Leviticus 11:1-47, NLT
Ceremonially Clean and Unclean Animals
1Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
“Of all the land animals, these are the ones you may use for food.
9“Of all the marine animals, these are ones you may use for food. You may eat anything from the water if it has both fins and scales, whether taken from salt water or from streams.
13“These are the birds that are detestable to you. You must never eat them: the griffon vulture, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
20“You must not eat winged insects that walk along the ground; they are detestable to you.
24“The following creatures will make you ceremonially unclean. If any of you touch their carcasses, you will be defiled until evening.
26“Any animal that has split hooves that are not evenly divided or that does not chew the cud is unclean for you. If you touch the carcass of such an animal, you will be defiled.
29“Of the small animals that scurry along the ground, these are unclean for you: the mole rat, the rat, large lizards of all kinds,
33“If such an animal falls into a clay pot, everything in the pot will be defiled, and the pot must be smashed.
36“However, if the carcass of such an animal falls into a spring or a cistern, the water will still be clean. But anyone who touches the carcass will be defiled.
39“If an animal you are permitted to eat dies and you touch its carcass, you will be defiled until evening.
41“All small animals that scurry along the ground are detestable, and you must never eat them.
46“These are the instructions regarding land animals, birds, marine creatures, and animals that scurry along the ground.