SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:43 Â¶ No ensuciéis vuestras almas con ningún reptil que anda arrastrándose, ni os contaminéis con ellos, ni seáis inmundos con ellos.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 43. Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth , etc.] With any creeping thing that flies in the air, excepting the four sorts of locusts, ( Leviticus 11:22) and with any creeping thing in the waters, ( Leviticus 11:10) or with anything that creeps on the land, by eating any of them; which being abominable for food, would make the eater of them so to God, he thereby breaking a command of his: neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them ; by touching and bearing them, as with dead beasts, so with dead flies and the like: that ye should be defiled thereby ; in a ceremonial sense.
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.
--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 אל 408 תשׁקצו 8262 את 853 נפשׁתיכם 5315 בכל 3605 השׁרץ 8318 השׁרץ 8317 ולא 3808 תטמאו 2930 בהם ונטמתם׃ 2933