Leviticus 11:3

“Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whatsoever parteth the hoofe, and is clouen footed, & cheweth cud among the beasts, that shall ye eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, {and} chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, `and' cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that may ye eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may have as food any beast which has a division in the horn of its foot, and whose food comes back into its mouth to be crushed again.
- Basic English Bible

Whatever hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts -- that shall ye eat.
- Darby Bible

Whatever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
- Webster's Bible

Whatever parts the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and chews the cud among the animals, that you may eat.
- World English Bible

any dividing a hoof, and cleaving the cleft of the hoofs, bringing up the cud, among the beasts, it ye do eat.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is wholly cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that may ye eat.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:3


11:3 Cloven - footed - That is, divided into two parts only: This clause is added to explain and limit the former, as appears from #Lev 11:26|, for the feet of dogs, cats &c. are parted or cloven into many parts. And cheweth the cud - Heb. and bringeth up the cud, that is, the meat once chewed, out of the stomach in the mouth again, that it may be chewed a second time for better concoction. And this branch is to be joined with the former, both properties being necessary for the allowed beasts. But the reason hereof must be resolved into the will of the law - giver; though interpreters guess that God would hereby signify their duties, by the first, that of discerning between good and evil; and by the latter, that duty of recalling God's word to our minds and meditating upon it.


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