DEUTERONOMY 14:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always.”

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Deuteronomy 14:23 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt eat וְאָֽכַלְתָּ֞ To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
before לִפְנֵ֣י׀ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God, אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
in the place בַּמָּק֣וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he shall choose יִבְחַר֮ Properly, to try, i.e., (by implication) select choose
to place לְשַׁכֵּ֣ן To reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively) place
his name שְׁמ֣וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
there, שָׁם֒ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
the tithe מַעְשַׂ֤ר A tenth; especially a tithe tithe
of thy corn, דְּגָֽנְךָ֙ Properly, increase, i.e., grain corn
of thy wine, תִּֽירֹשְׁךָ֣ Must or fresh grape-juice (as just squeezed out); by implication (rarely) fermented wine wine
and of thine oil, וְיִצְהָרֶ֔ךָ Oil (as producing light); figuratively, anointing thine oil
and the firstlings וּבְכֹרֹ֥ת The firstling of man or beast; abstractly primogeniture firstlings
of thy herds בְּקָֽרְךָ֖ A beeve or an animal of the ox family of either gender (as used for plowing); collectively, a herd herds
and of thy flocks; וְצֹאנֶ֑ךָ A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) flocks
that לְמַ֣עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that that
thou mayest learn תִּלְמַ֗ד Properly, to goad, i.e., (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Middle Eastern incentive) mayest learn
to fear לְיִרְאָ֛ה To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
always. הַיָּמִֽים׃ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) always

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  • 21  Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the 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.

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

  • 23  And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always.

  • 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, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee:

  • 25  Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose:




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