14:1 Ye [are] the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not
cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the
14:2 For thou [art] a holy people to the LORD thy God, and the
LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people to himself, above
all the nations that [are] upon the earth.
14:3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
14:4 These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the
sheep, and the goat,
14:5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow-deer, and the
wild-goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
14:6 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.
14:7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of them that chew the
cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; the camel, and the
hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the
hoof; [therefore] they [are] unclean to you.
14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth
not the cud, [is] unclean to you: ye shall not eat of their
flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
14:9 These ye shall eat, of all that [are] in the waters: all
that have fins and scales shall ye eat:
14:10 And whatever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it
[is] unclean to you.
14:11 [Of] all clean birds ye shall eat.
14:12 But these [are they] of which ye shall not eat: the eagle,
and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
14:13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vultur after his
14:14 And every raven after his kind,
14:15 And the owl, and the night-hawk, and the cuckow, and the
hawk after his kind,
14:16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
14:17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, and the cormorant,
14:18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the
lapwing, and the bat.
14:19 And every creeping animal that flieth [is] unclean to you:
they shall not be eaten.
14:20 [But of] all clean fowls ye may eat.
14:21 Ye shall not eat [of] any thing that dieth of itself: thou
shalt give it to the stranger that [is] in thy gates, that he
may eat it; or thou mayest sell it to an alien: for thou [art]
a holy people to the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid
in his mother's milk.
14:22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that
the field bringeth forth year by year.
14:23 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 thy oil, and the firstlings of thy
herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the
LORD thy God always.
14:24 And if the way is too long for thee, so that thou art not
able to carry it; [or] if the place is too far from thee, which
the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the
LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
14:25 Then shalt thou turn [it] into money, and bind up the
money in thy hand, and shalt go to the place which the LORD thy
God shall choose:
14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatever thy soul
desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong
drink, or for whatever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat
there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou,
and thy household.
14:27 And the Levite that [is] within thy gates, thou shalt not
forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
14:28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the
tithe of thy increase the same year, and shalt lay [it] up
within thy gates:
14:29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance
with thee) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow,
who [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 thy hand which thou doest.