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Summary

Exodus 23:16

Exodus 23:19

Exodus 34:22

Exodus 34:26

Leviticus 2:12

Leviticus 2:14

Leviticus 23:10

Leviticus 23:17

Leviticus 23:20

Numbers 18:12

Numbers 28:26

Deuteronomy 18:4

Deuteronomy 26:10

2 Kings 4:42

2 Chronicles 31:5

Nehemiah 10:35-37

Nehemiah 12:44

Nehemiah 13:31

Proverbs 3:9

Jeremiah 2:3

Ezekiel 20:40

Ezekiel 44:30

Ezekiel 48:14

Romans 8:23

Romans 11:16

Romans 16:5

1 Corinthians 15:20

1 Corinthians 15:23

1 Corinthians 16:15

James 1:18

Revelation 14:4
Nehemiah 10:35-37 (KJV):
35And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD:
36Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:
37And that we should bring the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

Nehemiah 10:35-37 (RSV):
35We obligate ourselves to bring the first fruits of our ground and the first fruits of all fruit of every tree, year by year, to the house of the LORD;
36also to bring to the house of our God, to the priests who minister in the house of our God, the first-born of our sons and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks;
37and to bring the first of our coarse meal, and our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the wine and the oil, to the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and to bring to the Levites the tithes from our ground, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all our rural towns.

Nehemiah 10:35-37 (NIV):
35“We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the LORD each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.
36“As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there.
37“Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work.

Verse 35:



Verse 37 (KJV):



NOTES: All the verses above refer to crops, including the fruit of every tree. Verse 37 proves that firstfruits and the tithe are not the same thing. In Verse 37, it is clear that the firstfruits were taken to the house of the Lord (the temple) and the tithe was taken to the Levites, who lived in the Levitical cities. The firstfruits were given to the priests, not the Levities.

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