Deuteronomy 14:22


22 Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.

Deuteronomy 14:22 in Other Translations

22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
22 "You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year.
22 “You must set aside a tithe of your crops—one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year.
22 Make an offering of ten percent, a tithe, of all the produce which grows in your fields year after year.
22 "Each year you are to set aside a tenth of all the produce grown in your fields.

Deuteronomy 14:22 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 14:22

Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed
This was a different tithe from that which was made and given to the Levites, and out of which a tithe was taken and given to the priests, and which they only ate of; but this, as appears by the following verse, was what the owners themselves ate of, and so the tithing was left to be made by them themselves, and which they were to be sure to make, and to make it truly and faithfully:

that the field bringeth forth year by year;
being ploughed and sowed yearly, the produce of it was to be tithed yearly; the Jewish writers


F20 observe on this, that it must be what the earth produces, and is fit for food: and it must be thy seed, which is especially thine, and is not common, but has an owner, and this excludes mushrooms which thou sowest not, and therefore cannot be called thy seed.

F20 Ib. in Misn. Maaserot, c. 1. sect. 1.

Deuteronomy 14:22 In-Context

20 But any winged creature that is clean you may eat.
21 Do not eat anything you find already dead. You may give it to the foreigner residing in any of your towns, and they may eat it, or you may sell it to any other foreigner. But you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.
22 Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.
23 Eat the tithe of your grain, new wine and olive 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, so that you may learn to revere the LORD your God always.
24 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),

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 14:20; S Leviticus 27:30; S Numbers 18:21; Deuteronomy 12:6,17; Nehemiah 10:37
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