Leviticus 11:2

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shal eat among all the beasts that are on the earth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the living things which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say to the children of Israel: These are the living things which you may have for food among all the beasts on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the animals which ye shall eat of all the beasts which are on the earth.
- Darby Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the living things which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth.
- World English Bible

`Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, This [is] the beast which ye do eat out of all the beasts which [are] on the earth:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: These are the living things which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:2


11:2 These are the beasts - Though every creature of God be good and pure in itself, yet it pleased God to make a difference between clean and unclean, which he did in part before the flood, #Gen 7:2|, but more fully here for many reasons; as, To assert his own sovereignty over man, and all the creatures which men may not use but with God's leave. To keep up the wall of partition between the Jews and other nations, which was very necessary for many great and wise purposes. That by bridling their appetite in things in themselves lawful, and some of them very desirable, they might be better prepared and enabled to deny themselves in things simply and grossly sinful. For the preservation of their health, some of the creatures forbidden being, though used by the neighbouring nations, of unwholesome nourishment, especially to the Jews, who were very obnoxious to leprosies. To teach them to abhor that filthiness, and all those ill qualities for which some of these creatures are noted.


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