Deuteronomy 14:26
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.

New Living Translation
When you arrive, you may use the money to buy any kind of food you want—cattle, sheep, goats, wine, or other alcoholic drink. Then feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and celebrate with your household.

English Standard Version
and spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Berean Study Bible
Then you may spend the money on anything you desire: cattle, sheep, wine, strong drink, or anything you wish. You are to feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice with your household.

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,

New King James Version
And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

New American Standard Bible
And you may spend the money on whatever your heart desires: on oxen, sheep, wine, other strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.

NASB 1995
“You may spend the money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.

NASB 1977
“And you may spend the money for whatever your heart desires, for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or strong drink, or whatever your heart desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Amplified Bible
You may spend the money for anything your heart desires: for oxen, or sheep, or wine, or [other] strong drink, or anything else you want. You shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Christian Standard Bible
You may spend the silver on anything you want: cattle, sheep, goats, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice with your family.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice with your family.

American Standard Version
and thou shalt bestow the money for whatsoever thy soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat there before Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou and thy household.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And buy with the silver everything that your soul wants, from oxen, or from sheep, or from wine, or from strong drink, or from all that your soul demands for you, and eat there before LORD JEHOVAH your God and rejoice, you and your household:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt give the money for whatsoever thy soul shall desire, for oxen or for sheep, or for wine, or thou shalt lay it out on strong drink, or on whatsoever thy soul may desire, and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice and thy house,

Contemporary English Version
When you and your family arrive, spend the money on food for a big celebration. Buy cattle, sheep, goats, wine, beer, and if there are any other kinds of food that you want, buy those too.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt buy with the same money whatsoever pleaseth thee, either of the herds or of sheep, wine also and strong drink, and all that thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, and shalt feast, thou and thy house:

English Revised Version
and thou shalt bestow the money for whatsoever thy soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul asketh of thee: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou and thine household:

Good News Translation
Spend it on whatever you want--beef, lamb, wine, beer--and there, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families are to eat and enjoy yourselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Use the silver to buy whatever you want: cattle, sheep, goats, wine, liquor-whatever you choose. Then you and your family will eat and enjoy yourselves there in the presence of the LORD your God.

International Standard Version
You may spend the money to your heart's content to buy livestock, flocks, wine, strong drink, and whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there and rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt bestow the money for whatsoever thy soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou and thy household.

Literal Standard Version
and you have given the money for anything which your soul desires, for oxen, and for sheep, and for wine, and for strong drink, and for anything which your soul asks for, and you have eaten before your God YHWH there, and you have rejoiced, you and your house.

NET Bible
Then you may spend the money however you wish for cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and enjoy it.

New Heart 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 the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Giving Tithes
25then exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place the LORD your God will choose. 26Then you may spend the money on anything you desire: cattle, sheep, wine, strong drink, or anything you wish. You are to feast there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice with your household. 27And do not neglect the Levite within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance among you.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:7
There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your households shall eat and rejoice in all you do, because the LORD your God has blessed you.

Deuteronomy 14:25
then exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place the LORD your God will choose.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall bestow that money for whatever your soul lusts after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul desires: and you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you, and your household,

bestow

Ezra 7:15-17,22
And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellers have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem, …

Matthew 21:12
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,

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, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

thy soul

Deuteronomy 12:15,20,21
Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart…

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

1 Corinthians 6:12,13
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any…

desireth [heb] asketh of thee

Deuteronomy 12:7,12,18
And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee…

Deuteronomy 26:11
And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.

rejoice

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









(26) Thou shalt bestow that money.--The Jews were very particular in not permitting the second tithe to be expended upon anything not permitted here. The rules as to its disposal form a separate treatise in the Talmud, called Ma'aser Sheni, "second tithe."

Or for strong drink.--From this it is clear that the use of strong drink is not sinful in itself. The same word appears in its Greek form (Heb., shecar; Greek, siker) in Luke 1:15.

Verse 26. - Strong drink; shecar (שֵׁכַר). "Any drink which can inebriate, whether that is made from grain, or the juice of apples, or when honey is boiled into a sweet and barbarous potion, or the fruit of the palm [dates], is expressed into liquor, and the duller water is colored by the prepared fruits" (Jerome, 'De Vit. Cler.').

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then you may spend
וְנָתַתָּ֣ה (wə·nā·ṯat·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the money
הַכֶּ֡סֶף (hak·ke·sep̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

on anything
בְּכֹל֩ (bə·ḵōl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you
נַפְשְׁךָ֜ (nap̄·šə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

desire:
תְּאַוֶּ֨ה (tə·’aw·weh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 183: To incline, desire

cattle,
בַּבָּקָ֣ר (bab·bā·qār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

sheep,
וּבַצֹּ֗אן (ū·ḇaṣ·ṣōn)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

wine,
וּבַיַּ֙יִן֙ (ū·ḇay·ya·yin)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3196: Wine, intoxication

strong drink,
וּבַשֵּׁכָ֔ר (ū·ḇaš·šê·ḵār)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7941: An intoxicant, intensely alcoholic liquor

or anything
וּבְכֹ֛ל (ū·ḇə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you
נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ (nap̄·še·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

wish.
תִּֽשְׁאָלְךָ֖ (tiš·’ā·lə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

You are to feast
וְאָכַ֣לְתָּ (wə·’ā·ḵal·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

there
שָּׁ֗ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

in the presence
לִפְנֵי֙ (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and rejoice
וְשָׂמַחְתָּ֖ (wə·śā·maḥ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

with your household.
וּבֵיתֶֽךָ׃ (ū·ḇê·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house


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