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Deuteronomy 14

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

Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the childre of the Lord your God: Ye shall not cut your selues, nor make you any baldnes betwene your eyes for ye dead man. Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou art an holye people vnto the Lorde thy God, and the Lorde hath chosen thee to be a seuerall people vnto hym selfe, aboue all the nations that are vpon the earth.

What may, and what may not be eaten,

Deuteronomy 14:3 Thou shalt eate no maner of abhomination.

of beasts,

Deuteronomy 14:4 These are the beastes which ye shall eate of, Oxen, Sheepe, and Goates: Deuteronomy 14:5 Roe, Bucke, and Bugle, wilde Goate, Unicorne, wylde Oxen and Camoise, Deuteronomy 14:6 And all beastes that cleaue the hoofe, and cleaueth the clift into two clawes, and chewe the cud, them ye shall eate. Deuteronomy 14:7 Neuerthelesse, these ye shall not eate of them that chewe cud & of them that deuide and cleaue the hoofe only, the Camel, the Hare, and the Conie: for they chewe the cud, but deuide not the hoofe: therfore they are vncleane vnto you. Deuteronomy 14:8 And also the Swine, though he deuide the hoofe, yet he cheweth not cud, therefore is he vncleane vnto you: ye shall not eate of the fleshe of suche, nor touche the dead carkasse of them.

of fishes,

Deuteronomy 14:9 These ye 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 finnes and scales, of that ye may not eate, but it is vncleane vnto you.

of fowls.

Deuteronomy 14:11 Of all cleane byrdes ye shall eate. Deuteronomy 14:12 But these are they of whiche ye shall not eate: the Egle, the Goshauke, and the Ospray. Deuteronomy 14:13 The Glede, the Kite, and the Uulture after their kinde. Deuteronomy 14:14 And all kinde of Rauens. Deuteronomy 14:15 The Estritch, the Nightcrowe, the Cockowe, and the Sparowehauke after their kinde. Deuteronomy 14:16 The litle Owle, the great Owle, nor the Redshanke. Deuteronomy 14:17 The Pellicane, the Swanne, nor the Cormorant. Deuteronomy 14:18 The Storke, the Heron in his kinde, the Lapwing, the Backe. Deuteronomy 14:19 And let euery creeping thing that fleeth, be vncleane vnto you, and not be eaten of. Deuteronomy 14:20 But of all cleane foules ye may eate.

That which dieth of itself may not be eaten.

Deuteronomy 14:21 Ye shall eate of nothyng that dyeth alone: But thou shalt geue it vnto the straunger that is in thy citie, that he eate it, or thou mayest sell it vnto a straunger: For thou art an holy people vnto the Lorde thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mothers milke.

Tithes of divine service.

Deuteronomy 14:22 Thou shalt tythe all the increase of thy seede, that the fielde bringeth foorth yere by yere.

Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before the LORD.

Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eate before the Lorde thy God, in the place whiche he hath chosen & where he hath put his name, the tithe of thy corne, and of thy wine, and of thyne oyle, and the first borne of thy kine, and of thy sheepe: that thou mayest learne to feare the Lorde thy God alwayes. Deuteronomy 14:24 If the way be to long for thee, so that thou art not able to carie it, and if the place be farre from thee, whiche the Lorde thy God hath chosen to set his name there, and the Lorde thy God hath blessed thee: Deuteronomy 14:25 Then shalt thou make it in money, and take the money in thine hande, and go vnto the place which the Lorde thy God shall chose, Deuteronomy 14:26 And thou shalt bestowe that money for whatsoeuer thy soule lusteth after, for oxen and sheepe, wine and strong drinke, and for whatsoeuer thy soule desireth: and thou shalt eate there before the Lorde thy God, and be merie, both thou and thyne housholde. Deuteronomy 14:27 And the Leuite that is within thy gates, shalt thou not forsake, for he hath neither part nor inheritaunce with thee.

The third year's tithe of alms and charity.

Deuteronomy 14:28 At the ende of three yeres thou shalt bryng foorth all the tythes of thyne encrease the same yere, and lay it vp within thyne owne gates. Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Leuite whiche hath no part nor inheritaunce with thee, shal come, and the straunger, the fatherlesse, & the widowe whiche are within thy gates shall eate and be filled, that the Lorde thy God may blesse thee in al ye workes of thyne hande whiche thou doest.

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