1611 King James Bible

Deuteronomy 14

God's children are not to disfigure themselves in mourning.

Deuteronomy 14:1 Yee [are] the children of the LORD your God: yee shall not cutte your selues, nor make any baldnesse betweene your eyes for the dead. Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou [art] an holy people vnto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people vnto himselfe, aboue all the nations that are vpon the earth.

What may, and what may not be eaten,

Deuteronomy 14:3 Thou shalt not eate any abominable thing.

of beasts,

Deuteronomy 14:4 These are the beasts which yee shall eate: the oxe, the sheepe, and the goat, Deuteronomy 14:5 The Hart, and the Roe bucke, and the fallow deere, and the wilde goat, and the Pygarg, and the wilde oxe, and the chamois. Deuteronomy 14:6 And euery beast that parteth the hoofe, and cleaueth the clift into two clawes, [and] cheweth the cud amongst the beasts: that ye shall eate. Deuteronomy 14:7 Neuerthelesse these yee shall not eate, of them that chew the cud, or of them that diuide the clouen hoofe, [as] the camel, and the hare, and the cony: for they chew the cudde, but diuide not the hoofe, [therefore] they [are] vncleane vnto you. Deuteronomy 14:8 And the swine, because it diuideth the hoofe, yet cheweth not the cud, it [is] vncleane vnto you: ye shall not eate of their flesh, nor touch their dead carkeise.

of fishes,

Deuteronomy 14:9 These yee shall eate of all that [are] in the waters: all that haue finnes and scales shall ye eate: Deuteronomy 14:10 And whatsoeuer hath not sinnes and scales, ye may not eat: it [is] vncleane vnto you.

of fowls.

Deuteronomy 14:11 Of all cleane birds ye shall eate. Deuteronomy 14:12 But these [are they] of which ye shall not eat: the Eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, Deuteronomy 14:13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kinde, Deuteronomy 14:14 And euery rauen after his kinde, Deuteronomy 14:15 And the owle, & the night hawke, and the cuckow, and the hawke after his kinde, Deuteronomy 14:16 The little owle, and the great owle, and the swanne, Deuteronomy 14:17 And the pellicane, and the Geer-eagle, and the cormorant, Deuteronomy 14:18 And the Storke, and the Heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the batte. Deuteronomy 14:19 And euery creeping thing that flyeth, is vncleane vnto you: they shall not be eaten. Deuteronomy 14:20 [But] of all cleane foules ye may eat.

That which dieth of itself may not be eaten.

Deuteronomy 14:21 Ye shall not eate of any thing that dieth of it selfe: thou shalt giue it vnto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eate it, or thou mayest sell it vnto an alien: for thou [art] an holy people vnto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kidde in his mothers milke.

Tithes of divine service.

Deuteronomy 14:22 Thou shalt truely tithe all the increase of thy seede, that the field bringeth forth yeere by yeere.

Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before the LORD.

Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eate before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall chuse to place his Name there, the tithe of thy corne, of thy wine, and of thine oyle, and the firstlings of thy herdes, [and] of thy flockes: that thou mayest learne to feare the LORD thy God alwayes. Deuteronomy 14:24 And if the way bee too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carie it, [or] if the place be too farre from thee, which the LORD thy God shall chuse to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: Deuteronomy 14:25 Then shalt thou turne it into money, and binde vp the money in thine hand, and shalt goe vnto the place which the LORD thy God shal chuse. Deuteronomy 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoeuer thy soule lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheepe, or for wine, or for strong drinke, or for whatsoeuer thy soule desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt reioyce, thou and thine houshold. Deuteronomy 14:27 And the Leuite that is within thy gates, thou shalt not forsake him: for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.

The third year's tithe of alms and charity.

Deuteronomy 14:28 At the end of three yeres thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same yeere, and shalt lay it vp within thy gates. Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Leuite, because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger, and the fatherlesse, and the widowe which are within thy gates, shall come and shal eate, and be satisfied, that the LORD thy God may blesse thee, in all the worke of thine hande which thou doest.

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