Leviticus 11:6
New International Version
The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.

New Living Translation
The hare chews the cud but does not have split hooves, so it is unclean.

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

Berean Study Bible
The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.

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

New King James Version
the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

New American Standard Bible
The rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean to you.

NASB 1995
the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

NASB 1977
the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

Amplified Bible
And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you.

Christian Standard Bible
hares, though they chew the cud, do not have hooves—they are unclean for you;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the hare, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves--it is unclean for you;

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the hare that chews cud and its foot does not cleave is defiled to you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the hare, because it does not chew the cud, and does not divide the hoof, this is unclean to 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must never eat rabbits. (Rabbits are unclean because they chew their cud but do not have divided hoofs.)

International Standard Version
the hare (because it chews its cud, but its hooves aren't divided, it is to be unclean for you),

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the hare, because she cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is unclean unto you

Literal Standard Version
and the hare, though it is bringing up the cud, yet the hoof has not divided—it [is] unclean to you;

NET Bible
The hare is unclean to you because it chews the cud even though its hoof is not divided.

New Heart English Bible
The hare, because she chews the cud but doesn't part the hoof, she is unclean to you.

World English Bible
The hare, because she chews the cud but doesn't part the hoof, she is unclean to you.

Young's Literal Translation
and the hare, though it is bringing up the cud, yet the hoof hath not divided -- unclean it is to you;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
5The rock badger, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you. 6 The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you. 7And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.…

Cross References
Leviticus 11:3
You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.

Leviticus 11:5
The rock badger, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.

Leviticus 11:7
And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.


Treasury of Scripture

And the hare, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; he is unclean to you.

the hare

Deuteronomy 14:7
Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.









(6) And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but.--Better, though he cheweth the cud, yet. Other nations, too, shunned the flesh of hares. The Parsees considered the hare as the most unclean of all animals, and the ancient Britons abstained from eating it because of the loathsome disorders to which the hare is subject. Like the rabbit, or the hyrax, the hare has not the peculiar stomach of the true ruminant; but, like the rabbit, the hare, when sitting at rest, so moves its jaws that it appears to masticate. As the object of the legislator was to furnish the people with marks by which they were to distinguish the clean from the unclean animals, he necessarily adopted those which were in common vogue, and which alone were intelligible in those days.

Verse 6. - The hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof, There is little doubt that the same animal as our hare is meant. Neither the hare, however, nor the hyrax chews the cud in the strict sense of the words. But they have the appearance of doing so. The rule respecting chewing the cud was given to and by Moses as a legislator, not as an anatomist, to serve as a sign by which animals might be known to be clean for food. Phenomenal not scientific language is used here, as in Joshua 10:12, "as we might speak of whales and their congeners as fish, when there is no need of scientific accuracy" (Clark). "All these marks of distinction in the Levitical law are wisely and even necessarily made on the basis of popular observation and belief, not on that of anatomical exactness. Otherwise the people would have been continually liable to error. Scientifically, the camel would be said to divide the hoof, and the hare does not chew the cud. But laws for popular use must necessarily employ terms as they are popularly understood. These matters are often referred to as scientific errors; whereas they were simply descriptions, necessarily popular, for the understanding and enforcement of the law" (Gardiner).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The rabbit,
הָאַרְנֶ֗בֶת (hā·’ar·ne·ḇeṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 768: The hare

though
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it
הִ֔וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

chews
מַעֲלַ֤ת (ma·‘ă·laṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the cud,
גֵּרָה֙ (gê·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1625: The cud

does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

have a split
הִפְרִ֑יסָה (hip̄·rî·sāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6536: To break in pieces, to split, distribute

hoof;
וּפַרְסָ֖ה (ū·p̄ar·sāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6541: A claw, split hoof

it
הִ֖וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is unclean
טְמֵאָ֥ה (ṭə·mê·’āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2931: Unclean

for you.
לָכֶֽם׃ (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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