Leviticus 11:2
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English Standard Version
“Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth.

King James Bible
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

American Standard Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the living things which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Say to the children of Israel: These are the animals which you are to eat of all the living things of the earth.

English Revised Version
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the living things which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

Leviticus 11:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the directions occasioned by this judgment of God, Moses reminded Aaron and his sons of the general laws concerning the consumption of the priests' portions of the sacrifices, and their relation to the existing circumstances: first of all (Leviticus 10:12, Leviticus 10:13), of the law relating to the eating of the meat-offering, which belonged to the priests after the azcarah had been lifted off (Leviticus 2:3; Leviticus 6:9-11), and then (Leviticus 10:14, Leviticus 10:15) of that relating to the wave-breast and heave-leg (Leviticus 7:32-34). By the minchah in Leviticus 10:12 we are to understand the meal and oil, which were offered with the burnt-offering of the nation (Leviticus 9:4 and Leviticus 9:7); and by the אשּׁים in Leviticus 10:12 and Leviticus 10:15, those portions of the burnt-offering, meat-offering, and peace-offering of the nation which were burned upon the altar (Leviticus 9:13, Leviticus 9:17, and Leviticus 9:20). He then looked for "the he-goat of the sin-offering," - i.e., the flesh of the goat which had been brought for a sin-offering (Leviticus 9:15), and which was to have been eaten by the priests in the holy place along with the sin-offerings, whose blood was not taken into the sanctuary (Leviticus 6:19, Leviticus 6:22); - "and, behold, it was burned" (שׂרף, 3 perf. Pual). Moses was angry at this, and reproved Eleazar and Ithamar, who had attended to the burning: "Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin-offering in a holy place?" he said; "for it is most holy, and He (Jehovah) hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for it before Jehovah," as its blood had not been brought into the holy place (הוּבא construed as a passive with an accusative, as in Genesis 4:18, etc.). "To bear the iniquity" does not signify here, as in Leviticus 5:1, to bear and atone for the sin in its consequences, but, as in Exodus 28:38, to take the sin of another upon one's self, for the purpose of cancelling it, to make expiation for it. As, according to Exodus 28:38, the high priest was to appear before the Lord with the diadem upon his forehead, as the symbol of the holiness of his office, to cancel, as the mediator of the nation and by virtue of his official holiness, the sin which adhered to the holy gifts of the nation (see the note on this passage), so here it is stated with regard to the official eating of the most holy flesh of the sin-offering, which had been enjoined upon the priests, that they were thereby to bear the sin of the congregation, to make atonement for it. This effect or signification could only be ascribed to the eating, by its being regarded as an incorporation of the victim laden with sin, whereby the priests actually took away the sin by virtue of the holiness and sanctifying power belonging to their office, and not merely declared it removed, as Oehler explains the words (Herzog's Cycl. x. p. 649). Exodus 28:38 is decisive in opposition to the declaratory view, which does not embrace the meaning of the words, and is not applicable to the passage at all. "Incorporabant quasi peccatum populique reatum in se recipiebant" (Deyling observv. ss. i. 45, 2).

(Note: C. a Lapide has given this correct interpretation of the passage: "ut scilicet cum hostiis populi pro peccato simul etiam populi peccata in vos quasi recipiatis, ut illa expietis." There is no foundation for the objection offered by Oehler, that the actual removal of guilt and the atonement itself were effected by the offering of the blood. For it by no means follows from Leviticus 17:11, that the blood, as the soul of the sacrificial animal, covered or expiated the soul of the sinner, and that the removal and extinction of the sin had already taken place with the covering of the soul before the holy God, which involved the forgiveness of the sin and the reception of the sinner to mercy.)

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Deuteronomy 14:3-8 You shall not eat any abominable thing...

Ezekiel 4:14 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul has not been polluted...

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank...

Matthew 15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

Mark 7:15-19 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him...

Acts 10:12,14 Wherein were all manner of four footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air...

Romans 14:2,3,14,15 For one believes that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eats herbs...

1 Timothy 4:4-6 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving...

Hebrews 9:10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats...

Cross References
Hebrews 9:10
but deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.

Leviticus 11:1
And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them,

Leviticus 11:3
Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.

Deuteronomy 14:3
"You shall not eat any abomination.

Deuteronomy 14:4
These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

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