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Leviticus 11:42 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(42) Whatsoever goeth upon the belly.In explanation of the general statement made in the preceding verse, three classes of creeping things are here adduced. (1) Those which move by the aid of the under part of the stomach, here described as “going upon the belly,” as serpents (see Gen. 3:14) and serpentine worms.

And whatsoever goeth upon all four.—Those (2) which have four legs and yet move like reptiles, as scorpions, beetles, &c.

Or whatsoever hath more feet.—Better, whatsoever hath many feet, that is (3), those which have a number of such short feet that they cannot easily be discerned by the naked eye, and appear to crawl about upon their stomachs, as caterpillars, centipedes, millipedes, &c.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 11:42 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 11:42 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 11:42 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 11:42 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 11:42 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 11:42 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 11:42 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 11:42 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)