Leviticus 11:8

“Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they are vncleane to you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their flesh may not be used for food, and their dead bodies may not even be touched; they are unclean to you.
- Basic English Bible

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto you.
- Darby Bible

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
- Webster's Bible

Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.
- World English Bible

`Of their flesh ye do not eat, and against their carcase ye do not come -- unclean they [are] to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 11:8


11:8 Ye shall not touch - Not in order to eating, as may be gathered by comparing this with #Gen 3:3|. But since the fat and skins of some of the forbidden creatures were useful, for medicinal and other good purposes, and were used by good men, it is not probable that God would have them cast away. Thus God forbad the making of images, #Exo 20:4|, not universally, but in order to the worshipping them, as Christian interpreters agree.


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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