Eat1 the tithe of your grain, new wine2 and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name,3 so that you may learn4 to revere5 the LORD your God always.
But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the LORD your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the LORD will choose to put his Name is so far away),
then exchange6 your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose.
Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink,7 or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.827
And do not neglect the Levites9 living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.1028
At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes11 of that year's produce and store it in your towns,1229
so that the Levites (who have no allotment13 or inheritance14 of their own) and the aliens,15 the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied,16 and so that the LORD your God may bless17 you in all the work of your hands.