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Does the Hebrew help decide which Tithe Amos referred to in translating it in the original? (Amos 4:4)

King James vs Revised Standard Amos 4:4 reads in the KJV: Come to Bethel and transgress; at Gilgal multiply your transgressions, and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three ...
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What is tithe and why did Abraham give 10%? (Gen. 14:20)

What is tithe? Why did Abraham give 10% (Genesis 14) and not 20% or 5%? Is there any inner meaning for tithe in ancient Hebrew texts?
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Does Malachi 3:8-11 concern christians today? [closed]

Is tithing a cardinal christian requirement? Are there instances of tithe paying in the early church in the book of Acts of Apostles or in the Epistles? Are Christians who don't pay tithe in danger of ...
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How does the kjv translate Amos 4:4?

KJV Amos 4 : 4 Come to Beth-el, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: באו בית אל ופשעו הגלגל הרבו לפשע והביאו ...
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What is the significance of setting out tithes in Deuteronomy 14:28?

Deuteronomy 14:28-29 NASB “At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. The Levite, because he has no portion or ...
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Who gave a tenth in Genesis 14:20?

Genesis 14:18-20 NASB And Melchizedek the king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of [p]God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram of [q]God Most High, [r]...
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Does the Greek verb for tithing indicate repeated action?

In Hebrews 7:6 several versions translate Melchizedek as “receiving tithes” in the plural (KVJ, NKJV, ESV, HCSB, ASV, and YLT) while many other versions have it in the singular “collected a tenth.” (...
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“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” - was Jesus referring to tithing in Mark 12:17?

Mark 12:17 (NIV) reads: 17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” What is God's that we have to give back to him? Was Jesus referring to tithing?
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Does "Asor" (עָשׂוֹר) in Psalm 92:4 [MT] mean a "Tenth" in regards to a "Tithe" (מַעְשַׂ֤ר) instead of an instrument?

For Sabbath (Shabat, שַּׁבָּ֜ת) worship in Psalm 92, does "Asor" (עָשׂוֹר) mean a "Tenth" in regards to a Tithe (מַעְשַׂ֤ר) instead of an instrument? In Biblical Hebrew, "Asor&...
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What did Abraham give in his tithe?

Genesis 14:16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people .... //cut Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything ...
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What does it mean to offer the tithe to the dead in Deuteronomy 26:14?

Deuteronomy 26 NASB 14 I have not eaten of it [h]while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the Lord my God;...
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Did Jesus abolish tithing in the temple when He overthrew the money changer's tables?

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves Matthew 21:12 Is ...
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Did the Israelites pay one, or two tithes?

On the website: "Hebrew Nations" the 'two-tithes' proposition is outlined: The Two Tithes The Tribe of Levi was divided into 2 major sections, Cohens (Priests) and Levites. The First Tithe was ...
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Did the Levites own cattle?

In Joshua 21, the NIV translation of the Bible has "pasturelands", while the KJV translation has "suburbs" (Jos 21:3,8,27,41). I wonder which one is the right translation? Jos 21:...
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Does Malachi 3:10 suggest that they did bring part of the tithe?

Malachi 3:10 NKJV 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of ...
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In Matthew 23:23 is tithing a lighter commandment?

Matthew 2323 NASB 23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and ...
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Are Christians who don't tithe "disobedient" and "robbing God"? Malachi 3:8 [closed]

Are Christians who don't tithe robbing God? Does malachi 3:8 really apply to believers or to jews under the law? Many pastors preach this as if a ten percent tithe of money is for the church today.
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What does Genesis 28:22 mean with the repeated word

Gen 28:22 And this H2063  stone, H68  which H834  I have set H7760  for a pillar, H4676  shall be H1961  God's H430  house: H1004  and of all H3605  that H834  thou shalt give H5414  me I will ...
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Meaning of Deuteronomy 18:8

Deuteronomy 18:6-9 reads (NIV), If a Levite moves from one of your towns anywhere in Israel where he is living, and comes in all earnestness to the place the LORD will choose, 7 he may minister ...
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Was the tenth of an ephah in Exodus 29:40 considered a tithe as stated in Malachi 3:10?

Exodus 29:40 With the first lamb offer a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed olives, and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink offering. Malachi 3:...
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How did Jacob give his tithe as promised in Gen 28:22? [duplicate]

In Gen 28:22 Jacob vowed to give his tithe to God. (In the case of Abraham the Bible indicates that he gave his tithe to Melchizedek.) How then does the text indicate that Jacob gave his tithe to God, ...
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In Luke 18: Pharisee and Tax Collector

In Luke 18, we read the story of the prayers of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in the temple. The Pharisee's prayer (vv 11-12): The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you ...
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How would Jacob have offered a tithe?

In Genesis 28:22 Jacob makes a vow including a promise to give God a tenth (tithe) of whatever God gives to Jacob. Earlier we see Abraham give his tenth to the high priest of Salem, Melchizedek. And ...
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Why does Numbers 18:28 mention Aaron specifically by name?

Concerning the tithe of the tithe, Numbers 18:28 (LEB) states: So you will present your own contribution to Yahweh from all your tithes that you receive from the Israelites; from it you will give ...
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In Luke 11:42 and Matthew 23:23 did Jesus endorse tithing for all when addressing the Pharisees?

Here's the text of Luke 11:42: “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the ...
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