Deuteronomy 14:7

“Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse these yee shall not eate, of them that chew the cud, or of them that diuide the clouen hoofe, as the camel, and the hare, and the cony: for they chew the cudde, but diuide not the hoofe, therefore they are vncleane vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in two: the camel and the rabbit and the shaphan, for though they chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the coney; because they chew the cud but part not the hoof, they are unclean unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But even among these, there are some which may not be used for food: such as the camel, the hare, and the coney, which are unclean to you, because, though their food comes back, the horn of their feet is not parted in two.
- Basic English Bible

Only these ye shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with hoofs cloven and split open: the camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger; for they chew the cud, but have not cloven hoofs -- they shall be unclean unto you;
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean to you.
- Webster's Bible

Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of those who have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit; because they chew the cud but don't part the hoof, they are unclean to you.
- World English Bible

`Only, this ye do not eat, of those bringing up the cud, and of those dividing the cloven hoof: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit, for they are bringing up the cud but the hoof have not divided; unclean they [are] to you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that only chew the cud, or of them that only have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger, because they chew the cud but part not the hoof, they are unclean unto you;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Deuteronomy 14

  • BSP
    Verse 1: Jehovah God expected the Israelites to have respect for themselves and the bodies that he gave them.
  • A disciple
    "...the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied..." Here is a concept! What if the Disciples in the beginning were actually RIGHT ON with making sure everyone was equally provided for? Instead of the "superior" Church leadership and their entourage only?
  • Bruce
    Kalu: We are free from the Old Testament law by The Blood of The Lamb. We just bring our Tithes into His House to support The Ministry.Most Tithe 10% If one Tithe more or less that's OK, just according to his heart. Just don't grumble about what you give. 2Corinthians 9:7
  • A disciple
    CHIBUTUTU KALU; Remember how the Lord Jesus watched the people giving in the Temple? He saw many rich giving much; but the poor widow who gave about 1/4 cent, gave more than all, because it was all her livelihood. To whom we give is also important: and I personally think that kindness and support of those who can't help themselves is much better than giving to a "well off" Pastor and his family.
  • Irene123
    To C. Kalu - you need to read Malachi 3:10-12. If we will be faithful in our tithing AND freewill offering, God WILL bless us; I give 10 per cent every week and He's never failed to bless me. It's not always in money, it's also answered prayer for healing or for salvation of others, or a car or repairs to something or whatever HE sees the need for.
  • Irene123
    To C. Kalu - To tithe all the increase of the 'field' is simply saying we tithe (10 per cent) of the gross amt. we earn, not the 'net' - the net is AFTER the taxes are taken out; we pay tithe on the gross BEFORE taxes are taken out.

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