The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Leviticus 11: 37 And if aught of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean.
Leviticus 11: 38 But if water be put upon the seed, and aught of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.
Leviticus 11: 39 And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die, he that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean until the even.
Leviticus 11: 40 And he that eateth of the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even; he also that beareth the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
Leviticus 11: 41 And every swarming thing that swarmeth upon the earth is a detestable thing; it shall not be eaten.
Leviticus 11: 42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever hath many feet, even all swarming things that swarm upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are a detestable thing.
Leviticus 11: 43 Ye shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarmeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.
Leviticus 11: 44 For I am the LORD your God; sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am holy; neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of swarming thing that moveth upon the earth.