1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 11:20

“All foules that creepe, going vpon all foure, shalbe an abomination vnto you.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

All fowls that creep, going upon [all] four, [shall be] an abomination unto you.
- King James Version

'All the winged insects that walk on {all} fours are detestable to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All winged creeping things that go upon all fours are an abomination unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every winged four-footed thing which goes on the earth is disgusting to you;
- Basic English Bible

Every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four shall be an abomination unto you.
- Darby Bible

All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination to you.
- Webster's Bible

'All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you.
- World English Bible

`Every teeming creature which is flying, which is going on four -- an abomination it [is] to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

All winged swarming things that go upon all fours are a detestable thing unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:20

11:20 All fowls - Flying things that crawl or creep upon the earth, and so degenerate from their proper nature, and are of a mongrel kind, which may intimate that apostates and mongrels in religion are abominable in the sight of God. Upon all four - Upon four legs, or upon more than four, which is all one to the present purpose.

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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