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Leviticus 11:14

    Leviticus 11:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the kite, and the falcon after its kind,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the kite and the falcon, and birds of that sort;

    Webster's Revision

    and the kite, and the falcon after its kind,

    World English Bible

    and the red kite, any kind of black kite,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the kite, and the falcon after its kind;

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 11:14

    The vulture - דאה daah, from the root to fly, and therefore more probably the kite or glede, from its remarkable property of gliding or sailing with expanded wings through the air. The דאה daah is a different bird from the דיה daiyah, which signifies the vulture. See Bochart, vol. iii., col. 195.

    The kite - איה aiyah, thought by some to be the vulture, by others the merlin. Parkhurst thinks it has its name from the root אוה avah, to covet, because of its rapaciousness; some contend that the kite is meant. That it is a species of the hawk, most learned men allow. See Bochart, vol. iii., col..

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 11:14

    The vulture - Rather, the (black) kite Isaiah 34:15 : "the kite," rather the red kite, remarkable for its piercing sight Job 28:7.