Leviticus 11:17
New International Version
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

New Living Translation
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

English Standard Version
the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl,

Berean Standard Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

King James Bible
And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

New King James Version
the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl;

New American Standard Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, and the great owl,

NASB 1995
and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

NASB 1977
and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Amplified Bible
the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Christian Standard Bible
little owls, cormorants, long-eared owls,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

American Standard Version
and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the owl and the pelican and the beeeater,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and the night-raven and the cormorant and the stork,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The screech owl, and the cormorant, and the ibis,

International Standard Version
owls, cormorants, the ibis,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl;

Literal Standard Version
and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

New American Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, the screech owl,

NET Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, the screech owl,

New Revised Standard Version
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

New Heart English Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

World English Bible
the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Young's Literal Translation
and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Clean and Unclean Animals
16the ostrich, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,…

Cross References
Leviticus 11:16
the ostrich, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk,

Leviticus 11:18
the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Deuteronomy 14:17
the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant,


Treasury of Scripture

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

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(17) And the little owl.--With the exception of the parallel passage, Deuteronomy 14:16, this bird only occurs once more, in Psalm 102:6, where it is properly rendered in the Authorised Version by "owl," omitting the word "little," and is described as inhabiting deserted ruins. It not only feeds upon insects and molluscs, hares, rabbits, ducks, geese, and birds of prey, but devours mice and rats, which are especially detested by the Jews. Its flesh is, however, regarded by some tribes as very savoury. The name kos which is translated "owl" in the three above-named passages, is the common Hebrew word for "cup," and it is supposed that it has been given to this bird because the sitting owl especially widens towards the upper part, thus imparting to it a cup-like appearance.

And the cormorant.--Of all the web-footed birds which prey on fish, cormorants are the most voracious. They usually assemble in flocks on the rocks which overhang the sea, whence they drop down from the greatest height upon their victim, dive after it with the rapidity of a dart, and invariably gulp their prey head foremost. The cormorant is to be found in every climate, and is the destruction of all the finny tribe in any fresh-water river which he happens to occupy for a time. Hence he is called the feathered terror of the finny tribe. From the skill which he displays in casting himself down from a great height, and in plunging dart-like after his victim, he derives his Hebrew name, which denotes "darter." The flesh of the cormorant, though rank, is eaten in some regions; whilst the skin, which is tough, is made into garments. The Hebrew name only occurs again in the duplicate catalogue of unclean animals in Deuteronomy 14:17. By comp. Leviticus 11:17-18 of the list before us with the parallel list in Deuteronomy 14:16-17, it will be seen that though the two catalogues respectively enumerate in these two verses the same six birds, yet the order is different. The cormorant, which is here second in Leviticus 11:17, is in Deuteronomy 14 sixth in Leviticus 11:17. There can, therefore, hardly be any doubt that the verse before us has been disturbed, and that by placing the cormorant here sixth, as it is in Deuteronomy, we obtain the two species of owls naturally following each other, as is the case in the parallel catalogue. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the little owl,
הַכּ֥וֹס (hak·kō·ws)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3563: A cup, a lot, some unclean bird, an owl

the cormorant,
הַשָּׁלָ֖ךְ (haš·šā·lāḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7994: (bird of prey) probably cormorant

the great owl,
הַיַּנְשֽׁוּף׃ (hay·yan·šūp̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3244: (a ceremonially unclean bird) perhaps an owl


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