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
14:4b 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.
14:21 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 in them.
(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 part.
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.