Best Foods To Eat – Here’s What The Bible Says

The best foods to eat are definitely those found in the bible dietary laws which so often get overlooked. Many have been misinformed concerning this law which was given to the Israelites and the people (other nation(s)) that traveled with them.

The first thing to realize is that the dietary laws deal solely with living creatures and not vegetables.

Lets look at what the Most high said to Moses and Aaron concerning the animals we should eat:

Leviticus 11:1-2

1And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,

2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

So we have established that the dietary laws deal with the Beast (or animals, and living organisms) the Israelites and anyone else following the faith of the Father, should be eating.

I will be splitting up the different animals and creatures here to make it easy for you to understand, so you can easily choose the right things to eat.

The categories I will be using will be:

Animals with hoofs and paws
Other animals
Creatures in the waters
Birds (fowls, winged creatures)
Hopping Insects
creeping Insects

I will list the scriptures so you can use this page as a quick reference when trying to figure out what YHWH created for his followers to eat.

Together with the different categories of things we should and shouldn’t eat you will also be able to see what YHWH says about handling dead animals, we can and can’t eat and what we are to do.

I will give you an interpretation of several verses in Leviticus 11, which deal with uncleaness when we touch animals, that are unclean and have died, or those clean and have died.

Animals With hoofs and Paws issues of Uncleaness for Us

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***not cloven hoof 2 goes here***

Leviticus 11:8,26-27 says that Animals with hoofs and paws that are unclean are not to be eaten, and also that their dead bodies ‘carcases’ when touched, will make you unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 11:28 If you are carrying the dead body of one of these animals you are to wash your clothes, and you will not be clean until the evening

Leviticus 11:39 If you touch the dead body of a clean animal then you will be unclean until the evening.

Leviticus 11:39 If you eat a clean animal that died and was not killed, then you will be unclean until the evening. And you carried the body of the dead animal you will have to wash your clothes and be unclean until the evening.

To Round Up Uncleaness

Basically the things to know about becoming unclean are:

(1) when an animal/creature dies by its self whether an unclean or clean animal/creature when you touch it you are unclean until the evening, if you had been carrying it, you had to wash your clothes also.

(2) If you kill a clean animal you are not unclean when you touch it.

Animals With hoofs and Paws Issues of Uncleaness for Objects

Leviticus 11:32-36 when the dead body of an unclean animal falls on something it will be unclean. This relates to objects such as vessel.

To clean the object you will have to clean it with water and it will remain unclean until the evening.

If the dead unclean animal falls on earthen vessel, such as a plate then you are to break it, if water is used from that earthen vessel for drinking or washing clean meat, it will make them unclean also.

If the dead body falls on something that gives out water such as a fountain, it will remain clean. If the dead body falls on a seed before its sown it is clean. If the seed is watered and when the dead body falls on it then it will become unclean.

I hope this has cleared up the issues concerning uncleaness. These teachings are important to look at as they give us a great insight into the mind of the Father and the importance he places on cleanliness.

Keep in mind all these things are all obviously avoidable if they have been listed. You can use the brief summary above to give your self a general understanding about uncleaness as it generally repeats its self through Leviticus 11.

You can now look through the scriptures concerning clean and unlean animals, as I have separated the verses to make it easier for you to understand:

ALL OF THE VERSES ARE FOUND IN LEVITICUS CHAPTER 11

Leviticus 11

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Animals with Hoofs and Paws

3Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

4Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

5And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

6And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

7And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

27And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.

Animals with hoofs and paws issues of Uncleaness

8Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

26The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

27And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.

28And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.

39And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.

40And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

Other Animals

***Picture weasel mouse tortoise 1***

29These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,

30And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.

Other Animals Issues of Uncleaness

31These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

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 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.

33And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.

34Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.

35And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean and shall be unclean unto you.

36Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

37And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.

38But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

Creatures in the Waters

9These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.

10And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

Creatures in the Waters Issues of Uncleaness

11They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

12Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

Birds (fowls, winged creatures)

13And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

14And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

15Every raven after his kind;

16And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

17And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

18And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

19And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

20All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.

Hopping Insects

21Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

22Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

23But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

Hopping Insects issues of Uncleaness

24And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.

25And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

Creeping Insects

41And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.

42Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.

creeping Insects issues of Uncleaness

43Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

44For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The final verse ends with the YHWH saying that he is holy (set apart) and he expects us to make a difference between clean and unclean beasts. This perfectly gives an idea of the mind of the Most high, and the standard that he holds us to, especially after giving us the best foods to eat and foods not to eat.

Leviticus 11:44-47

44For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

45For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

46This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:

47To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

Happy eating!

Peace and Shalom

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