Leviticus 11:29
New International Version
“’Of the animals that move along the ground, these are unclean for you: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

New Living Translation
“Of the small animals that scurry along the ground, these are unclean for you: the mole rat, the rat, large lizards of all kinds,

English Standard Version
“And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind,

Berean Study Bible
The following creatures that move along the ground are unclean for you: the mole, the mouse, any kind of great lizard,

King James Bible
These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,

New King James Version
‘These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind;

New American Standard Bible
‘Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,

NASB 1995
‘Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,

NASB 1977
‘Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,

Amplified Bible
‘These also are unclean to you among the swarming things that crawl around on the ground [and multiply profusely]: the mole, the mouse, and any kind of great lizard,

Christian Standard Bible
“These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you: weasels, mice, any kind of large lizard,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you: the weasel, the mouse, any kind of large lizard,

American Standard Version
And these are they which are unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these are defiled among every creeping thing that creeps on Earth: the weasel and the mouse and the lizard with its kinds,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these are unclean to you of reptiles upon the earth, the weasel, and the mouse, and the lizard,

Douay-Rheims Bible
These also shall be reckoned among unclean things, of all that move upon the earth, the weasel, and the mouse, and the crocodile, every one according to their kind:

International Standard Version
"These are unclean for you among the swarming creatures that crawl over the land: the rat, mouse, lizards of every kind,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And 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,

Literal Standard Version
And this [is] the unclean to you among the teeming things which are teeming on the earth: the weasel, and the muroid, and the tortoise [[or large lizard]] after its kind,

New American Bible
Of the creatures that swarm on the ground, the following are unclean for you: the rat, the mouse, the various kinds of lizards,

NET Bible
"'Now this is what is unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the land: the rat, the mouse, the large lizard of any kind,

New Revised Standard Version
These are unclean for you among the creatures that swarm upon the earth: the weasel, the mouse, the great lizard according to its kind,

New Heart English Bible
"'These are they which are unclean to you among the creatures that crawl on the earth: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

World English Bible
"'These are they which are unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

Young's Literal Translation
And this is to you the unclean among the teeming things which are teeming on the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
28and anyone who picks up a carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean until evening. They are unclean for you. 29The following creatures that move along the ground are unclean for you: the mole, the mouse, any kind of great lizard, 30the gecko, the monitor lizard, the common lizard, the skink, and the chameleon.…

Cross References
Genesis 1:20
And God said, "Let the waters teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky."

Leviticus 11:28
and anyone who picks up a carcass must wash his clothes, and he will be unclean until evening. They are unclean for you.

Leviticus 11:30
the gecko, the monitor lizard, the common lizard, the skink, and the chameleon.

Leviticus 11:41
Every creature that moves along the ground is detestable; it must not be eaten.


Treasury of Scripture

These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,

creeping things that creep

Leviticus 11:20,21,41,42
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you…

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psalm 17:13,14
Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: …











(29) These also shall be unclean.--Better, And these shall be the most unclean. As Leviticus 11:24-28 have been occupied with the discussion of the defilement caused by the carcases of unclean quadrupeds, which, as we have seen, belong to the first class of the animal kingdom, the Lawgiver now enumerates those "creeping things" of the fourth class, which likewise cause defilement by touching them. The eight animals here adduced (Leviticus 11:29-30) are therefore a continuation of the things that go on their belly, mentioned in Leviticus 11:20-23. They only differ in this respect, that in Leviticus 11:20-23 the creeping things have also wings, whilst those described here are creeping things without wings. In a stricter sense, however, Leviticus 11:29, &c, is a resumption of Leviticus 11:20. . . . Verses 29, 30. - The creeping things that creep upon the earth. This class contains things that go on their belly, but have not wings, like the previous class of creeping things (verses 20-23). By the words translated tortoise, ferret, chameleon, lizard, snail, mole, different varieties of the lizard are probably meant. The mouse is joined by Isaiah with "eating swine's flesh and the abomination" (Isaiah 66:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The following
וְזֶ֤ה (wə·zeh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

creatures
בַּשֶּׁ֖רֶץ (baš·še·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8318: A swarm, active mass of minute animals

that move
הַשֹּׁרֵ֣ץ (haš·šō·rêṣ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8317: To wriggle, swarm, abound

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

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

are unclean for you:
הַטָּמֵ֔א (haṭ·ṭā·mê)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2931: Unclean

the mole,
הַחֹ֥לֶד (ha·ḥō·leḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2467: A weasel

the mouse,
וְהָעַכְבָּ֖ר (wə·hā·‘aḵ·bār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5909: A mouse

any kind
לְמִינֵֽהוּ׃ (lə·mî·nê·hū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4327: A sort, species

of great lizard,
וְהַצָּ֥ב (wə·haṣ·ṣāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6632: A palanquin, canopy, a species of lizard


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