Leviticus 11:38

“But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any water be put vpon the seed, and any part of their carkasse fall thereon, it shalbe vncleane vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if water be put upon the seed, and `aught' of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if water is put on the seed, and any part of the dead body gets on to it, it will be unclean to you.
- Basic English Bible

but if water have been put on the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.
- Darby Bible

But if any water shall be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcass shall fall on it, it shall be unclean to you.
- Webster's Bible

But if water is put on the seed, and part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.
- World English Bible

and when water is put on the seed, and [any] of its carcase hath fallen on it -- unclean it [is] to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But if water be put upon the seed, and aught of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:38


11:38 If any water - The reason of the difference is, because wet seed doth sooner receive, and longer retain any pollution and partly because such seed was not fit to be sown presently, and therefore that necessity which justified the use of the dry seed, could not be pretended in this case.


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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