Leviticus 11:8
New International Version
You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.

New Living Translation
You may not eat the meat of these animals or even touch their carcasses. They are ceremonially unclean for you.

English Standard Version
You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

Berean Study Bible
You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

King James Bible
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses--they are unclean for you.

Good News Translation
Do not eat these animals or even touch their dead bodies; they are unclean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses--they are unclean for you."

International Standard Version
You are not to eat their flesh or even touch their carcasses. They are to be unclean for you."

NET Bible
You must not eat from their meat and you must not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

New Heart English Bible
Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never eat the meat of these animals or touch their dead bodies. They are unclean for you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcase you shall not touch: they are unclean to you.

King James 2000 Bible
Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcass shall you not touch; they are unclean to you.

American King James Version
Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcass shall you not touch; they are unclean to you.

American Standard Version
Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not eat of their flesh, and ye shall not touch their carcases; these are unclean to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The flesh of these you shall not eat, nor shall you touch their carcasses, because they are unclean to you.

Darby Bible Translation
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto you.

English Revised Version
Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcases ye shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

World English Bible
Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Of their flesh ye do not eat, and against their carcase ye do not come -- unclean they are to you.
Study Bible
Clean and Unclean Animals
7And the pig, though it has a split hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. 8You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you. 9Of all the creatures that live in the water, whether salt water or fresh water, you may eat any that have fins and scales.…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:2
Or if a person touches anything unclean--whether the carcass of an unclean wild animal or livestock or crawling creature--even if he is unaware of it, he is unclean and guilty.

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

Leviticus 11:9
Of all the creatures that live in the water, whether salt water or fresh water, you may eat any that have fins and scales.

Treasury of Scripture

Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcass shall you not touch; they are unclean to you.

they are unclean

Leviticus 5:2
Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.

Isaiah 52:11
Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.

Hosea 9:3
They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.







Lexicon
You must not eat
תֹאכֵ֔לוּ (ṯō·ḵê·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

their meat
מִבְּשָׂרָם֙ (mib·bə·śā·rām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

or touch
תִגָּ֑עוּ (ṯig·gā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

their carcasses;
וּבְנִבְלָתָ֖ם (ū·ḇə·niḇ·lā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5038: A flabby thing, a carcase, carrion, an idol

they
הֵ֖ם (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

are unclean for you.
טְמֵאִ֥ים (ṭə·mê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2931: Unclean
(8) Of their flesh ye shall not eat.--During the second Temple the prohibition was defined to extend to the smallest quantity. If any one ate a piece of flesh less even than the size of an olive he was chastised with stripes.

And their carcase shall ye not touch.--As contact with a human dead body, which was regarded as the most defiling of all, was only forbidden to the priests (see Leviticus 21:1-3), hence the prohibition here addressed to the whole nation was interpreted during the second Temple to apply simply to the occasions when the Israelites came to Jerusalem on the pilgrimage festivals. Contact with a carcase of an unclean animal on these visits precluded the worshipper from entering the sanctuary, from touching sacred things, and from partaking of the sacrificial meats.

Verse 8. - Of their carcass shall ye not touch. This prohibition is founded upon the same feeling of disgust as the prohibition of eating their flesh. Whatever is foal must be avoided. 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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