However, you may not eat the following animals among those that chew the cud or those that have divided hooves: the camel, the hare, and the rock badger. 1 (Although they chew the cud, they do not have divided hooves and are therefore ritually impure to you).
Zebah and Zalmunna said to Gideon, 1 “Come on, 2 you strike us, for a man is judged by his strength.” 3 So Gideon killed 4 Zebah and Zalmunna, and he took the crescent-shaped ornaments which were on the necks of their camels.
The total weight of the gold earrings he requested came to seventeen hundred gold shekels. 1 This was in addition to the crescent-shaped ornaments, jewelry, 2 purple clothing worn by the Midianite kings, and the necklaces on the camels. 3
So go now and strike down the Amalekites. Destroy everything that they have. Don’t spare 1 them. Put them to death – man, woman, child, infant, ox, sheep, camel, and donkey alike.’”
She arrived in Jerusalem 1 with a great display of pomp, 2 bringing with her camels carrying spices, 3 a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that was on her mind.
His possessions 1 included 2 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys; in addition he had a very great household. 3 Thus he 4 was the greatest of all the people in the east. 5
So the Lord blessed the second part of Job’s life more than the first. He had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.
Their camels will be taken as plunder. Their vast herds will be taken as spoil. I will scatter to the four winds those desert peoples who cut their hair short at the temples. 1 I will bring disaster against them from every direction,” says the Lord. 2
While this one was still speaking another messenger arrived and said, “The Chaldeans 1 formed three bands and made a raid 2 on the camels and carried them all away, and they killed the servants with the sword! 3 And I – only I alone – escaped to tell you!”
When he saw the bracelets on his sister’s wrists and the nose ring 1 and heard his sister Rebekah say, 2 “This is what the man said to me,” he went out to meet the man. There he was, standing 3 by the camels near the spring.
So Hazael went to visit Elisha. 1 He took along a gift, 2 as well as 3 forty camel loads of all the fine things of Damascus. When he arrived, he stood before him and said, “Your son, 4 King Ben Hadad of Syria, has sent me to you with this question, 5 ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”
Also their neighbors, from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, were bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. There were large supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine, olive oil, beef, and lamb, 1 for Israel was celebrating. 2
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon, 1 she came to challenge 2 him 3 with difficult questions. 4 She arrived in Jerusalem 5 with a great display of pomp, 6 bringing with her camels carrying spices, 7 a very large quantity of gold, and precious gems. She visited Solomon and discussed with him everything that was on her mind.
This is a message 1 about the animals in the Negev: Through a land of distress and danger, inhabited by lionesses and roaring lions, 2 by snakes and darting adders, 3 they transport 4 their wealth on the backs of donkeys, their riches on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot help them. 5
“How can you say, ‘I have not made myself unclean. I have not paid allegiance to 1 the gods called Baal.’ Just look at the way you have behaved in the Valley of Hinnom! 2 Think about the things you have done there! You are like a flighty, young female camel that rushes here and there, crisscrossing its path. 3
They will bring back all your countrymen 1 from all the nations as an offering to the Lord. They will bring them 2 on horses, in chariots, in wagons, on mules, and on camels 3 to my holy hill Jerusalem,” says the Lord, “just as the Israelites bring offerings to the Lord’s temple in ritually pure containers.
I will say to a young woman, ‘Please lower your jar so I may drink.’ May the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac reply, ‘Drink, and I’ll give your camels water too.’ 1 In this way I will know that you have been faithful to my master.” 2