You are the children1 of the LORD your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead,
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for you are a people holy2 to the LORD your God.3 Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.4
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Do not eat any detestable thing.5
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These are the animals you may eat:6 the ox, the sheep, the goat,7
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the deer,8 the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat,9 the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.
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You may eat any animal that has a split hoof divided in two and that chews the cud.