Leviticus 11:21
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New International Version
There are, however, some flying insects that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground.

New Living Translation
You may, however, eat winged insects that walk along the ground and have jointed legs so they can jump.

English Standard Version
Yet among the winged insects that go on all fours you may eat those that have jointed legs above their feet, with which to hop on the ground.

New American Standard Bible
Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.

King James Bible
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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground.

International Standard Version
However, you may eat winged creatures that crawl on four legs that extend over its head and by which it hops on the ground.

NET Bible
However, this you may eat from all the winged swarming things that walk on all fours, which have jointed legs to hop with on the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, you may eat winged insects that swarm if they use their legs to hop on the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet 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;

New American Standard 1977
‘Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet these may ye eat of every flying insect that goes upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap with them upon the earth;

King James 2000 Bible
Yet these may you eat of every winged insect that goes upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, to leap with upon the earth;

American King James Version
Yet these may you eat of every flying creeping thing that goes on all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap with on the earth;

American Standard Version
Yet these may ye eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But whatsoever walketh upon four feet, but hath the legs behind longer, wherewith it hoppeth upon the earth,

Darby Bible Translation
Yet these shall ye eat of every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four: those which have legs above their feet with which to leap upon the earth.

English Revised Version
Yet these may ye eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet these may ye eat, of every flying creeping animal that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap with upon the earth;

World English Bible
Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
'Only -- this ye do eat of any teeming thing which is flying, which is going on four, which hath legs above its feet, to move with them on the earth;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-47 What animals were clean and unclean. - These laws seem to have been intended, 1. As a test of the people's obedience, as Adam was forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge; and to teach them self-denial, and the government of their appetites. 2. To keep the Israelites distinct from other nations. Many also of these forbidden animals were objects of superstition and idolatry to the heathen. 3. The people were taught to make distinctions between the holy and unholy in their companions and intimate connexions. 4. The law forbad, not only the eating of the unclean beasts, but the touching of them. Those who would be kept from any sin, must be careful to avoid all temptations to it, or coming near it. The exceptions are very minute, and all were designed to call forth constant care and exactness in their obedience; and to teach us to obey. Whilst we enjoy our Christian liberty, and are free from such burdensome observances, we must be careful not to abuse our liberty. For the Lord hath redeemed and called his people, that they may be holy, even as he is holy. We must come out, and be separate from the world; we must leave the company of the ungodly, and all needless connexions with those who are dead in sin; we must be zealous of good works devoted followers of God, and companions of his people.
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Study Bible
Clean and Unclean Animals
20All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you. 21Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth. 22'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.…
Cross References
Acts 10:12
It contained all kinds of four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, as well as birds of the air.

Leviticus 11:20
All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

Leviticus 11:22
'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.
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