Leviticus 11:21
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.

Berean Study Bible
However, you may eat the following kinds of flying insects that walk on all fours: those having jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground.

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;

New King James Version
Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth.

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

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
yet of all winged insects that walk on all fours you may eat those which have legs above their feet with which to leap on the ground.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And eat these things from every offspring of insects that walks on four that has legs over its feet, that scratches with them in the earth;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But these ye shall eat of the creeping winged animals, which go upon four feet, which have legs above their feet, to leap with on the earth.

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

Good News Translation
except those that hop.

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

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;

Literal Standard Version
Only, this you eat of any teeming thing which is flying, which is going on four, which has legs above its feet, to move with them on the earth;

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.

New Heart English Bible
Yet you may eat these: of all winged crawling creatures that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
20All flying insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you. 21However, you may eat the following kinds of flying insects that walk on all fours: those having jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground. 22Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket, or grasshopper.…

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 flying insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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;

no references listed for this verse.









(21) Of every flying creeping thing.--Rather, of all winged creeping things. Having laid down the general rule that those creatures which creep along upon their feet in the manner of quadrupeds, and which have also wings, must not be eaten, the Lawgiver now mentions those which form an exception.

Which have legs above their feet.--Better, which have knees above their hinder legs, that is, those which have the third or hindmost pair of legs much longer and stronger than ordinary insects. Those insects, therefore, in whose hindermost legs the second joint is much larger and stronger, whereby they are enabled to leap or raise themselves up with great force and leap a great distance upon the earth, are excepted. These are the locusts. The canonical law which obtained during the second Temple defines more minutely the characteristics of clean locusts. A clean locust we are told has (1) four front feet, (2) four wings, (3) two springing feet, and (4) the wings so long and broad that they cover the greater portion of the back body of the insect. If it possesses these four characteristics it is clean, whether it is with a tail or without it, and whether it has an oblong or round head.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
However,
אַ֤ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

you may eat
תֹּֽאכְל֔וּ (tō·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

the following
זֶה֙ (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

kinds of
מִכֹּל֙ (mik·kōl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

winged
הָע֔וֹף (hā·‘ō·wp̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5775: Flying creatures

creatures
שֶׁ֣רֶץ (še·reṣ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8318: A swarm, active mass of minute animals

that walk
הַהֹלֵ֖ךְ (ha·hō·lêḵ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all fours:
אַרְבַּ֑ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 702: Four

those having jointed legs
כְרָעַ֙יִם֙ (ḵə·rā·‘a·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 3767: The leg, of men, locusts

above
מִמַּ֣עַל (mim·ma·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

their feet
לְרַגְלָ֔יו (lə·raḡ·lāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

for hopping
לְנַתֵּ֥ר (lə·nat·têr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5425: To jump, be violently agitated, to terrify, shake off, untie

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ground—
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


Jump to Previous
Animal Creatures Creeping Earth Eat Feet Flying Four Four-Footed Fours Ground Hopping However Insects Legs Move Swarming Teeming Wherewith Winged Withal
Jump to Next
Animal Creatures Creeping Earth Eat Feet Flying Four Four-Footed Fours Ground Hopping However Insects Legs Move Swarming Teeming Wherewith Winged Withal
Links
Leviticus 11:21 NIV
Leviticus 11:21 NLT
Leviticus 11:21 ESV
Leviticus 11:21 NASB
Leviticus 11:21 KJV

Leviticus 11:21 BibleApps.com
Leviticus 11:21 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 11:21 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 11:21 French Bible
Leviticus 11:21 Clyx Quotations

OT Law: Leviticus 11:21 Yet you may eat these: of all (Le Lv Lev.)
Leviticus 11:20
Top of Page
Top of Page