NASB — Deuteronomy 14 — KJV

Clean and Unclean Animals

1 “You are athe sons of the LORD your God; byou shall not cut yourselves nor Ishave your forehead for the sake of the dead. 2 For you are aa holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a bpeople for His Iown possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

[1] ILit make a baldness between your eyes aRo 8:16; 9:8, 26; Ga 3:26; 1 Jn 3:1 bLv 19:28; 21:5; Jr 16:6; 41:5
[2] IOr special treasure aLv 20:26; Dt 7:6; Ro 12:1 bEx 19:5; Dt 4:20; 26:18; Tit 2:14; 1P 2:9

3 ¶ “aYou shall not eat any detestable thing. 4 aThese are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, 5 Ithe deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep. 6 Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in Itwo [and] IIchews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. 7 Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which Ichew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in IItwo: the camel and the IIIrabbit and the IVshaphan, for though they Ichew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you. 8 The pig, because it divides the hoof but [does] not [chew] the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses.

[3] aEzk 4:14
[4] aLv 11:2-45; Ac 10:14
[5] IExact identification of these animals is uncertain
[6] ILit two hoofs IILit brings up
[7] ILit brings up IILit a cleaving IIIOr hare IVA small, shy, furry animal (Hyrax syriacus) found in the peninsula of the Sinai, northern Israel, and the region round the Dead Sea; KJV coney, orig NASB rock-badger

9 ¶ “These you may eat of all that are in water: anything that has fins and scales you may eat, 10 but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

11 ¶ “You may eat any clean bird. 12 But athese are the ones which you shall not eat: the Ieagle and the vulture and the IIbuzzard, 13 and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, 14 and every raven in its kind, 15 and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, 16 the little owl, the Igreat owl, the white owl, 17 the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, 18 the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. 19 And all the Iteeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten. 20 You may eat any clean bird.

[12] IOr vulture IIOr black vulture aLv 11:13
[16] IOr great horned owl
[19] II.e. flying insects

21 ¶ “aYou shall not eat anything which dies [of itself]. You may give it to the alien who is in your Itown, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are ba holy people to the LORD your God. cYou shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

[21] ILit gates aLv 17:15; 22:8; Ezk 4:14; 44:31 bDt 14:2 cEx 23:19; 34:26

22 ¶ “You ashall surely tithe all the produce from Iwhat you sow, which comes out of the field every year. 23 You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, aat the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may blearn to fear the LORD your God always. 24 If the Idistance is so great for you that you are not able to IIbring [the tithe], since the place where the LORD your God chooses ato set His name is too far away from you when the LORD your God blesses you, 25 then you shall Iexchange [it] for money, and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses. 26 You may spend the money for whatever your Iheart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your Iheart IIdesires; and athere you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household. 27 Also you shall not neglect athe Levite who is in your Itown, bfor he has no portion or inheritance among you.

[22] ILit your seed aLv 27:30; Dt 12:6, 17; Ne 10:37
[23] aDt 12:5 bDt 4:10; Ps 2:11; 111:10; 147:11; Is 8:13; Jr 32:38-40
[24] ILit way IILit carry it aDt 12:5, 21
[25] ILit give in money
[26] ILit soul IILit asks of you aDt 12:7
[27] ILit gates aDt 12:12 bNu 18:20; Dt 10:9; 18:12

28 ¶ “aAt the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit [it] in your Itown. 29 The Levite, abecause he has no portion or inheritance among you, and bthe alien, the Iorphan and the widow who are in your IItown, shall come and ceat and be satisfied, in order that dthe LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

[28] ILit gates aDt 26:12
[29] IOr fatherless IILit gates aDt 10:9 bDt 16:11, 14; 24:19-21; 26:12; Ps 94:6; Is 1:17 cDt 6:11 dDt 15:10; Mal 3:10

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

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.

[1] Gn 6:2, 4; Ex 4:22; Lv 19:27; 21:5; Ps 82:6; Jr 3:19; 16:6; 41:5; 47:5; Ho 1:10; Jn 1:12; 11:52; Ro 8:16; 9:8, 26; 2Co 6:18; Ga 3:26; 1Th 4:13; He 2:10; 1Jn 3:1, 10; 5:2.
[2] Ex 19:5; Lv 11:45; 19:2; 20:26; Dt 7:6; 14:21; 26:18; 28:9; Is 6:13; 62:12; Ezk 21:2; Dn 8:24; 12:7; Tit 2:14; 1P 2:9.

What may, and what may not be eaten,

3 ¶ Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

[3] Lv 11:43; 20:25; Is 65:4; Ezk 4:14; Ac 10:12; Ro 14:14; 1Co 10:28; Tit 1:15.

of beasts,

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.

[4] Lv 11:2; 1K 4:23.
[5] Dt 14:5.
[6] Ps 1:1; Pv 18:1; 2Co 6:17.
[7] Mt 7:22, 26; 2Ti 3:5; Tit 1:16; 2P 2:18.
[8] Lv 11:26; Is 65:4; 66:3, 17; Lk 15:15; 2P 2:22.

of fishes,

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.

[9] Lv 11:9.

of fowls.

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.

[12] Lv 11:13.
[13] Lv 11:14; Dt 14:13.
[15] Jb 30:29.
[16] Dt 14:16.
[17] Dt 14:17.
[18] Dt 14:18.
[19] Lv 11:20; Php 3:19.

That which dieth of itself may not be eaten.

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.

[21] Ex 12:43; 23:19; 34:26; Lv 17:15; 19:33; 22:8; Dt 14:2; Ezk 4:14; Dn 8:24; 12:7; Ac 15:20; Ro 12:2; 1P 1:16.

Tithes of divine service.

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

[22] Lv 27:30; Nu 18:21; Dt 12:6, 17; 26:12; Ne 10:37.

Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before the LORD.

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.

[23] Dt 12:5, 17; 15:19.
[24] Ex 23:31; Dt 11:24; 12:5, 21.
[26] Dt 12:7, 12, 15, 18, 20; 26:11; Ezr 7:15, 22; Ps 106:14; Ec 9:7; Mt 21:12; Mk 11:15; Jn 2:14; 1Co 6:12; 10:6.
[27] Nu 18:20; Dt 12:12, 18; 14:29; 18:1; Ga 6:6; 1Ti 5:17.

The third year's tithe of alms and charity.

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.

[28] Dt 14:22; 26:12; Am 4:4.
[29] Ex 22:21; Lv 19:34; Dt 12:12; 14:27; 15:10; 16:11, 14; 24:19; 26:12; Jb 31:16; Ps 41:1; Pv 3:9; 11:24; 19:17; Is 58:7; Mal 3:10; Lk 6:35; 11:41; 14:12; 2Co 9:6; He 13:2; Jm 1:27.

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