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Leviticus 11:45-47

11:45 for I am the Lord who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, 1  and you are to be holy because I am holy. 11:46 This is the law 2  of the land animals, the birds, all the living creatures that move in the water, and all the creatures 3  that swarm on the land, 11:47 to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between the living creatures that may be eaten and the living creatures that must not be eaten.’”

1 tn Heb “to be to you for a God.”

2 sn The Hebrew term translated “law” (תוֹרָה, torah) introduces here a summary or colophon for all of Lev 11. Similar summaries are found in Lev 7:37-38; 13:59; 14:54-57; and 15:32-33.

3 tn Heb “for all the creatures.”

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