New King James Version
The Portion of the Priests and Levites
18 “The priests, the Levites—all the tribe of Levi—shall have [a]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[b] 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 [c]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.Read full chapter
- Deuteronomy 18:1 no portion
- Deuteronomy 18:3 right
- Deuteronomy 18:6 towns
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