Leviticus 11:11

“They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They shalbe euen an abomination vnto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall haue their carcases in abomination.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they shall be an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in abomination.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They may not be used for food, and their dead bodies are disgusting to you.
- Basic English Bible

They shall be even an abomination unto you: of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase ye shall have in abomination.
- Darby Bible

They shall be even an abomination to you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination.
- Webster's Bible

and you detest them. You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses.
- World English Bible

yea, an abomination they are to you; of their flesh ye do not eat, and their carcase ye abominate.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and they shall be a detestable thing unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in detestation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:11


11:11 Unto you - This clause is added to shew that they were neither abominable in their own nature, nor for the food of other nations; and consequently when the partition - wall between Jews and Gentiles was taken away, these distinctions of meat were to cease.


Discussion for Leviticus 11

  • Phil
    V 2 Speak unto the children of Israel. are you of the people of Israel?
  • Giovanni Ortiz
    Psalms 89, 34: My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
  • Rochana Rolfe
    For those who obey the dietary laws. Guess what? You are keeping God's commandments. John 14:15, "If you love Me, keep my commandments." Wasn't God telling Moses and Aaron to tell the children of Israel what foods to eat and not to eat. If God is speaking, then how has these commandments suddenly change in 2017. Isn't God the same yesterday, today, and forever. This is not rocket science, people!
  • Alex
    Except the ceremonial laws that were pointing to Jesus (col 2:14-17), counsels on clean/unclean foods in Lev 11 are still binding. God will not alter anything that proceeds out of His lips (Psalms 89:34, Heb 13:8).
  • Motdaugrnds
    This chapter is difficult for me to understand. As I read it, I think much of what is sold in the grocery stores and at farmers ' markets is unclean, i.e. rabbit, pig, chicken, shrimp are a few. Amy I wrong about the chicken? Verse 21...Do chickens have feet above their feet?
  • Bertha Marsh for verse 3
    I think that the reason that we have so many illnesses is that we do not eat what then LORD say ' that we should.

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