Deuteronomy 14-16 Young’s Literal Translation

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14 1  'Sons ye 'are' to Jehovah your God; ye do not cut yourselves, nor make baldness between your eyes for the dead; 2  for 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.

Clean and Unclean Food

3  'Thou dost not eat any abominable thing; 4  'this 'is' the beast which ye do eat: ox, lamb of the sheep, or kid of the goats, 5  hart, and roe, and fallow deer, and wild goat, and pygarg, and wild ox, and chamois; 6  and 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; 8  and 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. 9  'This ye do eat of all that 'are' in the waters; all that hath fins and scales ye do eat; 10  and anything which hath not fins and scales ye do not eat; unclean it 'is' to you. 11  'Any clean bird ye do eat; 12  and these 'are' they of which ye do not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, 13  and the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after its kind, 14  and every raven after its kind; 15  and the owl, and the night-hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after its kind; 16  the 'little' owl, and the 'great' owl, and the swan, 17  and the pelican, and the gier-eagle, and the cormorant, 18  and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the lapwing, and the bat; 19  and every teeming thing which is flying, unclean it 'is' to you; they are not eaten; 20  any 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.

The Law of the Tithe

22  'Thou dost certainly tithe all the increase of thy seed which the field is bringing forth year by year; 23  and 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;— 25  then 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; 26  and 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. 27  As 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; 29  and 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.

The Year of Release

15 1  'At the end of seven years thou dost make a release, 2  and this 'is' the matter of the release: Every owner of a loan 'is' to release his hand which he doth lift up against his neighbour, he doth not exact of his neighbour and of his brother, but hath proclaimed a release to Jehovah; 3  of the stranger thou mayest exact, and that which is thine with thy brother doth thy hand release; 4  only when there is no needy one with thee, for Jehovah doth greatly bless thee in the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee—an inheritance to possess it. 5  'Only, if thou dost diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, to observe to do all this command which I am commanding thee to-day, 6  for Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee as He hath spoken to thee; and thou hast lent 'to' many nations, and thou hast not borrowed; and thou hast ruled over many nations, and over thee they do not rule.

Lending to the Poor

7  'When there is with thee any needy one of one of thy brethren, in one of thy cities, in thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, thou dost not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother; 8  for thou dost certainly open thy hand to him, and dost certainly lend him sufficient for his lack which he lacketh. 9  'Take heed to thee lest there be a word in thy heart—worthless, saying, Near 'is' the seventh year, the year of release; and thine eye is evil against thy needy brother, and thou dost not give to him, and he hath called concerning thee unto Jehovah, and it hath been in thee sin; 10  thou dost certainly give to him, and thy heart is not sad in thy giving to him, for because of this thing doth Jehovah thy God bless thee in all thy works, and in every putting forth of thy hand; 11  because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.

The Treatment of Servants

12  'When thy brother is sold to thee, a Hebrew or a Hebrewess, and he hath served thee six years—then in the seventh year thou dost send him away free from thee. 13  And when thou dost send him away free from thee, thou dost not send him away empty; 14  thou dost certainly encircle him out of thy flock, and out of thy threshing-floor, and out of thy wine-vat; 'of' that which Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee thou dost give to him, 15  and thou hast remembered that a servant thou hast been in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah thy God doth ransom thee; therefore I am commanding thee this thing to-day. 16  'And it hath been, when he saith unto thee, I go not out from thee—because he hath loved thee, and thy house, because 'it is' good for him with thee— 17  then thou hast taken the awl, and hast put 'it' through his ear, and through the door, and he hath been to thee a servant age-during; and also to thy handmaid thou dost do so. 18  'It is not hard in thine eyes, in thy sending him away free from thee; for the double of the hire of an hireling he hath served thee six years, and Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee in all that thou dost.

The Consecration of Firstlings

19  'Every firstling that is born in thy herd and in thy flock—the male thou dost sanctify to Jehovah thy God; thou dost not work with the firstling of thine ox, nor shear the firstling of thy flock; 20  before Jehovah thy God thou dost eat it year by year, in the place which Jehovah doth choose, thou and thy house. 21  'And when there is in it a blemish, lame, or blind, any evil blemish, thou dost not sacrifice it to Jehovah thy God; 22  within thy gates thou dost eat it, the unclean and the clean alike, as the roe, and as the hart. 23  Only, its blood thou dost not eat; on the earth thou dost pour it as water.

The Three Appointed Feasts

16 1  'Observe the month of Abib—and thou hast made a passover to Jehovah thy God, for in the month of Abib hath Jehovah thy God brought thee out of Egypt by night; 2  and thou hast sacrificed a passover to Jehovah thy God, of the flock, and of the herd, in the place which Jehovah doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle there. 3  'Thou dost not eat with it any fermented thing, seven days thou dost eat with it unleavened things, bread of affliction; for in haste thou hast come out of the land of Egypt; so that thou dost remember the day of thy coming out of the land of Egypt all days of thy life; 4  and there is not seen with thee leaven in all thy border seven days, and there doth not remain of the flesh which thou dost sacrifice at evening on the first day till morning. 5  'Thou art not able to sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, 6  except at the place which Jehovah thy God doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle—there thou dost sacrifice the passover in the evening, at the going in of the sun, the season of thy coming out of Egypt; 7  and thou hast cooked and eaten in the place on which Jehovah thy God doth fix, and hast turned in the morning, and gone to thy tents; 8  six days thou dost eat unleavened things, and on the seventh day 'is' a restraint to Jehovah thy God; thou dost do no work. 9  'Seven weeks thou dost number to thee; from the beginning of the sickle among the standing corn thou dost begin to number seven weeks, 10  and thou hast made the feast of weeks to Jehovah thy God, a tribute of a free-will offering of thy hand, which thou dost give, as Jehovah thy God doth bless thee. 11  And thou hast rejoiced before Jehovah thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy handmaid, and the Levite who 'is' within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who 'are' in thy midst, in the place which Jehovah thy God doth choose to cause His name to tabernacle there, 12  and thou hast remembered that a servant thou hast been in Egypt, and hast observed and done these statutes. 13  'The feast of booths thou dost make for thee seven days, in thine in-gathering of thy threshing-floor, and of thy wine-vat; 14  and thou hast rejoiced in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy handmaid, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who 'are' within thy gates. 15  Seven days thou dost feast before Jehovah thy God, in the place which Jehovah doth choose, for Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in all thine increase, and in every work of thy hands, and thou hast been only rejoicing. 16  'Three times in a year doth every one of thy males appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which He doth choose—in the feast of unleavened things, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of booths; and they do not appear before Jehovah empty; 17  each according to the gift of his hand, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God, which He hath given to thee.

The Administration of Justice

18  'Judges and authorities thou dost make to thee within all thy gates which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, for thy tribes; and they have judged the people—a righteous judgment. 19  Thou dost not turn aside judgment; thou dost not discern faces, nor take a bribe, for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 20  Righteousness—righteousness thou dost pursue, so that thou livest, and hast possessed the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee. 21  'Thou dost not plant for thee a shrine of any trees near the altar of Jehovah thy God, which thou makest for thyself, 22  and thou dost not raise up to thee any standing image which Jehovah thy God is hating.

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