14:2 For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that [are] upon the earth.
(a) Therefore you should not follow the
superstition of the Gentiles.
These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
(b) This ceremonial Law instructed the Jews to
seek a spiritual pureness, even in their meat and drink.
Ye shall not eat [of] any thing that c
dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the d
stranger that [is] in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto
an alien: for thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not
seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
(c) Because their blood was not shed, but remains
(d) Who is not of your religion.
14:22 Thou shalt truly e
tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
(e) The tithes were ordained for the maintenance
of the Levites, who had no inheritance.
14:24 And if the way be too
long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; [or] if the place be too
far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, f
when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
(f) When he shall give thee abilities.
14:26 And thou shalt bestow
that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for
wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: g
and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou,
and thine household,
(g) After the Priest has received the Lord's
14:28 At the end of three
years thou shalt h bring forth all the
tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay [it] up within thy gates:
(h) Besides the yearly tithes that were given to
the Levites, these were laid up in store for the poor.