New International Version
"'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be regarded as unclean by you.
King James Bible
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
Every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four shall be an abomination unto you.
World English Bible
"'All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you.
Young's Literal Translation
Every teeming creature which is flying, which is going on four -- an abomination it is to you.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All fowls that creep - Such as the bat, already mentioned, which has claws attached to its leathern wings, and which serve in place of feet to crawl by, the feet and legs not being distinct; but this may also include all the different kinds of insects, with the exceptions in the following verse.
Going upon all four - May signify no more than walking regularly or progressively, foot after foot as quadrupeds do; for it cannot be applied to insects literally, as they have in general six feet, many of them more, some reputed to have a hundred, hence called centipedes; and some a thousand, hence called millipedes; words which often signify no more than that such insects have a great number of feet.
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LibraryEleventh Day. The Holy one of Israel.
I am the Lord that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. I the Lord which make you holy, am holy.'--Lev. xi. 45, xxi. 8. 'I am the Lord Thy God, the Holy One of Israel, Thy Saviour. Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.'--Isa. xliii. 3, 14, 15. In the book of Exodus we found God making provision for the Holiness of His people. In the holy …
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Fifth Day. Holiness and Redemption.
"Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean."
the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.
There are, however, some flying insects that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground.
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