New American Standard Bible

Deuteronomy 14

Clean and Unclean Animals

1“You are the sons of the Lord your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor [a]shave your forehead for the sake of the dead. For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for His [b]own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

“You shall not eat any detestable thing. These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, [c]the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep. Any animal that divides the hoof and has the hoof split in [d]two and [e]chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which [f]chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in [g]two: the camel and the [h]rabbit and the [i]shaphan, for though they [j]chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you. The pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses.

“These you may eat of all that are in water: anything that has fins and scales you may eat, 10 but anything that does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

11 “You may eat any clean bird. 12 But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the [k]eagle and the vulture and the [l]buzzard, 13 and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, 14 and every raven in its kind, 15 and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, 16 the little owl, the [m]great owl, the white owl, 17 the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, 18 the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. 19 And all the [n]teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten. 20 You may eat any clean bird.

21 “You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your [o]town, 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 “You shall surely tithe all the produce from [p]what you sow, which comes out of the field every year. 23 You shall eat in the presence of the Lord your God, at the place where He chooses to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. 24 If the [q]distance is so great for you that you are not able to [r]bring the tithe, since the place where the Lord your God chooses to set His name is too far away from you when the Lord your God blesses you, 25 then you shall [s]exchange it for money, and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which the Lord your God chooses. 26 You may spend the money for whatever your [t]heart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your [u]heart [v]desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household. 27 Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your [w]town, for he has no portion or inheritance among you.

28 “At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your [x]town. 29 The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the [y]orphan and the widow who are in your [z]town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.


  1. Deuteronomy 14:1 Lit make a baldness between your eyes
  2. Deuteronomy 14:2 Or special treasure
  3. Deuteronomy 14:5 Exact identification of these animals is uncertain
  4. Deuteronomy 14:6 Lit two hoofs
  5. Deuteronomy 14:6 Lit brings up
  6. Deuteronomy 14:7 Lit brings up
  7. Deuteronomy 14:7 Lit a cleaving
  8. Deuteronomy 14:7 Or hare
  9. Deuteronomy 14:7 A small, shy, furry animal (Hyrax syriacus) found in the peninsula of the Sinai, northern Israel, and the region round the Dead Sea; KJV coney, orig NASB rock-badger
  10. Deuteronomy 14:7 Lit brings up
  11. Deuteronomy 14:12 Or vulture
  12. Deuteronomy 14:12 Or black vulture
  13. Deuteronomy 14:16 Or great horned owl
  14. Deuteronomy 14:19 I.e. flying insects
  15. Deuteronomy 14:21 Lit gates
  16. Deuteronomy 14:22 Lit your seed
  17. Deuteronomy 14:24 Lit way
  18. Deuteronomy 14:24 Lit carry it
  19. Deuteronomy 14:25 Lit give in money
  20. Deuteronomy 14:26 Lit soul
  21. Deuteronomy 14:26 Lit soul
  22. Deuteronomy 14:26 Lit asks of you
  23. Deuteronomy 14:27 Lit gates
  24. Deuteronomy 14:28 Lit gates
  25. Deuteronomy 14:29 Or fatherless
  26. Deuteronomy 14:29 Lit gates

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

申命记 14


1“你们是你们上帝耶和华的儿女,不可为死人割伤自己或剃光前额。 因为你们是属于你们的上帝耶和华的圣洁子民,祂从天下万族中拣选你们作祂宝贵的产业。

“你们不可吃任何可憎之物。 但你们可以吃牛、绵羊、山羊、 鹿、瞪羚、野山羊、野绵羊和羚羊。 凡蹄子分瓣且反刍的动物,你们都可以吃。 在那些只是反刍或只是蹄子分瓣的动物中,你们不可吃骆驼、野兔和獾,因为它们反刍但蹄子不分瓣,是不洁净的。 你们也不可吃猪,因为猪虽蹄子分瓣但不反刍,是不洁净的。你们不可吃这些动物的肉,也不可摸它们的尸体。

“水族中,凡有鳞和鳍的,你们都可以吃。 10 凡无鳞和鳍的都不洁净,你们不可吃。

11 “你们可以吃洁净的鸟类。 12 不可吃的鸟类有雕、胡兀鹫、黑秃鹫、 13 鸢、隼类、 14 乌鸦类、 15 驼鸟、夜鹰、海鸥、鹰类、 16 小鸮、大鸮、仓鸮、 17 鹈鹕、鱼鹰、鸬鹚、 18 鹳、鹭鸟类、戴胜和蝙蝠。

19 “凡有翅膀、会爬的昆虫都不洁净,你们不可吃。 20 凡有翅膀的洁净之物,你们都可以吃。

21 “你们不可吃死掉的动物,但可以送给或卖给住在你们城里的外族人吃。因为你们属于你们的上帝耶和华,是圣洁的民族。你们不可用母山羊的奶煮它的羊羔。


22 “你们每年要献出收成的十分之一; 23 要在你们的上帝耶和华选定的敬拜场所,在祂面前吃所献的十分之一的谷物、新酒、油以及头生的牛羊。这是为了让你们学习一生敬畏你们的上帝耶和华。 24 如果你们的上帝耶和华赐福你们,使你们丰收,而你们住的地方离祂选定的敬拜场所太远,以致不能把收成的十分之一送去, 25 就可以把那些收成换成银钱带去。 26 在那里,你们可以随意买牛、羊、淡酒或烈酒,然后一家人在你们的上帝耶和华面前吃喝快乐。 27 不可忘记住在你们城里的利未人,因为利未人没有分到土地作产业。

28 “每逢第三年末,你们要把那年所有出产的十分之一拿出来,存放在你们的城里, 29 让你们城中没有土地的利未人、寄居者和孤儿寡妇都可以来吃饱。这样,你们的上帝耶和华必使你们凡事蒙福。