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Leviticus 11:17-27 (New International Version)

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17 the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18 the white owl,1 the desert owl, the osprey, 19 the stork,2 any kind3 of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.a4 20 " 'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you.5 21 There are, however, some winged creatures that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground. 22 Of these you may eat any kind of locust,6 katydid, cricket or grasshopper. 23 But all other winged creatures that have four legs you are to detest. 24 " 'You will make yourselves unclean by these;7 whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.8 25 Whoever picks up one of their carcasses must wash his clothes,9 and he will be unclean till evening.10 26 " 'Every animal that has a split hoof not completely divided or that does not chew the cud is unclean for you; whoever touches [the carcass of] any of them will be unclean. 27 Of all the animals that walk on all fours, those that walk on their paws are unclean for you; whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean till evening.
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