Matthew Bible

Deuteronomy 14

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

Deuteronomy 14:1 Ye are the chyldren of þe lord your God, cut not your selues nor make you anye baldenesse betwene the eies for any mannes deth. Deuteronomy 14:2 For thou art an holy people vnto the Lord thy God, and the lord hathe chosen the to be a seuerall people vnto hym selfe, of all the nations that are vpon the earth.

What may, and what may not be eaten,

Deuteronomy 14:3 Ye shall eate no maner of abhomination.

of beasts,

Deuteronomy 14:4 These are the beastes which ye shal eate of: oxen, shepe, and gotes, Deuteronomy 14:5 hart, roo, and bugle wyldegote, vnicorne, origen and Camelion. Deuteronomy 14:6 And all beastes that cleaue the hoffe & slytte it into two clawes & chewe the cud, them ye shall eate. Deuteronomy 14:7 Neuerthelesse, these ye shall not eate of them that chewe cud, & of them þt deuyde & cleaue the hoffe: the Camell, the hare, & the cony. For they chew cud, but deuide not the hoffe: & therfore are vnclene vnto you: Deuteronomy 14:8 & also the swine, for though he deuyde the hoffe, yet he cheweth not cud, and therfore is vncleane vnto you: ye shall not eate of the flesh of them nor touch the dead carkasses of them.

of fishes,

Deuteronomy 14:9 These ye shall eate of all that are in the waters: Al that haue fynnes and scales. Deuteronomy 14:10 And whatsoeuer hath not fynnes & scales, of that ye may not eate, for þt is vncleane vnto you.

of fowls.

Deuteronomy 14:11 Of al cleane byrdes ye shal eate, Deuteronomy 14:12 but these are they of whych ye may not eate: the egle, þe goshauke, the cormerant, Deuteronomy 14:13 the ixion þe vultur the kyte, & hyr kinde, Deuteronomy 14:14 and al kinde of rauens Deuteronomy 14:15 the Estrich, the nyght crowe, the kuckou, the sparowhauke & al hyr kind, Deuteronomy 14:16 the litle oule, the greate oule, the backe, Deuteronomy 14:17 the bytture, the pye, Deuteronomy 14:18 þe storke, the heron, the Iaye in hys kynde, the lapwynge, the swalow. Deuteronomy 14:19 And al creping foules are vncleane vnto you & may not be eaten of: Deuteronomy 14:20 but of al cleane foules ye may wel eate.

That which dieth of itself may not be eaten.

Deuteronomy 14:21 Ye shall eate of nothynge that dyeth alone: But thou maiste gyue it vnto the straunger that is in thy city, that he eate it, or maist sell it vnto an aliant. For thou art an holy people vnto the Lord thy god. Thou shalt not seth a kyd in hys mothers mylcke.

Tithes of divine service.

Deuteronomy 14:22 Thou shalt tith al the encrease of thi sede that cometh out of the feld yere bi yere.

Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before the LORD.

Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eate before the lord thi God in the place which he hath chosen to make his name dwel there the tyth of thy corne, or thy wine and of thine oyle, and the fyrstborne of thine oxen & of thy flocke, that thou mayst learne to feare the Lord thy God alway. Deuteronomy 14:24 If the way be to longe for the, so þt thou art not able to carye it, bycause the place is to farre from the whyche the Lord thy God hath chosen to set his name there (for þe Lord thy God hath blessed the) Deuteronomy 14:25 then make it in money and take the money in thyne hande, & go vnto the place which the Lord thi God hath chosen, Deuteronomy 14:26 & bestowe that money on whatsoeuer thi soule lusteth after: of oxen, shepe, wine, & good drinke, and of whatsoeuer thi soule desiereth, & eate there before the Lord thy God and be mery: both thou and thy housholde Deuteronomy 14:27 & the Leuite that is in thi city. Se thou forsake not the Leuite, for he hath neither part nor enheritaunce wyth the.

The third year's tithe of alms and charity.

Deuteronomy 14:28 At the ende of thre yere, thou shalt bryng forth all the tythes of thine encrease the same yere & laye it vp wythin thyne owne cytye, Deuteronomy 14:29 and the Leuite shall come bycause he hathe neither parte nor enheritaunce with the, and the straunger and the fatherles, and the wydowe whych are wythin thy citye and shall eate and fyll them selues: that the Lorde thy God maye blesse the in all thy worckes of thyne hand which thou doest.

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