1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 11:16

“And the Owle, and the nighthauke, & the Cuckow, and the Hawke after his kinde,”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
- King James Version

and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the seamew, and the hawk after its kind,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the ostrich and the night-hawk and the sea-hawk, and birds of that sort;
- Basic English Bible

and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind;
- Darby Bible

And the owl, and the night-hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
- Webster's Bible

the horned owl, the screech owl, and the gull, any kind of hawk,
- World English Bible

and the owl, and the night-hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after its kind,
- Youngs Literal Bible

and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the sea-mew, and the hawk after its kinds;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Leviticus 11

  • 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.
  • Carol Dold
    I believe the animals with the DIVIDED hoof - parted hoof are symbolic of Christ. Christ is the Word (John 1:1). We are to rightly DIVIDE the WORD as outlined in I Timothy 2:15. Just as a lamb is symbolic of Christ (John 1:29: ....Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world), a calf or ox is symbolic of Christ, a beast of burden that carried weight - Isaiah 53:4 bearing our sins

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