"And if any animal of which you may eat dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening,
and he who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; he also who carries the carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.
"Every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth is an abomination; it shall not be eaten.
Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, all the swarming things that swarm upon the earth, you shall not eat; for they are an abomination.
You shall not make yourselves abominable with any swarming thing that swarms; and you shall not defile yourselves with them, lest you become unclean.
For I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls upon the earth.
For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy."
This is the law pertaining to beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms upon the earth,
to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)