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Leviticus 11 - AMP

2 Say to the Israelites: These are the animals At first thought the laws given here seem only to have been made obsolete by Jesus. He taught that it is not what goes into the mouth but what comes out of it that defiles a man (Matt. 15:17-20), and Paul said that when the complete and perfect came, the incomplete and imperfect would become void and superseded (I Cor. 13:9, 10), for ``there is nothing unclean of itself" (Rom. 14:14 KJV). But while all these specific laws have become void, we must not lose sight of the fact that they are ``superseded" by the underlying spiritual principle, which is just as binding. Christ's teaching relates to the whole area of our living, including our eating and drinking, and is dominated by the principle, ``Whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God" (I Cor. 10:31). We do well to remember that it was Jesus Christ Himself who said, ``Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law...; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill" it (Matt. 5:17).which you may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 3 Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, any of these animals you may eat. 4 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of those that chew the cud or divide the hoof: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 5 And the coney or rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 6 And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 7 And the swine, because it divides the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud; it is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean to you. 9 These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, these you may eat; 10 But all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, of all the creeping things in the waters, and of all the living creatures which are in the waters, they are an abomination and abhorrence to you. 11 They shall continue to be an abomination to you; you shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall detest their carcasses. 12 Everything in the waters that has not fins or scales shall be abhorrent and detestable to you. 13 These you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, for they are detestable: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray, 14 The kite, the whole species of falcon, 15 Every kind of raven, 16 The ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, every species of hawk, 17 The owl, the cormorant, the ibis, 18 The swan, the pelican, the vulture, 19 The stork, all kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. 20 All winged insects that go upon all fours are to be an abomination to you; 21 Yet of all winged insects that go upon all fours you may eat those which have legs above their feet with which to leap on the ground. 22 Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper. 23 But all other winged insects which have four feet shall be detestable to you. 24 And by these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening, 25 And whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26 Every beast which parts the hoof but is not cloven-footed or does not chew the cud is unclean to you; everyone who touches them shall be unclean. 27 And all that go on their paws, among all kinds of four-footed beasts, are unclean to you; whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean until the evening, 28 And he who carries their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; they are unclean to you. 29 These also are unclean to you among the creeping things and creep upon the ground: the weasel, the mouse, any kind of great lizard, 30 The gecko, the land crocodile, the lizard, the sand lizard, and the chameleon. 31 These are unclean to you among all that creep; whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 32 And upon whatever they may fall when they are dead, it shall be unclean, whether it is an article of wood or clothing or skin (bottle) or sack, any vessel in which work is done; it must be put in water, and it shall be unclean until the evening; so it shall be cleansed. 33 And every earthen vessel into which any of these falls, whatever may be in it shall be unclean, and you shall break the vessel. 34 Of all the food which may be eaten, that on which such water comes shall be unclean, and all drink that may be drunk from every such vessel shall be unclean. 35 And everything upon which any part of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether an oven, or pan with a lid, or hearth for pots, it shall be broken in pieces; they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you. 36 Yet a spring or a cistern or reservoir of water shall be clean; but whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean. 37 If a part of their carcass falls on seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean; 38 But if any water be put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it shall be unclean to you. 39 If any animal of which you may eat dies , he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until the evening. 40 And he who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening; he also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening. 41 And everything that creeps on the ground and swarms shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten. 42 Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has more feet among all things that creep on the ground and swarm you shall not eat; for they are detestable. 43 You shall not make yourselves loathsome and abominable any swarming thing that swarms, neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled by them. 44 For I am the Lord your God; so consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am holy; neither defile yourselves with any manner of thing that multiplies in large numbers or swarms. 45 For I am the Lord Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God; therefore you shall be holy, for I am holy. 46 This is the law of the beast, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moves in the waters, and creeps on the earth and multiplies in large numbers, 47 To make a difference (a distinction) between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.



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Shared by: William D. Brown on Oct, 2012
Summary: The population of the world is said to be about 7.045 billion by the United States Census Bureau, and the biggest part of that number do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savoir, although most of these do have some form of religion, but there's a
Scripture: Leviticus 11:17
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Shared by: Spencer Homan on Mar, 2011
Summary: This series is based loosely on the facts and stories found in the "Living Lent" sermon series written by Donald Neidigk.
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Scripture: Leviticus 11:13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Cleanliness Laws
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Aug, 2010
Summary: The Third sermon in the Leviticus series deals with cleanliness laws from chapters 11-15 and compares the temporary cleanness of the law system to the permanent cleanness we enjoy because of Christ.
Series: Leviticus
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Shared by: Chris Surber on Jun, 2010
Summary: God, who is holy, calls His people to consecrate themselves in a lifestyle of holiness.
Scripture: Leviticus 11:39-47
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 444
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Shared by: MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. on Jun, 2009
Summary: Holiness without no man shall see the Lord. In games directions tell us what to do to be victorious the Bible tells us how to be victorious if we just follow the directions.
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Denomination: Apostolic
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Shared by: MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. on Jun, 2008
Summary: It¡¯s a shame and a black mark against the church when someone comes to church bound, hurt, possessed, lonely, un-loved, cast down, forsaken, perplexed, sad, or just with a need to ultimately leave without having these issues resolved, we must
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Scripture: Leviticus 11:44
Denomination: Apostolic
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Frederic Whittier avatar
The Heart of the Matter
Shared by: Frederic Whittier on May, 2007
Summary: Sermon #3 This sermon talks about what holiness looks like. Taken from "Whatever Became of Holiness" by Steve Deneff
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Scripture: Leviticus 11:43-45
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,029
Gregory  Neill avatar
Clean Priesthood
Shared by: Gregory Neill on Jan, 2007
Summary: Lesson 7 in a series on holiness as seen in Leviticus; focusing on cermonial cleansing from chapter 11-15
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Views: 820
steven cannon avatar
Be Holy As I Am Holy
Shared by: steven cannon on Jan, 2006
Summary: God calls us to be holy as he is holy and calls us to a holy life.
based on 63 ratings
Scripture: Leviticus 11:44-1:4
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Fernando Cabrera avatar
Clean me up
Shared by: Fernando Cabrera on Oct, 2004
Summary: In this outline you will learn what qualified an animal to be clean or unclean. We will also look at the contemporary application to this passage.
based on 28 ratings
Views: 2,011
James May avatar
Parting the Hoof and Chewing the Cud
Shared by: James May on Apr, 2004
Summary: The Old Testament Laws found in Leviticus still have relevance in our lives today. God still has laws that govern who is acceptable as profitable servants.
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: Leviticus 11:2-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,730
Russell Rhodes avatar
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Shared by: Russell Rhodes on Feb, 2004
Summary: This is a topical sermon dealling with the Holiness of God and man’s response to His Holiness.
based on 81 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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Stephen Colaw avatar
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Shared by: Stephen Colaw on Sep, 2003
Summary: Holiness involves making God’s priorities your priorities.
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Leviticus 11:44
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 6,354
C.J. Moffett avatar
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Shared by: C.J. Moffett on Aug, 2003
Summary: What do these 3 things have in common? Maybe Jesus changes more than just menus!
based on 31 ratings
Views: 2,699
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Shared by: Jimmy Stewart on Nov, 2002
Summary: What is holiness? What is it not? Whatever the case, the Bible calls us to live in it.
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 546
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Don't be like the Chameleon
Shared by: Owen Bourgaize on Nov, 2002
Summary: The chameleon is an unclean creature. Christians should avoid its characteristic of changing opinions to suite our environment.
based on 50 ratings
Scripture: Leviticus 11:30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,644