Deut 14:23

14:23 before the Lord. The tithe was to be taken to the sanctuary (12:17), where the worshipers were to eat a portion in happy fellowship with the priests, Levites, and the poor. Far from being a burdensome requirement, the giving of the tithe was to be an occasion of joyous celebration and worship (12:7 note; cf. 2 Cor. 9:7).