Clean and Unclean Food
1#Ro 9:8; Gal 3:26You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2#Dt 7:6; Lev 20:26For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, treasured above all the nations that are on the earth.
3#Eze 4:14; Lev 11:43You must not eat any detestable thing. 4These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, 5the deer, the gazelle, the fallow deer, the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the mountain sheep. 6You may eat every animal with divided hooves, with the hoof divided into two parts, and that chews the cud. 7Nevertheless, you may not eat of these that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: the camel, the rabbit, and the coney. For they chew the cud, but their hoof is not divided, therefore they are unclean to you. 8#Lev 11:26–27The pig is unclean to you because it divides the hoof, yet it does not chew the cud. You must not eat of their flesh or touch their dead carcass.
9These you shall eat of all that are in the water: All that have fins and scales you may eat. 10Whatever does not have fins and scales you may not eat. It is unclean to you.
11You may eat of all clean birds. 12However, these are the ones which you cannot eat: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, 13the red kite, the falcon, and the kite after its kind, 14every raven after its kind, 15and the ostrich, the owl, the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, 16the little owl, and the great owl, and the white owl, 17the pelican, the carrion vulture, and the cormorant, 18the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.
19Every creeping thing that flies is unclean to you. They must not be eaten. 20You may eat all the clean birds.
21#Ex 23:19; 34:26; Lev 17:15You must not eat of anything that dies of itself, but you may give it to the foreigner that is in your gates, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the Lord your God.
You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
22#Dt 12:17; 12:6You must be certain to tithe all the produce of your seed, so that the field produces year by year. 23#Dt 4:10; 12:5–7You must eat before the Lord your God, in the place in which He shall choose to place His name, the tithe of your grain, of your wine, of your oil, and of the firstborn of your herds and of your flocks so that you may learn to always fear the Lord your God. 24#Dt 12:21; 12:5If the distance is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, because the place is too far from you, where the Lord your God shall choose to set His name, when the Lord your God blesses you, 25then you shall exchange it for money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place which the Lord your God shall choose. 26#Dt 12:7; Ecc 9:7Then you may spend that money for whatever your heart desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your heart desires, and you may eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you, and your household, 27#Nu 18:20; Dt 14:29and the Levite that is within your gates. You must not forsake him, for he has no portion or inheritance with you.
28#Dt 14:22; Am 4:4At the end of three years you must bring forth all the tithe of your produce the same year and lay it up within your gates. 29#Dt 15:10; 14:27Then the Levite (because he has no portion or inheritance with you), the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.