The Tribe of Levi - Deuteronomy 18

The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi,  shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat  the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance. Deuteronomy 18:1 

Deuteronomy 18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their  brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said  unto them.  

Deuteronomy 18:3 And this shall be the priest’s due from the people,  from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep;  and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two  cheeks, and the maw. 

Deuteronomy 18:4 The first fruit also of thy  corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece  of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. 

Deuteronomy 18:5 For the LORD thy  God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to  minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for  ever.  

Deuteronomy 18:6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of  all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire  of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;  

Deuteronomy 18:7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his  God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there  before the LORD. 

Deuteronomy 18:8 They shall have like portions to  eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.  

Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the  LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after  the abominations of those nations. 

Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not  be found among you any one that maketh his son or his  daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination,  or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,  

Deuteronomy 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or  a wizard, or a necromancer. 

Deuteronomy 18:12 For all that do these  things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of  these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 

Deuteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the  LORD thy God. 

Deuteronomy 18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt  possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto  diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not  suffered thee so to do.   

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a  Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto  me; unto him ye shall hearken; 

Deuteronomy 18:16 According to all  that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the  day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice  of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any  more, that I die not. 

Deuteronomy 18:17 And the LORD said unto me,  They have well spoken that which they have spoken.   

Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their  brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his  mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall  command him. 

Deuteronomy 18:19 And it shall come to pass, that  whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall  speak in my name, I will require it of him. 

Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my  name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that  shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet  shall die. 

Deuteronomy 18:21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall  we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?  

Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the  LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is  the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the  prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be  afraid of him.  KJV

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