14"Since you are the people of the LORD your God, never cut yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead.H1121H3068H430H1413H7760H7144H5869H4191 2You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.H6918H5971H3068H430H3068H977H5459H5971H5971H6440H127 3"You must not eat any detestable animals that are ceremonially unclean.H398H8441 4These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,H929H398H7794H7716H3775H5795 5the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the addax, the antelope, and the mountain sheep.H354H6643H3180H689H1788H8377H2169 6"You may eat any animal that has completely split hooves and chews the cud,H929H6536H6541H8157H8156H8147H6541H5927H1625H929H398 7but if the animal doesn't have both, it may not be eaten. So you may not eat the camel, the hare, or the hyrax. They chew the cud but do not have split hooves, so they are ceremonially unclean for you.H398H5927H1625H6536H8156H6541H1581H768H8227H5927H1625H6536H6541H2931 8And you may not eat the pig. It has split hooves but does not chew the cud, so it is ceremonially unclean for you. You may not eat the meat of these animals or even touch their carcasses.H2386H6536H6541H1625H2931H398H1320H5060H5038 9"Of all the marine animals, you may eat whatever has both fins and scales.H398H4325H5579H7193H398 10You may not, however, eat marine animals that do not have both fins and scales. They are ceremonially unclean for you.H5579H7193H398H2931 11"You may eat any bird that is ceremonially clean.H2889H6833H398 12These are the birds you may not eat: the griffon vulture, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,H398H5404H6538H5822 13the kite, the falcon, buzzards of all kinds,H7201H344H1772H4327 14ravens of all kinds,H6158H4327 15the eagle owl, the short-eared owl, the seagull, hawks of all kinds,H1323H3284H8464H7828H5322H4327 16the little owl, the great owl, the barn owl,H3563H3244H8580 17the desert owl, the Egyptian vulture, the cormorant,H6893H7360H7994 18the stork, herons of all kinds, the hoopoe, and the bat.H2624H601H4327H1744H5847 19"All winged insects that walk along the ground are ceremonially unclean for you and may not be eaten.H8318H5775H2931H398 20But you may eat any winged bird or insect that is ceremonially clean.H2889H5775H398 21"You must not eat anything that has died a natural death. You may give it to a foreigner living in your town, or you may sell it to a stranger. But do not eat it yourselves, for you are set apart as holy to the LORD your God. "You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.H398H5038H5414H1616H8179H398H4376H5237H6918H5971H3068H430H1310H1423H517H2461 22"You must set aside a tithe of your crops—one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year.H6237H6237H8393H2233H7704H3318H8141H8141 23Bring this tithe to the designated place of worship—the place the LORD your God chooses for his name to be honored—and eat it there in his presence. This applies to your tithes of grain, new wine, olive oil, and the firstborn males of your flocks and herds. Doing this will teach you always to fear the LORD your God.H398H6440H3068H430H4725H977H7931H8034H4643H1715H8492H3323H1062H1241H6629H3925H3372H3068H430H3117 24"Now when the LORD your God blesses you with a good harvest, the place of worship he chooses for his name to be honored might be too far for you to bring the tithe.H1870H7235H3588H3201H5375H4725H7368H3068H430H977H7760H8034H3068H430H1288 25If so, you may sell the tithe portion of your crops and herds, put the money in a pouch, and go to the place the LORD your God has chosen.H5414H3701H6696H3701H3027H1980H4725H3068H430H977 26When you arrive, you may use the money to buy any kind of food you want—cattle, sheep, goats, wine, or other alcoholic drink. Then feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and celebrate with your household.H5414H3701H5315H183H1241H6629H3196H7941H5315H7592H398H6440H3068H430H8055H1004 27And do not neglect the Levites in your town, for they will receive no allotment of land among you.H3881H8179H5800H2506H5159 28"At the end of every third year, bring the entire tithe of that year's harvest and store it in the nearest town.H7097H7969H8141H3318H4643H8393H8141H3240H8179 29Give it to the Levites, who will receive no allotment of land among you, as well as to the foreigners living among you, the orphans, and the widows in your towns, so they can eat and be satisfied. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all your work.H3881H2506H5159H1616H3490H490H8179H935H398H7646H3068H430H1288H4639H3027H6213
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