Deuteronomy 14:1-29, NLT
Ceremonially Clean and Unclean Animals
1“Since you are the people of the Lord your God, never cut yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead.
3“You must not eat any detestable animals that are ceremonially unclean.
6“You may eat any animal that has completely split hooves and chews the cud,
9“Of all the marine animals, you may eat whatever has both fins and scales.
11“You may eat any bird that is ceremonially clean.
19“All winged insects that walk along the ground are ceremonially unclean for you and may not be eaten.
21“You must not eat anything that has died a natural death. You may give it to a foreigner living in your town, or you may sell it to a stranger. But do not eat it yourselves, for you are set apart as holy to the Lord your God.
“You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.
The Giving of Tithes
22“You must set aside a tithe of your crops—one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year.
24“Now when the Lord your God blesses you with a good harvest, the place of worship he chooses for his name to be honored might be too far for you to bring the tithe.
28“At the end of every third year, bring the entire tithe of that year’s harvest and store it in the nearest town.