Leviticus 11:20

“All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All foules that creepe, going vpon all foure, shalbe an abomination vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'All the winged insects that walk on {all} fours are detestable to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All winged creeping things that go upon all fours are an abomination unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every winged four-footed thing which goes on the earth is disgusting to you;
- Basic English Bible

Every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four shall be an abomination unto you.
- Darby Bible

All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination to you.
- Webster's Bible

'All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you.
- World English Bible

`Every teeming creature which is flying, which is going on four -- an abomination it [is] to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

All winged swarming things that go upon all fours are a detestable thing unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:20


11:20 All fowls - Flying things that crawl or creep upon the earth, and so degenerate from their proper nature, and are of a mongrel kind, which may intimate that apostates and mongrels in religion are abominable in the sight of God. Upon all four - Upon four legs, or upon more than four, which is all one to the present purpose.


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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