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Therefore Levi has no allotment or inheritance[a] among his brothers;[b] the Lord is his inheritance just as the Lord your God told him.

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  1. Deuteronomy 10:9 sn Levi has no allotment or inheritance. As the priestly tribe, Levi would have no land allotment except for forty-eight towns set apart for their use (Num 35:1-8; Josh 21:1-42). But theirs was a far greater inheritance, for the Lord himself was their apportionment, that is, service to him would be their full-time and lifelong privilege (Num 18:20-24; Deut 18:2; Josh 13:33).
  2. Deuteronomy 10:9 tn That is, among the other Israelite tribes.