Thematic Bible: Unclean


Thematic Bible



"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth. 'Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.

'Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof, or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.


'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you. 'Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you; the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you; read more.
and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you. 'You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

'Turn and set your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites, and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negev and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. 'See, I have placed the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to them and their descendants after them.'


the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

"Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in two: the camel and the rabbit and the shaphan, for though they chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you.


They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.

"Sustain me with raisin cakes, Refresh me with apples, Because I am lovesick.


'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.

Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from the camel.


"Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether," declares the LORD.

'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,


The servants of Absalom did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose and each mounted his mule and fled.

They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.


'Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;

The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.


and the gecko, and the crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand reptile, and the chameleon.

In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship,


and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you.

"Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether," declares the LORD.


rams' skins dyed red, porpoise skins, acacia wood,

"I also clothed you with embroidered cloth and put sandals of porpoise skin on your feet; and I wrapped you with fine linen and covered you with silk.


So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

saying to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to Me.


They also brought barley and straw for the horses and swift steeds to the place where it should be, each according to his charge.

He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king's signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on horses, riding on steeds sired by the royal stud.


"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

"Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning he devours the prey, And in the evening he divides the spoil."


"You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.

"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'


"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?

"Who sent out the wild donkey free? And who loosed the bonds of the swift donkey, To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place? "He scorns the tumult of the city, The shoutings of the driver he does not hear. read more.
"He explores the mountains for his pasture And searches after every green thing.


"Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, May you come with me from Lebanon Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.


'If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.


'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,


and the gecko, and the crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand reptile, and the chameleon.


'Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof, or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.


'Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle or a carcass of unclean swarming things, though it is hidden from him and he is unclean, then he will be guilty.


"Every first issue of the womb of all flesh, whether man or animal, which they offer to the LORD, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.


"God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.


Moreover, Hushai said, "You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are fierce, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is an expert in warfare, and will not spend the night with the people.


Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.


For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.


"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? "Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible. "He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons. read more.
"He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; And he does not turn back from the sword. "The quiver rattles against him, The flashing spear and javelin. "With shaking and rage he races over the ground, And he does not stand still at the voice of the trumpet. "As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!' And he scents the battle from afar, And the thunder of the captains and the war cry.


"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.



"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.

The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.


'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

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


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

But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.


and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.


and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,

I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.


In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship,

and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.


But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.

"I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.


'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?


"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?



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

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?



"I have become a brother to jackals And a companion of ostriches.


For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,


"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.


and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds,


'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,


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


and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,


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


and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.


'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,




and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.




and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,




'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.

"Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in two: the camel and the rabbit and the shaphan, for though they chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you.





'Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle or a carcass of unclean swarming things, though it is hidden from him and he is unclean, then he will be guilty.

'All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds, and the gecko, and the crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand reptile, and the chameleon. 'These are to you the unclean among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead becomes unclean until evening. read more.
'Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article, or clothing, or a skin, or a sack--any article of which use is made--it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean. 'As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean and you shall break the vessel. 'Any of the food which may be eaten, on which water comes, shall become unclean, and any liquid which may be drunk in every vessel shall become unclean. 'Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a stove shall be smashed; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you. 'Nevertheless a spring or a cistern collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean. 'If a part of their carcass falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean. 'Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you. 'Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening. 'He too, who eats some of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. 'Now every swarming thing that swarms on the earth is detestable, not to be eaten. 'Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable. 'Do not render yourselves detestable through any of the swarming things that swarm; and you shall not make yourselves unclean with them so that you become unclean. 'For I am the LORD your God Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.

"And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.


and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.

It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."


'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

"But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,



and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds,

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?


the little owl, the great owl, the white owl,

and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind, and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,


"Now therefore, be careful not to drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing.

'Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.

"Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

'He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the LORD.

But Peter said, "By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean."

"You shall not eat any detestable thing.

but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

"She should not eat anything that comes from the vine nor drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing; let her observe all that I commanded."


"You shall not eat any detestable thing. "These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep. read more.
"Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in two and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. "Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in two: the camel and the rabbit and the shaphan, for though they chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you. "The pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses. "These you may eat of all that are in water: anything that has fins and scales you may eat, but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you. "You may eat any clean bird. "But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, and every raven in its kind, and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. "And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten. "You may eat any clean bird.