14:1-29. Meats.

U3  W  1,2. Yahaveh your 'Elohim. Choosing.
     X  m  3-21. Meats (negative and positive).
         n  22,23. Tithes.
     X  m  24-26. Meats (positive).
         n  27-29-. Tithes.
    W  -29. Yahaveh your 'Elohim. Blessing.

1452 B.C.
Deuteronomy 14)

1: You all are the children of the Lord (Yahaveh) your God (Elohim): you all shall not cut yourselves (cp. Lev. 19:27,28; 21:5. Jer. 16:6; 41:5; 47:5), nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead (= dead people, not dead bodies. No article in Sept. Cp. 28:26 with article, and rendered rightly "carcass").
2: For you are a holy (= set apart, or separate. See Ex. 3:5) people unto the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people unto Himself (= as a treasure. Cp. Deut. 7:6. See Ex. 19:5), above all the nations that are upon the earth (= face of the soil, Heb. 'adamah).

3: You shall not eat any abominable thing.
4: These are the beasts which you all shall eat (there are 11 animals named in Deuteronomy which are not included in Leviticus and Numbers. More names known after 40 years from Egypt. Cp. Lev. 11): the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
5: The hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the mountain goat, and the antelope, and the mountain sheep.
6: And every beast that parts the hoof (cp. Lev. 11:2,8), and cleaves the cleft into two claws, and chews the cud among the beasts, that you all shall eat.
7: Nevertheless these you all 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 rock-badger: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean to you.
8: And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet chews not the cud, it is unclean to you: you all shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass (the swine has no sweat glands therefore the poison remains in the flesh. This is why you will get sick if you eat it. Listen to Father, He created you and He knows what's good for you. This is NOT BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS REASONS).

9: These you all shall eat of all that are in the waters (cp. Lev.11:9-12): all that have fins and scales shall you all eat:
10: And whatsoever has not fins and scales you all may not eat; it is unclean to you.

11: Of all clean birds you all shall eat.
12: But these are they of which you all shall not eat (cp. Lev.11:13-20): the eagle, and ossifrage, and the osprey,
13: And the vulture, and the falcon, and the kite after his kind,
14: And every raven after his kind,
15: And the ostrich, and the night hawk, and the sea-gull, and the hawk after his kind,
16: The little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl,
17: And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
18: And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the hoopee, and the bat.
19: And every creeping thing that flies is unclean to you (= swarming creature, i.e. rapidly multiplying. Cp. Gen. 1:20,21; 7:21; 8:17; 9:7. Ex. 8:3. Lev. 11:29 &c.): they shall not be eaten.
20: But of all clean fowls you all may eat.

21: You all shall not eat of any thing that dies of itself (cp. Ex. 22:31. Lev. 11:39; 17:15; 22:8. Ezek. 4:14): you shalt give it to the stranger that is in your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to an alien: for you are an set apart people to the Lord your God.

You shall not boil a kid in his mother's milk (cp. Ex. 23:19; 34:26).

22: You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed (cp. Lev. 27:30. Num. 18:24,30. Deut. 12:6; 4:28; 26:12), that the field brings forth year by year.
23: And you shall eat before the Lord your God (tithes were eaten. See Amos 4:4), in the place which He shall choose to place His name there, the tithe of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks (see Gen.4:4. Ex.13:11-15; 23:19. Lev.27:26. Num. 18:15-17, and Neh. 10:36); that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always.

24: And if the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from you, which the Lord your God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord your God has blessed you:
25: Then shall you turn it into money (as in Matt. 21:12. Mark 11:15. Luke 19:45, and John 2:14,15), and bind up the money in your hand, and shall go to the place which the Lord your shall choose:
26: And you shall bestow that money for whatsoever your soul longs for, for oxen, or for sheep, or for fermented wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul desires (= asks of you): and you shall eat there before your God, and you shall rejoice, you, and yor household,

27: And the Levite that is within your gates (cp. 12:19); you shall not forsake him; for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
28: At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year, and shall lay it up within your gates:
29: And the Levite, {because he has no part nor inheritance with you,} and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied;

that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

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