Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Deuteronomy 14:24 - 14:24

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Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Deuteronomy 14:24 - 14:24


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In the land of Canaan, however, where the people would be scattered over a great extent of country, there would be many for whom the fulfilment of this command would be very difficult-would, in fact, appear almost impossible. To meet this difficulty, permission was given for those who lived at a great distance from the sanctuary to sell the tithes at home, provided they could not convey them in kind, and then to spend the money so obtained in the purchase of the things required for the sacrificial meals at the place of the sanctuary. מִמְּךָ יִרְבֶּה כִּי, “if the way be too great (too far) for thee,” etc., sc., for the delivery of the tithe. The parenthetical clause, “if Jehovah thy God shall bless thee,” hardly means “if He shall extend thy territory” (Knobel), but if He shall bless thee by plentiful produce from the field and the cattle.