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1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

4 These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,

5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.

7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat:

10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.

11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,

14 And every raven after his kind,

15 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,

17 And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,

18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

19 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.

23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.

24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:

25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:

26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.

28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:

29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.

 


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Matthew Henry's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 Bible commentary...



The Israelites to distinguish themselves from other nations. (1-21) Respecting the application of tithes. (22-29)1-21 Moses tells the people of Israel how God had given them three distinguishing privileges, which were their honour, and figures of those spiritual blessings in heavenly things, with which God has in Christ blessed us. Here is election; "The Lord hath chosen thee." He did not choose them because they were by their own acts a peculiar people to him above other nations, but he chose them that they might be so by his grace; and thus were believers chosen, #Eph 1:4|. Here is adoption; "Ye are the children of the Lord your God;" not because God needed children, but because they were orphans, and needed a father. Every spiritual Israelite is indeed a child of God, a partaker of his nature and favour. Here is sanctification; "Thou art a holy people." God's people are required to be holy, and if they are holy, they are indebted to the grace God which makes them so. Those whom God chooses to be his children, he will form to be a holy people, and zealous of good works. They must be careful to avoid every thing which might disgrace their profession, in the sight of those who watch for their halting. Our heavenly Father forbids nothing but for our welfare. Do thyself no harm; do not ruin thy health, thy reputation, thy domestic comforts, thy peace of mind. Especially do not murder thy soul. Do not be the vile slave of thy appetites and passions. Do not render all around thee miserable, and thyself wretched; but aim at that which is most excellent and useful. The laws which regarded many sorts of flesh as unclean, were to keep them from mingling with their idolatrous neighbours. It is plain in the gospel, that these laws are now done away. But let us ask our own hearts, Are we of the children of the Lord our God? Are we separate from the ungodly world, in being set apart to God's glory, the purchase of Christ's blood? Are we subjects of the work of the Holy Ghost? Lord, teach us from these precepts how pure and holy all thy people ought to live!

22-29 A second portion from the produce of their land was required. The whole appointment evidently was against the covetousness, distrust, and selfishness of the human heart. It promoted friendliness, liberality, and cheerfulness, and raised a fund for the relief of the poor. They were taught that their worldly portion was most comfortably enjoyed, when shared with their brethren who were in want. If we thus serve God, and do good with what we have, it is promised that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land. The blessing of God is all to our outward prosperity; and without that blessing, the work of our hands will bring nothing to pass. The blessing descends upon the working hand. Expect not that God should bless thee in thy idleness and love of ease. And it descends upon the giving hand. He who thus scatters, certainly increases; and to be free and generous in the support of religion, and any good work, is the surest and safest way of thriving.

 


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Pam's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 4/03/2014, 6:49pm...

yes this passages applies to us. as we need to consider the 7th year of release and consider giving pardon , making ppl free, helping them. I also think about the slavery issue in our country years back, and how sinful it was for the Christians not to show such kindness on the ppl and where the slaves should have been released and helped in gaining independence.

 


Nick Curran's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment about verse 26 on 3/11/2014, 5:35am...

Sorry Angel but strong drink does NOT equate to sweet drink but alcohol Fact is people often use the term strong drink to discourage alcohol use The term strong drink is used in Leviticus 10 9 and Proverbs 20 in relation to alcohol Some drafts of that verse use the term fermentation which is the technical definition for the process by which liquids become alcoholic Alcohol like food can be used in moderation The bible warns us against gluttony but no one is going to say that you can t eat The scriptures warn us against sexual immorality but 1 Corinthians 7 verse 2 tells people to have spouses IOT avoid sexual immorality ie to have sex with your spouse instead of doing so outside of marriage Look there s no way you can avoid temptation we re all sinners the question is how are you going to respond By attempting to be the super abstinent Christian you re going to find yourself NOT enjoying your walk with the Lord nor celebrating life which is what Deuteronomy 14 verse 26 is telling you to do By not enjoying your walk with the Lord you re setting yourself up to fail big time That is the condition under which you re most vulnerable and where sin and temptation win out

 


Osei kwame's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 3/09/2014, 6:19am...

What is levite and what they do in life Again when every year mouth week or day we should given tithes

 


Angel Gonzalez's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment about verse 26 on 1/27/2014, 12:57pm...

I was confused by the words "Strong drink", but by further reading I conclude that it was not liquor, but a sweet drink. Angel

 


Asanga kingsley abanda's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 1/15/2014, 10:35am...

excellent writer and i like his way of being explisive which ease understanding.

 


Bako.Nam's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment about verse 13 on 1/12/2014, 8:14am...

I am just confused as what clean birds are mentioned in the bible. Can you list them as there are lot of birds.

 


Raymond bennett's Deuteronomy Chapter 14 comment on 12/26/2013, 7:53pm...

These laws was given to Israel, but i believe God wanted this for all people.God have one law for the stranger and the home borne.To say that Christ put a end to these healthy directive is to say He doesn't wish christian to be prosperous and be in good health.

 


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