But you and your sons with you shall (A)attend to your priesthood for everything that concerns the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as (B)a [a]service that is a gift, and (C)the [b]unauthorized person who comes near shall be put to death.”

The Priests’ Portion

Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, “Now behold, I Myself have put you in charge of My [c](D)offerings, all the holy gifts of the sons of Israel I have given to you as a portion and to your sons as a permanent allotment. This shall be yours from the most holy gifts reserved from the fire; every offering of theirs, namely (E)every grain offering, every (F)sin offering, and every guilt offering, with which they shall make restitution to Me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.

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  1. Numbers 18:7 Lit service of a gift
  2. Numbers 18:7 Lit stranger
  3. Numbers 18:8 Or uplifted offerings, and so throughout the ch