Deuteronomy 14 ©

1 God's children must not disfigure themselves in mourning. 3 What may, and what may not be eaten, of beasts, 9 of fishes, 11 of fowls. 21 That which dieth of itself must not be eaten. 22 Tithing to be truly performed. 23 Tithes and firstlings of cattle to be eaten before the Lord. 24 What is to be done in case of very distant abode. 28 The third year's tithe of alms and charity.


YE are athe children of the LORD your God: ye bshall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.


For cthou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a *peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.


¶Thou dshalt not eat any abominable thing.


These are ethe beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,


The *hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the 1*pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.


And fevery beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.


Nevertheless gthese ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the *coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.


And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, hnor touch their dead carcase.


¶These iye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:


And jwhatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.


Of all clean birds ye shall eat.


But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the keagle, and the *ossifrage, and the ospray,


And lthe *glede, and the kite, and mthe vulture after his kind,


And every raven after his kind,


And the nowl, and the night hawk, and the *cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,


The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,


And the pelican, and the *gier eagle, and the cormorant,


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


And oevery creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: pthey shall not be eaten.


But of qall clean fowls ye may eat.


¶Ye rshall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the sstranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: tfor thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. uThou shalt not *seethe a kid in his mother's milk.


Thou shalt vtruly *tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.


And thou wshalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the *firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.


And xif the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:


Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:


And thou shalt ybestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul 2desireth: and zthou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,


And athe Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for bhe hath no part nor inheritance with thee.


¶At the end of three years thou cshalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:


And the Levite, (because dhe hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) eand the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; fthat the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.