Deuteronomy 14

1You are the children of the Lord your God: you shall not make any baldness between you eyes for the dead. 2For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord your God has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself of all the nations on the face of the earth. 3You shall not eat any abominable thing. 4These are the beasts which you shall eat; the calf of the herd, and lamb of the sheep, and kid of the goats; 5the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, and the mountain goat. 6Every beast that divides the hoofs, and makes claws of two divisions, and that chews the cud among beasts, these you shall eat. 7And these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, and of those that divide the hoofs, and make distinct claws; the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit; because they chew the cud, and do not divide the hoof, these are unclean to you. 8And as for the swine, because he divides the hoof, and makes claws of the hoof, yet he chews not the cud, he is unclean to you; you shall not eat of their flesh, you shall not touch their dead bodies. 9And these you shall eat of all that are in the water, you shall eat all that have fins and scales. 10And all that have not fins and scales you shall not eat; they are unclean to you. 11You shall eat every clean bird. 12And these among them you shall not eat: the eagle, the ossifrage, the sea-eagle, 13the vulture, the kite and the like to it, 15the sparrow, the owl, the seagull, 16the heron, the swan, the stork, 17the cormorant, the hawk and its like, the hoopoe, the raven, 18the pelican, and the diver and the like to it, and the redbill and the bat. 19All winged animals that creep are unclean to you; you shall not eat of them. 20You shall eat every clean bird. 21You shall eat nothing that dies of itself; it shall be given to the sojourner in your cities and he shall eat it, or you shall sell it to a stranger, because you are a holy people unto the Lord your God. You shall not boil a lamb in his mother's milk. 22You shall tithe a tenth of all the produce of your seed, the fruit of your field, year by year. 23And you shall eat it in the place which the Lord your God shall choose to have His name called there; you shall bring the tithe of your grain and of your wine, and of your oil, the firstborn of your herd and of your flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God at all times. 24And if the journey is too far for you, and you are not able to bring them, because the place is far from you which the Lord your God shall choose to have His name called there, because the Lord your God will bless you; 25then you shall sell them for money, and you shall take the money in your hands, and you shall go to the place which the Lord your God shall choose. 26And you shall give the money for whatsoever your soul shall desire, for oxen or for sheep, or for wine, or you shall lay it out on strong drink, or on whatsoever your soul may desire, and you shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice and your house, 27and the Levite that is in your cities, because he has not a portion or inheritance with you. 28After three years you shall bring out all the tithes of your fruits, in that year you shall lay it up in your cities. 29And the Levite shall come, because he has no part or lot with you, and the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow which is in your cities, and they shall eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the works which you shall do.
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