Deuteronomy 14:22-29


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.
27 And do not neglect the Levites living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.
28 At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns,
29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Deuteronomy 14:22-29 Meaning and Commentary


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.

Cross References 18

  • 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
  • 7. Matthew 21:12; John 2:14
  • 8. S Leviticus 10:9; Ecclesiastes 10:16-17
  • 9. S Leviticus 23:40; S Deuteronomy 12:18; Deuteronomy 12:7-8
  • 10. S Deuteronomy 12:19
  • 11. S Numbers 18:20; Numbers 26:62; Deuteronomy 18:1-2
  • 12. S Leviticus 27:30
  • 13. Deuteronomy 26:12
  • 14. ver 27; Genesis 47:22
  • 15. Numbers 26:62
  • 16. Deuteronomy 16:11; Deuteronomy 24:19-21; Psalms 94:6; Isaiah 1:17; Isaiah 58:6; Deuteronomy 26:12
  • 17. S Deuteronomy 6:11
  • 18. Deuteronomy 15:10; Psalms 41:1; Proverbs 22:9; Malachi 3:10
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