New Living Translation
You may not eat the meat of these animals or even touch their carcasses. They are ceremonially 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:8 Ye shall not touch - Not in order to eating, as may be gathered by comparing this with Gen 3:3. But since the fat and skins of some of the forbidden creatures were useful, for medicinal and other good purposes, and were used by good men, it is not probable that God would have them cast away. Thus God forbad the making of images, Exo 20:4, not universally, but in order to the worshipping them, as Christian interpreters agree.
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"Or suppose you unknowingly touch something that is ceremonially unclean, such as the carcass of an unclean animal. When you realize what you have done, you must admit your defilement and your guilt. This is true whether it is a wild animal, a domestic animal, or an animal that scurries along the ground.
The pig has evenly split hooves but does not chew the cud, so it is unclean.
"Of all the marine animals, these are ones you may use for food. You may eat anything from the water if it has both fins and scales, whether taken from salt water or from streams.
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