Clean and Unclean Food
11:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron,
saying unto them,
11:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are
the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are
on the earth.
11:3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and
cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
11:4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew
the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel,
because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is
unclean unto you.
11:5 And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but
divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
11:6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth
not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be
cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to
11:8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass
shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
11:9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters:
whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas,
and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
11:10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas,
and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of
any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an
abomination unto you:
11:11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall
not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in
11:12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters,
that shall be an abomination unto you.
11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination
among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an
abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
11:14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
11:15 Every raven after his kind;
11:16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and
the hawk after his kind,
11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great
11:18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,
11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the
lapwing, and the bat.
11:20 All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be
an abomination unto you.
11:21 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing
that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet,
to leap withal upon the earth;
11:22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his
kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle
after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
11:23 But all other flying creeping things, which have four
feet, shall be an abomination unto you.
11:24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth
the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even.
11:25 And whosoever beareth ought of the carcass of them
shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
11:26 The carcasses of every beast which divideth the hoof,
and is not cloven-footed, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean
unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.
11:27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner
of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you:
whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean until the
11:28 And he that beareth the carcass of them shall wash
his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean
11:29 These also shall be unclean unto you among the
creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and
the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
11:30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard,
and the snail, and the mole.
11:31 These are unclean to you among all that creep:
whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be
unclean until the even.
11:32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead,
doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of
wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be,
wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it
shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.
11:33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them
falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall
11:34 Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such
water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be
drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.
11:35 And every thing whereupon any part of their carcass
falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for
pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean and
shall be unclean unto you.
11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is
plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth
their carcass shall be unclean.
11:37 And if any part of their carcass fall upon any sowing
seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.
11:38 But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part
of their carcass fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.
11:39 And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that
toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean until the
11:40 And he that eateth of the carcass of it shall wash
his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that
beareth the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be
unclean until the even.
11:41 And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth
shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.
11:42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth
upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all
creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not
eat; for they are an abomination.
11:43 Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any
creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make
yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled
11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore
sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy:
neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
11:45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the
land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy,
for I am holy.
11:46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and
of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of
every creature that creepeth upon the earth:
11:47 To make a difference between the unclean and the
clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast
that may not be eaten.