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Deuteronomy 12

1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, aall the days that ye live upon the earth. 2 bYe shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, cupon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: 3 And eye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the dnames of them out of that place. 4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God. 5 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall fchoose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: 6 And gthither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your htithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks: 7 And jthere ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and iye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee. 8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you. 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; 11 Then there shall be ka place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD: 12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he lhath no part nor inheritance with you. 13 mTake heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest: 14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee. 15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever nthy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, oas of the roebuck, and as of the hart. 16 pOnly ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.

17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand: 18 qBut thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rrejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto. 19 sTake heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.

20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, tas he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. 21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. 22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike. 23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: ufor the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water. 25 Thou shalt not eat it; wthat it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, vwhen thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD. 26 Only thy yholy things which thou hast, and xthy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose: 27 And zthou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. 28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, athat it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.

29 When bthe LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. 31 dThou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for ceven their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. 32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: ethou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Cross Ref
1aDeu 4:10
1 Kin 8:40
Gal 6:9
2bExo 34:18
c2 Kin 16:4
2 Kin 17:10-11
Jer 3:6
3dZec 13:2
Psa 16:4
eJdg 2:2
Num 33:52
5fPsa 78:68
2 Chr 7:12
1 Kin 8:29
Deu 26:2
6gLev 17:3
hDeu 14:22
7iEcc 5:18
Ecc 3:12
Lev 23:40
jDeu 14:26
11kPsa 87:2
Psa 78:68
1 Kin 8:29
Jos 18:1
Deu 31:11
Deu 26:2
Deu 18:6
Deu 17:8
Deu 16:2
Deu 15:20
Deu 14:23
12lDeu 10:9
Deu 14:29
13mLev 17:4
15nGen 9:3
oDeu 14:5
Deu 15:22
16pAct 15:29
Act 15:20
1 Sam 14:33-34
Deu 15:23
Lev 7:26
Gen 9:4
18qDeu 14:23
rEcc 3:12-13
Ecc 5:18-20
19sDeu 14:27
20tDeu 19:8
Deu 11:24
Gen 28:14
Gen 15:18
23uGen 9:4
Lev 17:11
Lev 17:14
25v1 Kin 11:38
Deu 13:18
wIsa 3:10
Deu 4:40
26x1 Sam 1:21
yNum 5:9-10
27zLev 1:5
Lev 1:9
Lev 1:13
Lev 17:11
28aEcc 8:12
Pro 3:1-4
Pro 1:33
Psa 25:12-13
29bPsa 78:55
Exo 23:23
31cJer 32:35
d2 Chr 33:2
2 Kin 17:15
Lev 18:30
Lev 18:26
Lev 18:3
32eJos 1:7
Pro 30:6
Rev 22:18