1 You are the children of Jehovah your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor make any
baldness between your eyes for the dead.
2 For you are a holy people unto Jehovah your God, and Jehovah has chosen you to be a
people for Himself, a special treasure out of all the peoples who are on the face of the
3 You shall not eat any abominable thing.
4 These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep of the flock, the goat,
5 the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the mountain goat, the antelope, and
the mountain sheep.
6 And you may eat every animal that divides the hoof, the cleft of the hoof being cloven in
two, and that brings up the cud, among the animals.
7 Nevertheless, you shall not eat of those that only bring up the cud, or only divide the cloven hoof: the camel, the hare, and the hyrax; for they bring up the cud but do not divide the hoof; they are unclean to you.
8 Also the swine is unclean to you, because it divides the hoof, yet does not bring up the
cud; you shall not eat their flesh or touch their dead carcass.
9 These you may eat of all that are in the waters: you may eat all that have fins and scales.
10 And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean to you.
11 All clean birds you may eat.
12 But these you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard,
13 the hawk, the falcon, and the kite after its kind;
14 every raven after its kind;
15 the ostrich, the great owl, the seagull, and the hawk after their kinds;
16 the little owl, the eared owl, the barn owl,
17 the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,
18 the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat.
19 Also every swarming thing that flies is unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.
20 But, you may eat all clean birds.
21 You shall not eat anything that dies of itself; you may give it to the sojourner who is
within your gates, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; for you are a holy
people unto Jehovah your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.
22 You shall give a tithe to tithe all the increase of your seed that the field yields year by
23 And you shall eat before Jehovah your God, in the place where He chooses to establish
His name, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your
herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear Jehovah your God all your days.
24 But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, or if the place
where Jehovah your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when Jehovah your
God has blessed you,
25 then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place
which Jehovah your God shall choose.
26 And you shall spend that money for whatever your soul desires: for oxen or sheep, for
wine or strong drink, for whatever your soul desires; you shall eat there before Jehovah
your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.
27 You shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor
inheritance with you.
28 At the end of every third year you shall bring out the tithe of your produce of that year
and store it up within your gates.
29 And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the sojourner
and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, shall come and eat and be
satisfied; that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.