Leviticus 11:6
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English Standard Version
And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you.

King James Bible
And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

American Standard Version
And the hare, because she cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is unclean unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The hare also: for that too cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof.

English Revised Version
And the hare, because she cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is unclean unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof: he is unclean to you.

Leviticus 11:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Aaron excused his sons, however, by saying, "Behold, this day have they offered their sin-offering and their burnt-offering, and this has happened to me," i.e., the calamity recorded in Leviticus 10:1. has befallen me (קרא equals קרה, as in Genesis 42:4); "and if I had eaten the sin-offering to-day, would it have been well-pleasing to Jehovah?" וגו ואכלתּי is a conditional clause, as in Genesis 33:13, cf. Ewald, 357. Moses rested satisfied with this answer. Aaron acknowledged that the flesh of the sin-offering ought to have been eaten by the priest in this instance (according to Leviticus 6:19), and simply adduced, as the reason why this had not been done, the calamity which had befallen his two eldest sons. And this might really be a sufficient reason, as regarded both himself and his remaining sons, why the eating of the sin-offering should be omitted. For the judgment in question was so solemn a warning, as to the sin which still adhered to them even after the presentation of their sin-offering, that they might properly feel "that they had not so strong and overpowering a holiness as was required for eating the general sin-offering" (M. Baumgarten). This is the correct view, though others find the reason in their grief at the death of their sons or brethren, which rendered it impossible to observe a joyous sacrificial meal. But this is not for a moment to be thought of, simply because the eating of the flesh of the sin-offering was not a joyous meal at all (see at Leviticus 6:19).

(Note: Upon this mistaken view of the excuse furnished by Aaron, Knobel has founded his assertion, that "this section did not emanate from the Elohist, because he could not have written in this way," an assertion which falls to the ground when the words are correctly explained.)

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Deuteronomy 14:7 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare...

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Leviticus 11:3
Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.

Leviticus 11:5
And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you.

Leviticus 11:7
And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.

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