26:12 When you finish tithing all 2 your income in the third year (the year of tithing), you must give it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows 3 so that they may eat to their satisfaction in your villages. 4 26:13 Then you shall say before the Lord your God, “I have removed the sacred offering 5 from my house and given it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows just as you have commanded me. 6 I have not violated or forgotten your commandments.
1 tn Or “household” (so NASB, NIV, NLT); Heb “house” (so KJV, NRSV).
2 tn Heb includes “the tithes of.” This has not been included in the translation to avoid redundancy.
3 tn The terms “Levite, resident foreigner, orphan, and widow” are collective singulars in the Hebrew text (also in v. 13).
4 tn Heb “gates.”
5 tn Heb “the sacred thing.” The term הַקֹּדֶשׁ (haqqodesh) likely refers to an offering normally set apart for the
6 tn Heb “according to all your commandment that you commanded me.” This has been simplified in the translation for stylistic reasons.