Deuteronomy 14:26
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New International Version
Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.

King James Bible
And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt give the money for whatever thy soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever thy soul asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat there before Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thy house.

World English Bible
and you shall bestow the money for whatever your soul desires, for cattle, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul asks of you; and you shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast given the money for any thing which thy soul desireth, for oxen, and for sheep, and for wine, and for strong drink, and for any thing which thy soul asketh, and thou hast eaten there before Jehovah thy God, and thou hast rejoiced, thou and thy house.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Or for strong drink - What the sikera or strong drink of the Hebrews was, see in the note on Leviticus 10:9 (note). This one verse sufficiently shows that the Mosaic law made ample provision for the comfort and happiness of the people.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

bestow

Ezra 7:15-17,22 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to the God of Israel...

Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple...

Mark 11:15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple...

John 2:14-16 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting...

thy soul

Deuteronomy 12:15,20,21 Notwithstanding you may kill and eat flesh in all your gates, whatever your soul lusts after...

Psalm 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

1 Corinthians 6:12,13 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me...

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

desireth [heb] asketh of thee
eat

Deuteronomy 12:7,12,18 And there you shall eat before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households...

Deuteronomy 26:11 And you shall rejoice in every good thing which the LORD your God has given to you, and to your house, you, and the Levite...

rejoice

Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go your way, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God now accepts your works.

Library
List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings Quoted in this Work.
THE Mishnah is always quoted according to Tractate, Chapter (Pereq) and Paragraph (Mishnah), the Chapter being marked in Roman, the paragraph in ordinary Numerals. Thus Ber. ii. 4 means the Mishnic Tractate Berakhoth, second Chapter, fourth Paragraph. The Jerusalem Talmud is distinguished by the abbreviation Jer. before the name of the Tractate. Thus, Jer. Ber. is the Jer. Gemara, or Talmud, of the Tractate Berakhoth. The edition, from which quotations are made, is that commonly used, Krotoschin,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

In Judaea
If Galilee could boast of the beauty of its scenery and the fruitfulness of its soil; of being the mart of a busy life, and the highway of intercourse with the great world outside Palestine, Judaea would neither covet nor envy such advantages. Hers was quite another and a peculiar claim. Galilee might be the outer court, but Judaea was like the inner sanctuary of Israel. True, its landscapes were comparatively barren, its hills bare and rocky, its wilderness lonely; but around those grey limestone
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:7
There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.

Deuteronomy 14:25
then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose.

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