Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 11:11

“They shalbe euen an abomination vnto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall haue their carcases in abomination.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
- King James Version

and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they shall be an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in abomination.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They may not be used for food, and their dead bodies are disgusting to you.
- Basic English Bible

They shall be even an abomination unto you: of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase ye shall have in abomination.
- Darby Bible

They shall be even an abomination to you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination.
- Webster's Bible

and you detest them. You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses.
- World English Bible

yea, an abomination they are to you; of their flesh ye do not eat, and their carcase ye abominate.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and they shall be a detestable thing unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in detestation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:11


11:11 Unto you - This clause is added to shew that they were neither abominable in their own nature, nor for the food of other nations; and consequently when the partition - wall between Jews and Gentiles was taken away, these distinctions of meat were to cease.


Discussion for Leviticus 11

  • Mickey
    I would like complete verification on God's word. I have grown up in a Christian environment. I have heard some religions hold the cow is sacred. Strangely enough have never heard any not eat pork. Holy to eat beef, chicken, turkey, and fish? Unholy to eat pork, crab, shrimp, lobster, and other shell fish as it does not have gone let Laviticus?
  • Unknown
    I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
  • Bruce
    He is a Jew, which is One Inwardly; and Circumcision is that of The Heart, in The Spirit, and not in The Letter; Whose Praise is not of men, But of God. Romans 2:29
  • Crystal
    It’s my belief that all of the KJV Bible is good and should be read in order, in prayer. These commands were given before Jesus came and said, it is not what goes into the mouth that defileth the man, but that which proceeds from...not exact quote but from memory of The Word, carried in my heart. Of course this book is good counsel still today, as it would be unhealthy to eat bats, crows, etc.
  • BSP
    Verse 44~Jehovah God commanded the people to be holy because he was holy. This meant that they had to adhere to God's standards.
  • A disciple
    Carol; I like what you wrote, and think that is a good interpretation. May I add, that the parted hoof represents being in the world but not of the world; and chewing the cud, living according to the Word. If we are walking a separate and sanctified life, but not according to the Scriptures; it is unclean. So too if we feed on the Word but don't live according to it! We have to be complete in God.

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