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Deuteronomy 14 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 "You [are] childrena of Yahweh your God; [therefore] you must not gashb yourself, and {you must not make your forehead bald}c for [the] dead. 2 For you [are] a people holy to Yahweh your God, and you Yahweh has chosen to be a treasured possession from [among] all [of] the peoples that are on the surfaced of the earth. 3 You shall not eat any detestable thing. 4 These are the animals you may eat: ox, {sheep, goats},e 5 deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep. 6 And any animal having a split hooff and [so] {a dividing of the hoof into two parts}g {and that chews the cud}h among the animalsi--that [animal] you may eat. 7 Only these you may not eat from {those chewing the cud}j and from {those having a division of the hoof}:k the camel and the hare and the coney, because {they chew the cud},l but they [do] not divide the hoof; they are [therefore] unclean for you. 8 And [also] the pig {because it has a division of the hoof}m {but does not chew the cud};n it [is] unclean for you; from their meat you shall not eat, and you shall not touch their {carcasses}.o 9 "This [is what] you shall eat from all that [is] in the water: {everything}p {that has fins and scales}q you may eat. 10 But {anything that does not have}r fins and scales, you may not eat, [for] it [is] unclean for you. 11 "All [of] [the] birds [that] [are] clean you may eat. 12 Now these [are] the ones you shall not eat {any of them}:s the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,t 13 and the red kiteu and the black kite or {any kind of falcon},v 14 and any [kind] of croww according to its kind, 15 and the {ostrich}x and the short-eared owl and the seagully and the hawk according to its kind, 16 the little owl and the great owl and the barn owl,z 17 and the desert owlaa and the carrion vulturebb and the cormorant,cc 18 and the stork and the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat. 19 And [also] all [of] {the winged insects};dd they [are] unclean for you; you shall not eat [them]. 20 You may eat any clean bird. 21 "You shall not eat any carcass;ee you may give it to the alien who [is] in your {towns},ff and he may eat it, or you may sell [it] to a foreigner, for you [are] a holy people for Yahweh your God; you may not boil a kid in its mother's milk. 22 "Certainly you must give a tithe [of] all the yield of your seed, {which comes forth from your field year after year}.gg 23 And you shall eat {before}hh Yahweh your God in the place that he will choose to make to dwell his name there the tithe of your grain, your wine and your olive oil and the firstling of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to revere Yahweh your God {always}.ii 24 But if {the distance is too great for you},jj [so] that you are not able to transportkk it, because the place that Yahweh your God will choose to set his name there, it is [too] far from you, when Yahweh your God will bless you, 25 then [in that case] {you may exchange for money},ll and you shall takemm the money to your hand and go to the place that Yahweh your God will choose. 26 You may spend the money for anything {that you desire},nn for oxen or for sheep or for wine or for strong drink or for anything {that you desire},oo and you shall eat [it] there {before}pp Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. 27 And [as to] the Levite who [is] in your {towns},qq you shall not neglect him, because there is not a plot of ground for him and an inheritance [along] with you. 28 "At the end of three years you shall bring out all [of] the tithe of your yield for that year, and you shall store [it] in your {towns}.rr 29 And [so] the Levite may come, because there is no plot of ground for him or an inheritance with you, and the alien [also may come] and the orphan and the widow that [are] in your {towns},ss and {they may eat their fill},tt so that Yahweh your God may bless you in all [of] the work of your hand that you undertake."
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