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In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, and in the cities of the Negev and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places around Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, will the flocks again pass under the hands of him who counts them, says Yahweh. Bible

“under the hands of him who counts them.” This was referring to the custom of how a tithe was taken from a flock or herd. The herdsman drove the flock or herd through a gate, and someone counted the animals as they went through, marking every tenth one. Each tenth animal was given to God as His tithe. If a person was starting out with a small herd or flock, and ten animals were not born to him that year, then the man did not have to tithe that year, which was a way God provided for His people and helped them build their wealth (Lev. 27:30-33). In the Millennial Kingdom, the tithe will once again be established so the priests and Levites can live well.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 33:13