You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits, and of the outflow of your presses: the firstborn of your sons shall you give unto me.
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George Leo Haydock
Tithes. Hebrew, "thy plentitude, (first-fruits and tithes) and thy tears "(or liquors distilled form odoriferous trees) in a word, all that is most excellent. Censorinus (de die nat.) says, excellently well: "They who acknowledged that they had received food, a country, light, and even their very persons, from the bounty of the gods, failed not to consecrate a part of all to the gods.to the temples and chapels, where they worshipped them. "(Calmet)