Numbers 15:19

19 and you eat the food of the land, present a portion as an offering to the LORD.

Read Numbers 15:19 Using Other Translations

Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD.
and when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall present a contribution to the LORD.
and you eat the crops that grow there, you must set some aside as a sacred offering to the LORD .

What does Numbers 15:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Numbers 15:19

Then it shall be, that when ye eat of the bread of the land,
&c.] Of the land of Canaan; when they were about to eat of it, before they actually did; when they were preparing for it, had ground their corn into flour, and had mixed it with water and kneaded it into dough, in order to bake it and make it fit for food; by bread is meant bread corn, such as was the old corn of the land the Israelites first ate of when they entered into it, ( Joshua 5:11 Joshua 5:12 ) ; the Targum of Jonathan adds,

``not of rice, or millet, or pulse,''

but what was made of corn used for bread; and the Jews say F14, there were five things only they were obliged to make the cake of, wheat, barley, "cusmin" or rye, fox ear (barley), and oats; and this is to be understood only of dough made for men's bread, and not for dogs or any other beast F15:

ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the Lord;
and what that is, is expressed in ( Numbers 15:20 ) .


F14 Misn. Challah, c. 1. sect. 1.
F15 Schulchan Aruch, ut supra, (par. 2.) c. 330. sect. 8, 9.
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