Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 11:2

“Speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shal eat among all the beasts that are on the earth:”

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Other Translations

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that [are] on the earth.
- King James Version

"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say to the children of Israel: These are the living things which you may have for food among all the beasts on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the animals which ye shall eat of all the beasts which are on the earth.
- Darby Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the living things which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth.
- World English Bible

`Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, This [is] the beast which ye do eat out of all the beasts which [are] on the earth:
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:2


11:2 These are the beasts - Though every creature of God be good and pure in itself, yet it pleased God to make a difference between clean and unclean, which he did in part before the flood, #Gen 7:2|, but more fully here for many reasons; as, To assert his own sovereignty over man, and all the creatures which men may not use but with God's leave. To keep up the wall of partition between the Jews and other nations, which was very necessary for many great and wise purposes. That by bridling their appetite in things in themselves lawful, and some of them very desirable, they might be better prepared and enabled to deny themselves in things simply and grossly sinful. For the preservation of their health, some of the creatures forbidden being, though used by the neighbouring nations, of unwholesome nourishment, especially to the Jews, who were very obnoxious to leprosies. To teach them to abhor that filthiness, and all those ill qualities for which some of these creatures are noted.


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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