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LEVITICUS

4Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that only chew the cud, or of them that only part the hoof: the camel, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. 5And the rock-badger, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. 6And the hare, because she cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is unclean unto you 7And the swine, because he parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you. 8Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.

9These may 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 may ye eat. 10And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that swarm in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are a detestable thing unto you, 11and they shall be a detestable thing unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in detestation. 12Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that is a detestable thing unto you.

13And these ye shall have in detestation among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are a detestable thing: the great vulture, and the bearded vulture, and the ospray; 14and the kite, and the falcon after its kinds; 15every raven after its kinds; 16and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the sea-mew, and the hawk after its kinds; 17and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl; 18and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the carrion-vulture; 19and the stork, and the heron after its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

20All winged swarming things that go upon all fours are a detestable thing unto you. 21Yet these may ye eat of all winged swarming things that go upon all fours, which have jointed legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth; 22even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kinds, and the bald locust after its kinds, and the cricket after its kinds, and the grasshopper after its kinds. 23But all winged swarming things, which have four feet, are a detestable thing unto you.

24And by these ye shall become unclean; whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even. 25And whosoever beareth aught of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. 26Every beast which parteth the hoof, but is not cloven-footed, nor cheweth the cud, is unclean unto you; every one that to toucheth them shall be unclean. 27And whatsoever goeth upon its paws, among all beasts that go on all fours, they are unclean unto you; whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean until the even. 28And he that beareth the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even; they are unclean unto you.

29And these are they which are unclean unto you among the swarming things that swarm upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kinds, 30and the gecko, and the land-crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand-lizard, and the chameleon. 31These are they which are unclean to you among all that swarm; whosoever doth touch them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the even. 32And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean;

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