"You are 1the sons of the LORD your God ; 2you shall not cut yourselves norashave your forehead for the sake of the dead.
"For you are 3a holypeople to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a 4people for His bown possession out of all the peopleswho are on the face of the earth.
"5You shall not eatanydetestablething.
"6These are the animalswhich you may eat : the ox, the sheep , the goat,
5cthe deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wildgoat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountainsheep.
6"Anyanimal that divides the hoof and has the hoofsplit in dtwo and echews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
7"Nevertheless, you are not to eat of theseamong those which fchew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in gtwo : the camel and the hrabbit and the ishaphan, for though they jchew the cud, they do not divide the hoof ; they are unclean for you.
"The pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eatany of their fleshnortouch their carcasses.
9"These you may eat of all that are in water : anything that has fins and scales you may eat,
but anything that does not havefins and scales you shall not eat ; it is unclean for you.
"You may eatanycleanbird.
"But 7these are the ones which you shall not eat : the keagle and the vulture and the lbuzzard,
and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds,
and everyraven in its kind,
and the ostrich, the owl, the seagull, and the hawk in their kinds,
the littleowl, the mgreatowl, the whiteowl,
the pelican, the carrionvulture, the cormorant,
the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat.
"And all the nteeminglife with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.
"You may eatanycleanbird.
"8You shall not eatanythingwhichdies of itself. You may give it to the alienwho is in your otown, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are 9a holypeople to the LORD your God. 10You shall not boil a younggoat in its mother'smilk.
"You 11shall surelytitheall the produce from pwhat you sow, which comes out of the fieldeveryyear.
"You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, 12at the placewhere He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your newwine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may 13learn to fear the LORD your Godalways .
24"If the qdistance is so great for you that you are not able to rbring the tithe, since the placewhere the LORD your Godchooses14to set His name is too far away from you when the LORD your Godblesses you,
then you shall sexchange it for money, and bind the money in your hand and go to the placewhich the LORD your Godchooses.
"You may spend the money for whatever your theartdesires : for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strongdrink, or whatever your uheartvdesires ; and 15there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.
"Also you shall not neglect16the Levitewho is in your wtown, 17for he hasnoportion or inheritanceamong you.
"18At the end of every thirdyear you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your xtown.
"The Levite, 19because he hasnoportion or inheritanceamong you, and 20the alien, the yorphan and the widowwho are in your ztown, shall come and 21eat and be satisfied, in order that 22the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your handwhich you do.