Leviticus 11:5

“And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the conie, because he cheweth the cud, but diuideth not the hoofe, he is vncleane vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the coney, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the rock-badger, for the same reason, is unclean to you.
- Basic English Bible

and the rock-badger, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs -- it shall be unclean unto you;
- Darby Bible

And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean to you.
- Webster's Bible

The coney, because he chews the cud but doesn't have a parted hoof, he is unclean to you.
- World English Bible

and the rabbit, though it is bringing up the cud, yet the hoof it divideth not -- unclean it [is] to you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the rock-badger, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:5


11:5 As for the names of the following creatures, seeing the Jews themselves are uncertain and divided about them, it seems improper to trouble the unlearned readers with disputes about them.


Discussion for Leviticus 11

  • 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.
  • Robert
    Interesting about the raven what a special bird?
  • Nathaniel for verse 1
    There are things forbiden those that are allow

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