that do not have both fins and scales. They are detestable to you. This applies both to little creatures that live in shallow water and to all creatures that live in deep water.H5579H7193H3220H5158H8318H4325H2416H5315H4325H8263 11They will always be detestable to you. You must never eat their meat or even touch their dead bodies.H8263H398H1320H5038H8262 12Any marine animal that does not have both fins and scales is detestable to you.H5579H7193H4325H8263 13"These are the birds that are detestable to you. You must never eat them: the griffon vulture, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,H8262H4480H5775H398H8263H5404H6538H5822 14the kite, falcons of all kinds,H1676H344H4327 15ravens of all kinds,H6158H4327 16the eagle owl, the short-eared owl, the seagull, hawks of all kinds,H1323H3284H8464H7828H5322H4327 17the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,H3563H7994H3244 18the barn owl, the desert owl, the Egyptian vulture,H8580H6893H7360 19the stork, herons of all kinds, the hoopoe, and the bat.H2624H601H4327H1744H5847 20"You must not eat winged insects that walk along the ground; they are detestable to you.H5775H8318H1980H702H8263 21You may, however, eat winged insects that walk along the ground and have jointed legs so they can jump.H398H5775H8318H1980H702H3767H4605H7272H5425H2004H776 22The insects you are permitted to eat include all kinds of locusts, bald locusts, crickets, and grasshoppers.H398H697H4327H5556H4327H2728H4327H2284H4327 23All other winged insects that walk along the ground are detestable to you.H5775H8318H702H7272H8263 24"The following creatures will make you ceremonially unclean. If any of you touch their carcasses, you will be defiled until evening.H2930H5060H5038H2930H6153 25If you pick up their carcasses, you must wash your clothes, and you will remain defiled until evening.H5375H5038H3526H899H2930H6153 26"Any animal that has split hooves that are not evenly divided or that does not chew the cud is unclean for you. If you touch the carcass of such an animal, you will be defiled.H929H6536H6541H8157H8156H5927H1625H2931H5060H2930 27Of the animals that walk on all fours, those that have paws are unclean. If you touch the carcass of such an animal, you will be defiled until evening.H3605H1992H1980H3709H2416H1980H702H2931H5060H5038H2930H6153 28If you pick up its carcass, you must wash your clothes, and you will remain defiled until evening. These animals are unclean for you.H5375H5038H3526H899H2930H6153H2931 29"Of the small animals that scurry along the ground, these are unclean for you: the mole rat, the rat, large lizards of all kinds,H2931H8318H8317H776H2467H5909H6632H4327 30the gecko, the monitor lizard, the common lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon.H604H3581H3911H2546H8580 31All these small animals are unclean for you. If any of you touch the dead body of such an animal, you will be defiled until evening.H2931H8318H5060H4194H2930H6153 32If such an animal dies and falls on something, that object will be unclean. This is true whether the object is made of wood, cloth, leather, or burlap. Whatever its use, you must dip it in water, and it will remain defiled until evening. After that, it will be ceremonially clean and may be used again.H4194H5307H2930H3627H6086H899H5785H8242H3627H4399H6213H935H4325H2930H6153H2891 33"If such an animal falls into a clay pot, everything in the pot will be defiled, and the pot must be smashed.H2789H3627H5307H8432H2930H7665 34If the water from such a container spills on any food, the food will be defiled. And any beverage in such a container will be defiled.H400H398H4325H935H2930H4945H8354H3627H2930 35Any object on which the carcass of such an animal falls will be defiled. If it is an oven or hearth, it must be destroyed, for it is defiled, and you must treat it accordingly.H5038H5307H2930H8574H3600H5422H2931H2931 36"However, if the carcass of such an animal falls into a spring or a cistern, the water will still be clean. But anyone who touches the carcass will be defiled.H4599H953H4723H4325H2889H5060H5038H2930 37If the carcass falls on seed grain to be planted in the field, the seed will still be considered clean.H5038H5307H2221H2233H2232H2889 38But if the seed is wet when the carcass falls on it, the seed will be defiled.H4325H5414H2233H5038H5307H2931 39"If an animal you are permitted to eat dies and you touch its carcass, you will be defiled until evening.H929H402H4191H5060H5038H2930H6153 40If you eat any of its meat or carry away its carcass, you must wash your clothes, and you will remain defiled until evening.H398H5038H3526H899H2930H6153H5375H5038H3526H899H2930H6153 41"All small animals that scurry along the ground are detestable, and you must never eat them.H8318H8317H776H8263H398 42This includes all animals that slither along on their bellies, as well as those with four legs and those with many feet. All such animals that scurry along the ground are detestable, and you must never eat them.H1980H1512H1980H702H7235H7272H8318H8317H776H398H8263 43Do not defile yourselves by touching them. You must not make yourselves ceremonially unclean because of them.H8262H5315H8262H8318H8317H2933H2930 44For I am the LORD your God. You must consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. So do not defile yourselves with any of these small animals that scurry along the ground.H3068H430H6942H6918H6918H2930H5315H8318H7430H776 45For I, the LORD, am the one who brought you up from the land of Egypt, that I might be your God. Therefore, you must be holy because I am holy.H3068H5927H776H4714H430H6918H6918 46"These are the instructions regarding land animals, birds, marine creatures, and animals that scurry along the ground.H8451H929H5775H2416H5315H7430H4325H5315H8317H776 47By these instructions you will know what is unclean and clean, and which animals may be eaten and which may not be eaten."H914H2931H2889H2416H398H2416H398


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