Leviticus

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Leviticus 11:8

“Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they are vncleane to you.”

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Other Translations

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] unclean to you.
- King James Version

'You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their flesh may not be used for food, and their dead bodies may not even be touched; they are unclean to you.
- Basic English Bible

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto you.
- Darby Bible

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
- Webster's Bible

Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.
- World English Bible

`Of their flesh ye do not eat, and against their carcase ye do not come -- unclean they [are] to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:8


11:8 Ye shall not touch - Not in order to eating, as may be gathered by comparing this with #Gen 3:3|. But since the fat and skins of some of the forbidden creatures were useful, for medicinal and other good purposes, and were used by good men, it is not probable that God would have them cast away. Thus God forbad the making of images, #Exo 20:4|, not universally, but in order to the worshipping them, as Christian interpreters agree.


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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