Clean and Unclean Land Creatures
11:1 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, 11:2 “Tell the Israelites: ‘This is the kind of creature you may eat from among all the animals1 that are on the land. 11:3 You may eat any among the animals that has a divided hoof (the hooves are completely split in two2) and that also chews the cud.3 11:4 However, you must not eat these4 from among those that chew the cud and have divided hooves: The camel is unclean to you5 because it chews the cud6 even though its hoof is not divided.7 11:5 The rock badger8 is unclean to you because it chews the cud even though its hoof is not divided. 11:6 The hare is unclean to you because it chews the cud even though its hoof is not divided. 11:7 The pig is unclean to you because its hoof is divided (the hoof is completely split in two9), even though it does not chew the cud.10 11:8 You must not eat from their meat and you must not touch their carcasses;11 they are unclean to you.
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