The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
lev 11:2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These [are] the beasts which ye (a) shall eat among all the beasts that [are] on the earth.
(a) Or, of which ye may eat.
lev 11:3Whatsoever parteth the (b) hoof, and is clovenfooted, [and] cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
(b) He notes four types of beasts, some that chew the cud only, and some that only have the hoof cleft. Others neither chew the cud, nor have the hoof cleft, and the fourth both chew the cud and have the hoof divided, which may be eaten.
lev 11:8Of their (c) flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] unclean to you.
(c) God would that by this for a time they should be discerned as his people from the Gentiles.
lev 11:10And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that (d) move in the waters, and of any (e) living thing which [is] in the waters, they [shall be] an abomination unto you:
(d) As little fish begotten in the slime.
(e) As they which come of generation.
lev 11:22[Even] these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the (f) bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
(f) These were certain types of grasshoppers, which are not now properly known.
lev 11:25And whosoever (g) beareth [ought] of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
(g) Out of the camp.
lev 11:29These also [shall be] unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the (g) tortoise after his kind,
(g) The green frog that sits on the bushes.
lev 11:32And upon whatsoever [any] of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether [it be] any vessel of wood, or raiment, or (i) skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel [it be], wherein [any] work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.
(i) As a bottle or bag.
lev 11:36Nevertheless a fountain or pit, [wherein there is] plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which (k) toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.
(k) So much of the water as touched it.
lev 11:38But if [any] (l) water be put upon the seed, and [any part] of their carcase fall thereon, it [shall be] unclean unto you.
(l) He speaks of seed that is laid to sleep before it is sown.
lev 11:44For I [am] the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be (m) holy; for I [am] holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
(m) He shows why God chose them to be his people, (Pe1 1:15).