Deuteronomy 18:1-8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
Privileges of Priests and Levites
18 “The Levitical priests, that is, all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings by fire to the Lord, and his rightful dues. 2 They shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the Lord is their inheritance, as he promised them. 3 And this shall be the priests’ due from the people, from those offering a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep: they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach. 4 The first fruits of your grain, of your wine and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, you shall give him. 5 For the Lord your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand and minister in the name of the Lord, him and his sons for ever.
6 “And if a Levite comes from any of your towns out of all Israel, where he lives—and he may come when he desires—to the place which the Lord will choose, 7 then he may minister in the name of the Lord his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand to minister there before the Lord. 8 They shall have equal portions to eat, besides what he receives from the sale of his patrimony.[a]