Deuteronomy 14:22-24

Tithes

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),

Deuteronomy 14:22 in Other Translations

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

Deuteronomy 14:22-24 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 14

In this chapter some cautions are given against the use of some rites and ceremonies in mourning for the dead, with the reason thereof, De 14:1,2 and instructions about what are lawful to be eaten, and what not, whether of beasts, fishes, or fowl, De 14:3-21, and concerning eating one sort of tithes both at the place God should choose, and within their own gates, De 14:22-29.

Deuteronomy 14:22-24 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),
25 then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose.
26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Genesis 14:20; S Leviticus 27:30; S Numbers 18:21; Deuteronomy 12:6,17; Nehemiah 10:37
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 12:17,18
  • 3. Psalms 4:7
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 12:5; 1 Kings 3:2
  • 5. S Deuteronomy 4:10
  • 6. Psalms 22:23; Psalms 33:8; Malachi 2:5
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.