He is to share equally in their benefits, even though he has received money from the sale of family possessions.(A)

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51 When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the Lord was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated(A)—the silver and gold and the furnishings(B)—and he placed them in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple.

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As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits(A) of their grain, new wine,(B) olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.

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37 “Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and olive oil.(A) And we will bring a tithe(B) of our crops to the Levites,(C) for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work.(D) 38 A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes(E) up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury. 39 The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and olive oil to the storerooms, where the articles for the sanctuary and for the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the musicians are also kept.

“We will not neglect the house of our God.”(F)

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10 Bring the whole tithe(A) into the storehouse,(B) that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates(C) of heaven and pour out(D) so much blessing(E) that there will not be room enough to store it.(F)

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