1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 2"Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, `These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 3Whatsoever parteth the hoof and is cloven-footed and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that shall ye eat. 4Nevertheless these shall ye not eat, of those that chew the cud or of those that divide the hoof: the camel, because he cheweth the cud but divideth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you; 5and the coney, because he cheweth the cud but divideth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you; 6and the hare, because he cheweth the cud but divideth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you; 7and the swine, though he divide the hoof and is cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud, he is unclean to you. 8Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. 9"`These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. 10And all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you. 11They shall be even an abomination unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall hold their carcasses in abomination. 12Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you. 13"`And these are they which ye shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey, 14and the vulture, and the kite after his kind, 15every raven after his kind, 16and the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind, 17and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, 18and the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, 19and the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. 20"`All fowls that creep, going upon all fours, shall be an abomination unto you. 21Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all fours, which have legs above their feet with which to leap upon the earth; 22even these of them ye may eat: the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind. 23But all other flying creeping things which have four feet shall be an abomination unto you. 24"`And by these ye shall be unclean. Whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening, 25and whosoever beareth aught of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26The carcasses of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not cloven-footed nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you; every one who toucheth them shall be unclean. 27And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all fours, those are unclean unto you; whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean until the evening. 28And he that beareth the carcass of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean unto you. 29"`These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, 30and the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole. 31These are unclean to you among all that creep; whosoever doth touch them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 32And upon whatsoever any of them when they are dead doth fall, it shall be unclean. Whether it be any vessel of wood or raiment or skin or sack, whatsoever vessel it be wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; so it shall be cleansed. 33And every earthen vessel whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean, and ye shall break it. 34Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean. 35And every thing whereupon any part of their carcass falleth shall be unclean. Whether it be an oven or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down; for they are unclean and shall be unclean unto you. 36Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean; but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean. 37And if any part of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean. 38But if any water be put upon the seed and any part of their carcass fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you. 39"`And if any beast of which ye may eat die, he that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean until the evening. 40And he that eateth of the carcass of it shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. He also that beareth the carcass of it shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 41"`And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. 42Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat, for they are an abomination. 43Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby. 44For I am the LORD your God. Ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy, for I am holy; neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 45For I am the LORD who bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. Ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. 46"`This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth, 47to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.'"