But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD with.
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George Leo Haydock
Lord. It was to be brought to the holy city, and offered with the other tithes, out of which a feast was made for the poor (Josephus, iv. 8.) Besides the first-fruits for the priests, and the tithes for the Levites, out of which they again paid tithes to the priests, there was an annual tithe prescribed, (Deuteronomy xii. 12,) to supply a feast for the indigent, at Jerusalem, along with this fruit; and another, every third year, designed for the poor alone (Deuteronomy xiv. 28,) at the place of each one's abode. (Tirinus)