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Deuteronomy 14

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

Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the children of the Lord your God. Ye shall not cut yourselues, nor make you any baldnesse betweene your eyes for the dead. Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou art an holy people vnto ye Lorde thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a precious people vnto himselfe, aboue all the people that are vpon the earth.

What may, and what may not be eaten,

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

of beasts,

Deuteronomy 14:4 These are the beastes, which ye shall eate, the beefe, the sheepe, and the goate, Deuteronomy 14:5 The hart, and the roe buck, and the bugle, and the wilde goate, and the vnicorne, & the wilde oxe, and the chamois. Deuteronomy 14:6 And euery beast that parteth ye hoofe, and cleaueth the clift into two clawes, and is of the beasts that cheweth the cudde, that shall ye eate. Deuteronomy 14:7 But these ye shall not eate, of them that chew the cud, and of them that deuide and cleaue the hoofe onely: ye camell, nor the hare, nor the cony: for they chewe the cudde, but deuide not ye hoofe: therefore they shall be vncleane vnto you: Deuteronomy 14:8 Also the swine, because he deuideth the hoofe, and cheweth not the cud, shalbe vncleane vnto you: ye shal not eate of their flesh, nor touch their dead carkeises.

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 no finnes nor scales, ye shall not eate: it shall be vncleane vnto you.

of fowls.

Deuteronomy 14:11 Of all cleane birdes ye shall eate: Deuteronomy 14:12 But these are they, whereof ye shall not eate: the egle, nor the goshawke, nor the osprey, Deuteronomy 14:13 Nor the glead nor the kite, nor the vulture, after their kind, Deuteronomy 14:14 Nor all kinde of rauens, Deuteronomy 14:15 Nor the ostrich, nor the nightcrow, nor the semeaw, nor the hawke after her kinde, Deuteronomy 14:16 Neither the litle owle, nor the great owle, nor the redshanke, Deuteronomy 14:17 Nor the pellicane, nor the swanne, nor the cormorant: Deuteronomy 14:18 The storke also, and the heron in his kinde, nor the lapwing, nor the backe. Deuteronomy 14:19 And euery creeping thing that flieth, shall be vncleane vnto you: it shall not be eaten. 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 nothing that dieth alone, but thou shalt giue it vnto the stranger that is within thy gates, that he may eate it: or thou maiest sell it vnto a stranger: for thou art an holy people vnto the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mothers milke.

Tithes of divine service.

Deuteronomy 14:22 Thou shalt giue the tithe of all the increase of thy seede, that commeth foorth of the fielde yeere by yeere.

Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before the LORD.

Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eate before the Lorde thy God (in the place which he shall chose to cause his Name to dwell there) the tithe of thy corne, of thy wine, and of thine oyle, and the first borne of thy kine and of thy sheepe, that thou maiest learne to feare the Lord thy God alway. Deuteronomy 14:24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to cary it, because the place is farre from thee, where the Lord thy God shall chose to set his Name, when the Lorde thy God shall blesse thee, Deuteronomy 14:25 Then shalt thou make it in money, and take the money in thine hand, and goe vnto the place which the Lord thy God shall chose. Deuteronomy 14:26 And thou shalt bestowe the money for whatsoeuer thine heart desireth: whether it be oxe, or sheepe, or wine, or strong drinke, or whatsoeuer thine heart desireth: and shalt eate it there before the Lord thy God, and reioyce, both thou, and thine household. Deuteronomy 14:27 And the Leuite that is within thy gates, shalt thou not forsake: for he hath neither part nor inheritance with thee.

The third year's tithe of alms and charity.

Deuteronomy 14:28 At the end of three yeere thou shalt bring foorth all the tithes of thine increase of the same yeere, and lay it vp within thy gates. Deuteronomy 14:29 Then ye Leuite shall come, because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger, and the fatherlesse, and the widowe, which are within thy gates, and shall eate, and be filled, that the Lord thy God may blesse thee in al the worke of thine hand which thou doest.

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