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Deuteronomy 14 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Clean and Unclean Animals

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:1 - “You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor [fn]shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:2 - “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His [fn]own 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 detestable 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 - “Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in [fn]two and [fn]chews the cud, among the animals, that 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 - “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 sea 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 alien who is in your [fn]town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD 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 - “You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at 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 learn to fear the LORD your God always.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:24 - “If the [fn]distance is so great for you that you are not able to [fn]bring the tithe, since the place where the LORD your God chooses to set His name is too far away from you when the LORD 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 the LORD your God chooses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - “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 the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:27 - “Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your [fn]town, 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 in your [fn]town.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - “The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the [fn]orphan and the widow who are in your [fn]town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: make a baldness between your eyes
Or, special treasure
Exact identification of these animals is uncertain
Literally: two hoofs
Literally: brings up
Literally: brings up
Literally: 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
Or, vulture
Or, black vulture
Or, great horned owl
I.e. flying insects
Literally: gates
Literally: your seed
Literally: way
Literally: carry it
Literally: give in money
Literally: soul
Literally: asks of you
Literally: gates
Literally: gates
Or, fatherless
Literally: gates

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