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.

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

New King James Version
Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.

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

NASB 1995
'You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

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

Amplified Bible
You shall not eat their meat nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You will not eat from their flesh and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are defiled to 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.

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

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never eat the meat of these animals or touch their dead bodies. 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."

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

Literal Standard Version
You do not eat of their flesh, and you do not come against their carcass—they [are] unclean to 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
7And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. 8 You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you. 9Of all the creatures that live in the water, whether in the seas or in the streams, you may eat anything with fins and scales.…

Cross References
Leviticus 5:2
Or if a person touches anything unclean--whether the carcass of any 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 completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.

Leviticus 11:9
Of all the creatures that live in the water, whether in the seas or in the streams, you may eat anything with 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

or touch
תִגָּ֑עוּ (ṯig·gā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 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 5038: A flabby thing, a carcase, carrion, an idol

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

are unclean for you.
טְמֵאִ֥ים (ṭə·mê·’îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2931: Unclean


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