Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 11:47

“To make a difference betweene the vncleane and the cleane, & betweene the beast that may be eaten, and the beast that may not be eaten.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
- King James Version

to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Marking out the unclean from the clean, and the living thing which may be used for food from that which may not.
- Basic English Bible

to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that is to be eaten and the beast that is not to be eaten.
- Darby Bible

To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
- Webster's Bible

to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.'"
- World English Bible

to make separation between the unclean and the pure, and between the beast that is eaten, and the beast that is not eaten.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.
- 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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