1 ‘Sons ye are to Jehovah your God; ye do not cut yourselves, nor make baldness between your eyes for the dead; 2for a holy people art thou to Jehovah thy God, and on thee hath Jehovah fixed to be to Him for a people, a peculiar treasure, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the ground.
4 ‘this is the beast which ye do eat: ox, lamb of the sheep, or kid of the goats, 5hart, and roe, and fallow deer, and wild goat, and pygarg, and wild ox, and chamois; 6and every beast dividing the hoof, and cleaving the cleft into two hoofs, bringing up the cud, among the beasts—it ye do eat.
7 ‘Only, this ye do not eat, of those bringing up the cud, and of those dividing the cloven hoof: the camel, and the hare, and the rabbit, for they are bringing up the cud but the hoof have not divided; unclean they are to you; 8and the sow, for it is dividing the hoof, and not bringing up the cud, unclean it is to you; of their flesh ye do not eat, and against their carcase ye do not come.
11 ‘Any clean bird ye do eat; 12and these are they of which ye do not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, 13and the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after its kind, 14and every raven after its kind; 15and the owl, and the night-hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after its kind; 16the little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, 17and the pelican, and the gier-eagle, and the cormorant, 18and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the lapwing, and the bat; 19and every teeming thing which is flying, unclean it is to you; they are not eaten; 20any clean fowl ye do eat.
21 ‘Ye do not eat of any carcase; to the sojourner who is within thy gates thou dost give it, and he hath eaten it; or sell it to a stranger; for a holy people thou art to Jehovah thy God; thou dost not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.
22 ‘Thou dost certainly tithe all the increase of thy seed which the field is bringing forth year by year; 23and thou hast eaten before Jehovah thy God, in the place where He doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle, the tithe of thy corn, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herd, and of thy flock, so that thou dost learn to fear Jehovah thy God all the days.
24 ‘And when the way is too much for thee, that thou art not able to carry it—when the place is too far off from thee which Jehovah thy God doth choose to put His name there, when Jehovah thy God doth bless thee;— 25then thou hast given it in money, and hast bound up the money in thy hand, and gone unto the place on which Jehovah thy God doth fix; 26and thou hast given the money for any thing which thy soul desireth, for oxen, and for sheep, and for wine, and for strong drink, and for any thing which thy soul asketh, and thou hast eaten there before Jehovah thy God, and thou hast rejoiced, thou and thy house. 27As to the Levite who is within thy gates, thou dost not forsake him, for he hath no portion and inheritance with thee.
28 ‘At the end of three years thou dost bring out all the tithe of thine increase in that year, and hast placed it within thy gates; 29and come in hath the Levite (for he hath no part and inheritance with thee), and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates, and they have eaten, and been satisfied, so that Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou dost.