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15 “But whenever you desire[a] you may slaughter, and you may eat meat according to the blessing of Yahweh your God that he has given to you in all of your towns;[b] the unclean and the clean may eat it just as they would the gazelle and as the deer. 16 Only the blood you must not eat, but on the ground you must pour it like water. 17 You are not allowed to eat in your towns[c] the tithe of your grain and your wine and your olive oil and the firstborn of your herd and your flock and all of your votive gifts that you vowed and your freewill offering and your donations.[d]

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  1. Deuteronomy 12:15 Literally “in all the wanting of your soul/inner self”
  2. Deuteronomy 12:15 Literally “gates”
  3. Deuteronomy 12:17 Literally “gates”
  4. Deuteronomy 12:17 Literally “the contribution of your hand”