Provision for Priests and Levites

Deuteronomy 18

1 "The priests, the Levites - all the tribe of Levi - shall have 1 no part nor a inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and His portion. 2 "Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He said to them. 3 "And this shall be the priest's b due 2 from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it is bull or sheep: they shall give to the priest the shoulder, the cheeks, and the stomach. 4 c "The firstfruits of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, you shall give him. 5 "For d the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes e to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.

6 "So if a Levite comes from any of your 3 gates, from where he f dwells among all Israel, and comes with all the desire of his mind g to the place which the LORD chooses, 7 "then he may serve in the name of the LORD his God h as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand there before the LORD. 8 "They shall have equal i portions to eat, besides what comes from the sale of his inheritance.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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