Leviticus 11:23
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New International Version
But all other flying insects that have four legs you are to regard as unclean.

New Living Translation
All other winged insects that walk along the ground are detestable to you.

English Standard Version
But all other winged insects that have four feet are detestable to you.

New American Standard Bible
'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.

King James Bible
But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All other winged insects that have four feet are to be detestable to you."

International Standard Version
But any other winged insect that has four legs is detestable for you

NET Bible
But any other winged swarming thing that has four legs is detestable to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every kind of winged insect that walks across the ground like a four-legged animal is disgusting to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But all other flying insects, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
But all other winged insects, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

American King James Version
But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination to you.

American Standard Version
But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But of dying things whatsoever hath four feet only, shall be an abomination to you:

Darby Bible Translation
But every winged crawling thing that hath four feet shall be an abomination unto you.

English Revised Version
But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But all other flying creeping animals, which have four feet, shall be an abomination to you.

World English Bible
But all winged creeping things which have four feet, are an abomination to you.

Young's Literal Translation
and every teeming thing which is flying, which hath four feet -- an abomination it is to you.
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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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Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But all other flying creeping things,.... Excepting the four sorts before mentioned, wherefore we rightly supply the word "other":

which have four feet; or more; the Vulgate Latin version adds, "only", but wrongly; for those that have more are unclean, and forbidden to be eaten, excepting those in the preceding verse; and most creeping things that fly have six feet, as the locusts themselves, reckoning their leaping legs into the number; though it may be observed, that those creatures that have six feet have but four equal ones, on which they walk or creep; and the two foremost, which are longer, are as hands to them to wipe their eyes with, and protect them from anything that may fall into them and hurt them; they not being able to see clearly because of the hardness of their eyes, as Aristotle (a) observes, and particularly it may be remarked of the fly, as it is by Lucian (b), that though it has six feet it only goes on four, using the other two foremost as hands; and therefore you may see it walking on four feet, with something eatable in its hands, lifting them up on high, just after the manner of men: now all such creatures that have four feet or more, excepting the above:

shall be an abomination unto you; abhorred as food, and abstained from.

(a) Ut supra. (Hist. Animal. l. 9. c. 6.) (b) De Musca.



Leviticus 11:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
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. 23'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you. 24'By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,…
Cross References
Acts 10:12
It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds.

Leviticus 11:22
Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper.

Leviticus 11:24
"'You will make yourselves unclean by these; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.

Leviticus 22:5
or if he touches any crawling thing that makes him unclean, or any person who makes him unclean, whatever the uncleanness may be.
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