The ground is here again stated on which all these laws of holiness should be obeyed. See Leviticus 18:24-30 note.
Compare the margin reference.
Leviticus 20:25, Leviticus 20:26
The distinction between clean and unclean for the whole people, and not for any mere section of it, was one great typical mark of “the kingdom of priests, the holy nation.” See the Leviticus 11:42 note.
Any manner of living thing that creepeth - Rather, any creeping thing; that is, any vermin. See Leviticus 11:20-23. The reference in this verse is to dead animals, not to the creatures when alive.