Leviticus 11:47
New International Version
You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.'"

New Living Translation
By these instructions you will know what is unclean and clean, and which animals may be eaten and which may not be eaten.”

English Standard Version
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

Berean Study Bible
You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between animals that may be eaten and those that may not.’ ”

King James Bible
To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

New King James Version
to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.

NASB 1995
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.

NASB 1977
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.

Amplified Bible
to make a distinction between the [ceremonially] unclean and the [ceremonially] clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.

Christian Standard Bible
in order to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the animals that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in order to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the animals that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten."

American Standard Version
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to distinguish between the defiled and the pure and between animals that are eaten and between animals that are not eaten.'"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to distinguish between the unclean and the clean; and between those that bring forth alive, such as should be eaten, and those that bring forth alive, such as should not be eaten.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you may know the differences of the clean, and unclean, and know what you ought to eat, and what to refuse.

English Revised Version
to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.

Good News Translation
You must be careful to distinguish between what is ritually clean and unclean, between animals that may be eaten and those that may not.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These instructions help you distinguish between clean and unclean, the animals you may eat and those you may not eat."

International Standard Version
You are to differentiate between the clean and unclean, between the living creature that can be eaten and the living creature that is not to be eaten."

JPS Tanakh 1917
to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.

Literal Standard Version
to make separation between the unclean and the pure, and between the beast that is eaten, and the beast that is not eaten.”

NET Bible
to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the living creatures that may be eaten and the living creatures that must not be eaten.'"

New Heart English Bible
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.'"

World English Bible
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.'"

Young's Literal Translation
to make separation between the unclean and the pure, and between the beast that is eaten, and the beast that is not eaten.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
46This is the law regarding animals, birds, all living creatures that move in the water, and all creatures that crawl along the ground. 47You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between animals that may be eaten and those that may not.’”

Cross References
Leviticus 10:10
You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between the clean and the unclean,

Leviticus 11:46
This is the law regarding animals, birds, all living creatures that move in the water, and all creatures that crawl along the ground.

Leviticus 12:1
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests do violence to My law and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they fail to distinguish between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them.

Ezekiel 44:23
They are to teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and show them how to discern between the clean and the unclean.

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's food or wine. So he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself.


Treasury of Scripture

To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

Leviticus 10:10
And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;

Ezekiel 44:23
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Malachi 3:18
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.









(47) To make a difference.--Better, that ye may put difference, as the Authorised Version renders the same word in Leviticus 10:10. That is, the design of the dietary law is to enable both the administrators of the law and the people to distinguish, by the characteristics and criteria specified above, between what is clean and unclean.

And between the beast that may be eaten.--From the fact that the same word, "beast," is used in both clauses with regard to the animal which may be eaten and the one which may not be eaten without the qualifying adjunct "clean" and "unclean," the administrators of the law during the second Temple concluded that the same clean animal is meant in both instances, under different conditions. The clean animal may be eaten when it is in a healthy state, but the same animal may not be eaten when it has organic defects, or is diseased. Hence they enacted the following canon: an animal is perfectly sound when it is capable of conceiving and bringing forth young. This is the reason why the LXX. renders the word beast here by viviparous.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You must distinguish
לְהַבְדִּ֕יל (lə·haḇ·dîl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 914: To be divided, separate

between
בֵּ֥ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the unclean
הַטָּמֵ֖א (haṭ·ṭā·mê)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2931: Unclean

and the clean,
הַטָּהֹ֑ר (haṭ·ṭā·hōr)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2889: Clean, pure

between
וּבֵ֣ין (ū·ḇên)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

animals
הַֽחַיָּה֙ (ha·ḥay·yāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

that may be eaten
הַֽנֶּאֱכֶ֔לֶת (han·ne·’ĕ·ḵe·leṯ)
Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

and those
הַֽחַיָּ֔ה (ha·ḥay·yāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

that
אֲשֶׁ֖ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

may not.”
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no


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