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 split hoof; it is unclean for you.

New American Standard Bible
the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it 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.

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;

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the hare because it chews the cud, but divides not the hoof: it is unclean unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
And the hare, because it chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; it is unclean unto you.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
and the hare, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs -- it shall be unclean unto you;

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.

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;
Study Bible
Clean and Unclean Animals
5The rock badger, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you. 6The rabbit, though it chews the cud, does not have a split hoof; it is unclean for you. 7And the pig, though it has a split hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.…
Cross References
Leviticus 11:3
any animal with split hooves and that chews the cud.

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

Leviticus 11:7
And the pig, though it has a split hoof, 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

for you.
לָכֶֽם׃ (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(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). 11:1-47 What animals were clean and unclean. - These laws seem to have been intended, 1. As a test of the people's obedience, as Adam was forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge; and to teach them self-denial, and the government of their appetites. 2. To keep the Israelites distinct from other nations. Many also of these forbidden animals were objects of superstition and idolatry to the heathen. 3. The people were taught to make distinctions between the holy and unholy in their companions and intimate connexions. 4. The law forbad, not only the eating of the unclean beasts, but the touching of them. Those who would be kept from any sin, must be careful to avoid all temptations to it, or coming near it. The exceptions are very minute, and all were designed to call forth constant care and exactness in their obedience; and to teach us to obey. Whilst we enjoy our Christian liberty, and are free from such burdensome observances, we must be careful not to abuse our liberty. For the Lord hath redeemed and called his people, that they may be holy, even as he is holy. We must come out, and be separate from the world; we must leave the company of the ungodly, and all needless connexions with those who are dead in sin; we must be zealous of good works devoted followers of God, and companions of his people.
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