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Deuteronomy Chapter 14 (Index)

001  Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

002  For thou 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.

003  Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

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

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

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

007  Nevertheless these 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.

008  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, nor touch their dead carcase.

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

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

011  Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

012  But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey,

013  And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,

014  And every raven after his kind,

015  And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,

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

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

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

019  And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

020  But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

021  Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

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

023  And thou shalt 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.

024  And if 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:

025  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:

026  And thou shalt bestow 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 desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

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

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

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