The Law of the Tithe

22 Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.

Other Translations of Deuteronomy 14:22

King James Version

The Law of the Tithe

22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.

English Standard Version

The Law of the Tithe

22 "You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year.

The Message

The Law of the Tithe

22 Make an offering of ten percent, a tithe, of all the produce which grows in your fields year after year.

New King James Version

The Law of the Tithe

22 "You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year.

New Living Translation

The Law of the Tithe

22 "You must set aside a tithe of your crops-one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 14:22

Commentary on Deuteronomy 14:22-29

(Read Deuteronomy 14:22-29)

A second portion from the produce of their land was required. The whole appointment evidently was against the covetousness, distrust, and selfishness of the human heart. It promoted friendliness, liberality, and cheerfulness, and raised a fund for the relief of the poor. They were taught that their worldly portion was most comfortably enjoyed, when shared with their brethren who were in want. If we thus serve God, and do good with what we have, it is promised that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land. The blessing of God is all to our outward prosperity; and without that blessing, the work of our hands will bring nothing to pass. The blessing descends upon the working hand. Expect not that God should bless thee in thy idleness and love of ease. And it descends upon the giving hand. He who thus scatters, certainly increases; and to be free and generous in the support of religion, and any good work, is the surest and safest way of thriving.