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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Leviticus 11:23


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    King James Bible - Leviticus 11:23

    But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

    World English Bible

    But all winged creeping things which have four
    feet, are an abomination to you.

    Douay-Rheims - Leviticus 11:23

    But of dying things whatsoever hath four
    feet only, shall be an abomination to you:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But all other
    flying creeping animals, which have four feet, shall be an abomination to you.

    Original Hebrew

    וכל
    3605 שׁרץ 8318 העוף 5775 אשׁר 834 לו  ארבע 702  רגלים 7272  שׁקץ 8263  הוא׃ 1931

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    VERSE (23) -
    :23

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:23

    Todo otro insecto alado que tenga cuatro patas , tendréis en abominación.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 23. But all [other]
    flying creeping things , etc.] Excepting the four sorts before mentioned, wherefore we rightly supply the word “other”: which have four feet ; or more; the Vulgate Latin version adds, “only”, but wrongly; for those that have more are unclean, and forbidden to be eaten, excepting those in the preceding verse; and most creeping things that fly have six feet, as the locusts themselves, reckoning their leaping legs into the number; though it may be observed, that those creatures that have six feet have but four equal ones, on which they walk or creep; and the two foremost, which are longer, are as hands to them to wipe their eyes with, and protect them from anything that may fall into them and hurt them; they not being able to see clearly because of the hardness of their eyes, as Aristotle observes, and particularly it may be remarked of the fly, as it is by Lucian f360 , that though it has six feet it only goes on four, using the other two foremost as hands; and therefore you may see it walking on four feet, with something eatable in its hands, lifting them up on high, just after the manner of men: now all such creatures that have four feet or more, excepting the above, [shall be] an abomination unto you ; abhorred as food, and abstained from.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    What
    animals were clean and unclean.

    --These laws seem to have been intended, 1. As a test of the people' obedience, as Adam was forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge; an to teach them self-denial, and the government of their appetites. 2. To keep the Israelites distinct from other nations. Many also of thes 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 la 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 avoi all temptations to it, or coming near it. The exceptions are very minute, and all were designed to call forth constant care and exactnes in their obedience; and to teach us to obey. Whilst we enjoy ou Christian liberty, and are free from such burdensome observances, we must be careful not to abuse our liberty. For the Lord hath redeeme 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 ar dead in sin; we must be zealous of good works devoted followers of God and companions of his people.

    Ceremonial purification.

    --After the laws concerning clean and unclean food, come the law concerning clean and unclean persons. Man imparts his depraved natur to his offspring, so that, excepting as the atonement of Christ and the sanctification of the Spirit prevent, the original blessing, "Increas and multiply," Ge 1:28, is become to the fallen race a direful curse and communicates sin and misery. Let those women who have receive mercy from God in child-bearing, with all thankfulness own God' goodness to them; and this shall please the Lord better tha sacrifices __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    וכל 3605 שׁרץ 8318 העוף 5775 אשׁר 834 לו  ארבע 702  רגלים 7272  שׁקץ 8263  הוא׃ 1931


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