Under the Law of Moses the Israelites were required to tithe the seed of the land, the fruit of the trees, and herds and flocks (Leviticus 27:30,32). It was permitted to contribute money instead (Lev 27:31).

Jesus refers to the practice of tithing by the Jews in Luke 11:42 where he mentions the tithing of mint and rue and every herb, but he does not say it was necessary for his followers to tithe.

In the New Testament there is no commandment to tithe, so if followers of Christ decide, voluntarily, to tithe, they can tithe whatever they wish to contribute.

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