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Deuteronomy 14 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Clean and Unclean Animals

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:1 -

“You are the sons of Yahweh your God; you shall not gash yourselves nor [fn]shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:2 - “For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God, and Yahweh has chosen you to be a people for His [fn]treasured possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
(Lev 11:1–47 )
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:3 -

“You shall not eat any abominable thing.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:4 - “These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:5 - [fn]the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:6 - “And any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in [fn]two and [fn]chews the cud, among the animals, that one you may eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:7 - “Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which [fn]chew the cud or among those that divide the hoof in [fn]two: the camel and the [fn]rabbit and the [fn]shaphan, for though they [fn]chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:8 - “And 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:9 -

“These you may eat of all that are in water: anything that has fins and scales you may eat,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:10 - but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:11 -

“You may eat any clean bird.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:12 - “But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the [fn]eagle and the vulture and the [fn]buzzard,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:13 - and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:14 - and every raven in its kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:15 - and the ostrich, the owl, the gull, and the hawk in their kinds,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:16 - the little owl, the [fn]great owl, the white owl,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:17 - the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:18 - the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:19 - “And all the [fn]teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:20 - “You may eat any clean bird.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:21 -

“You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your gates, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:22 -

“You shall surely tithe all the produce from [fn]what you sow, which comes out of the field every year.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:23 - “And you shall eat in the presence of Yahweh your God, at the place where He chooses for His name to dwell, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear Yahweh your God all your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:24 - “And if the [fn]distance is so great for you that you are not able to [fn]bring the tithe, since the place where Yahweh your God chooses to set His name is too far away from you when Yahweh your God blesses you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:25 - then you shall [fn]exchange it for money and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which Yahweh your God chooses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - “And you may spend the money for whatever your [fn]heart desires: for oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink or whatever your [fn]heart [fn]desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of Yahweh your God and be glad, you and your household.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:27 - “Also you shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:28 -

“At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year and shall deposit it within your gates.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - “And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the sojourner, the [fn]orphan, and the widow who are within your gates, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
LSB Footnotes
Lit make a baldness between your eyes
Or special treasure
Exact identification of these animals is uncertain
Lit two hoofs
Lit brings up
Lit brings up
Lit a cleaving
Or hare
A 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
Lit brings up
Or vulture
Or black vulture
Or great horned owl
Flying insects
Lit your seed
Lit way
Lit carry it
Lit give in money
Lit soul
Lit soul
Lit asks of you
Or fatherless

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