1 The Lord spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,
2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘aThese are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth.
4 ‘Nevertheless, ayou are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.
5 ‘Likewise, the 1shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;
6 the 1rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;
9 ‘aThese you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.
10 ‘aBut whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,
11 and they shall be 1abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.
12 ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is 1abhorrent to you.
17 and the little owl and the cormorant and the 1great owl,
18 and the white owl and the 1pelican and the carrion vulture,
20 ‘All the 1winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.
21 ‘Yet these you may eat among all the 1winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.
23 ‘But all other 1winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.
25 and awhoever picks up any of their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
29 ‘Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the 1great lizard in its kinds,
32 ‘Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article, or clothing, or a skin, or a sack—any article 1of which use is made—ait shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.
35 ‘Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a 1stove shall be smashed; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
36 ‘Nevertheless a spring or a cistern 1collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean.
40 ‘aHe too, who eats some of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
41 ‘aNow every swarming thing that swarms on the earth is detestable, not to be eaten.
42 ‘Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable.
47 ato make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
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