Portion of the Levites
1 “aThe Levitical° priests°, the whole° tribe° of Levi°, shall have° no° portion° or inheritance° with Israel°; they shall eat° the LORD’S° offerings° by fire° and His Iportion°. 2 aThey shall have° no° inheritance° among° their Icountrymen°; the LORD° is their inheritance°, as He IIpromised° them.
3 ¶ “aNow this° shall be the priests’° due° from the people°, from those who offer° a sacrifice°, either° an ox° or° a sheep°, of which they shall give° to the priest° the shoulder° and the two° cheeks° and the stomach°. 4 You shall give° him the afirst° fruits° of your grain°, your new° wine°, and your oil°, and the first° shearing° of your sheep°. 5 aFor the LORD° your God° has chosen° him and his sons° from all° your tribes°, to bstand° Iand serve° in the name° of the LORD° forever°°.
6 ¶ “Now if° a Levite° comes° from any° of your Itowns° throughout°° Israel° where°° he aresides°, and comes° IIwhenever° he desires° to the place° which° the LORD° chooses°, 7 then he shall serve° in the name° of the LORD° his God°, like all° his fellow° Levites° who stand° there° before° the LORD°. 8 aThey shall eat° Iequal° portions°, except° [what they receive] from the sale° of their fathers’° [estates].
 ILit gates IILit with all the desire of his soul aNu 35:2, 3
 ILit portion like portion aLv 27:30-33; Nu 18:21-24; 2Ch 31:4; Ne 12:44
9 ¶ “When° you enter° the land° which° the LORD° your God° gives° you, you shall not learn° to Iaimitate° the detestable° things° of those° nations°. 10 There shall not be found° among you anyone awho makes his son° or his daughter° pass° through the fire°, one who uses° divination°, one bwho practices° witchcraft°, or one who interprets° omens°, or a sorcerer°, 11 or one who casts° a spell°, aor a medium°°, or a spiritist°, or one who calls° up the dead°. 12 For whoever° does° these° things° is detestable° to the LORD°; and abecause° of these° detestable° things° the LORD° your God° will drive° them out before°° you. 13 aYou shall be Iblameless° before° the LORD° your God°. 14 For those° nations°, which° you shall dispossess°, listen° to those who apractice° witchcraft° and to diviners°, but as for you, the LORD° your God° has not allowed° you [to do] so°.
 ILit do according to aDt 9:5
 aDt 12:31 bEx 22:18; Lv 19:26, 31; 20:6; Jr 27:9, 10; Mal 3:5
 aLv 19:31
 aLv 18:24
 ILit complete, perfect; or having integrity aGn 6:9; 17:1; Mt 5:48
 a2K 21:6
15 ¶ “aThe LORD° your God° will raise° up for you a prophet° like° me from among° you, from your Icountrymen°, you shall listen° to him. 16 This is aaccording to all° that you asked° of the LORD° your God° in Horeb° on the day° of the assembly°, saying°, ‘Let me not hear° again° the voice° of the LORD° my God°, let me not see° this° great° fire° anymore°, or° I will die°.’ 17 aThe LORD° said° to me, ‘They have Ispoken° well°. 18 I will raise° up a prophet° from among° their Icountrymen° like° you, and aI will put° My words° in his mouth°, and bhe shall speak° to them all° that I command° him. 19 aIt shall come° about that whoever°° will not listen° to My words° which° he shall speak° in My name°, I Myself° will require° [it] of him. 20 But the prophet° who° speaks° a word° apresumptuously° in My name° which° I have not commanded° him to speak°, or bwhich° he speaks° in the name° of other° gods°, Ithat prophet° shall die°.’ 21 IYou may say° in your heart°, ‘How° will we know° the word° which° the LORD° has not spoken°?’ 22 aWhen° a prophet° speaks° in the name° of the LORD°, if the thing° does not come° about or come° true, that is the thing° which° the LORD° has not spoken°. The prophet° has spoken° it bpresumptuously°; you shall not be afraid° of him.
 ILit brothers aMt 21:11; Lk 2:25-34; 7:16; 24:19; Jn 1:21, 25; 4:19; Ac 3:22; 7:37
 aEx 20:18, 19; Dt 5:23-27
 ILit done well what they have spoken aDt 5:28
 ILit brothers aIs 51:16; Jn 17:8 bJn 4:25; 8:28; 12:49, 50
 aAc 3:23; He 12:25
 ILit and that aDt 13:5; 17:12 bDt 13:1, 2; Jr 14:14; Zc 13:3
 ILit if you say
 aJr 28:9 bDt 18:20
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The LORD is the priests' and Levites' inheritance.
1 ¶ The priestsº the Levites,º [and] all² the tribeº of Levi,º shall have² no² partº nor inheritanceº with² Israel:º they shall eatºª the offerings¹ª of the LORD¹ made by fire,º² and his inheritance.º 2 Therefore shall they have² no² inheritanceº amongº their brethren:º the LORDº [is] their inheritance,º as² he hath saidºª unto them.
 Nu 18:8, 20; 26:62; Dt 10:9; 12:19; Jsh 13:14, 33; 18:7; 1Co 9:13; 1P 5:2.
 Gn 15:1; Ps 16:5; 73:24; 84:11; 119:57; Is 61:6; Lm 3:24; 1P 2:5, 9; Rv 1:5.
The priest's due.
3 ¶ And this² shall be² the priest'sº dueº from²² the people,º from²² them that offerºª a sacrifice,º whether² [it be] oxº or² sheep;º and they shall giveºª unto the priestº the shoulder,º and the two cheeks,º and the maw.º 4 The firstfruitº [also] of thy corn,º of thy wine,º and of thine oil,º and the firstº of the fleeceº of thy sheep,º shalt thou giveºª him. 5 For² the LORDº thy Godº hath chosenºª him out of all²² thy tribes,º to standºª to ministerºª in the nameº of the LORD,º him² and his sonsº for ever.º²
 Lv 7:30; Dt 12:27.
 Ex 22:29; 23:19; Lv 23:10, 17; Nu 18:12; Dt 26:9; 2Ch 31:4; Ne 12:44; Jb 21:20.
 Ex 28:1; Nu 3:10; 16:5, 9; 17:5; 25:13; Dt 10:8; 17:12.
The Levite's portion.
6 ¶ And if² a Leviteº comeºª from anyº² of thy gatesº out of all²² Israel,º where²² he² sojourned,ºª and comeºª with all² the desireº of his mindº unto² the placeº which² the LORDº shall choose;ºª 7 Then he shall ministerºª in the nameº of the LORDº his God,º as all² his brethrenº the Levitesº [do], which standºª there² beforeº the LORD.º 8 They shall have like portionsº to eat,ºª beside² that which cometh of the saleº² of² his patrimony.º
 Nu 35:2; Dt 12:5; 16:2; Ps 26:8; 27:4; 63:1; 84:5, 10; 1Ti 3:1; 1P 5:2.
 2Ch 31:2.
 Lv 7:8, 14; Ne 12:44, 47; Lk 10:7; 1Co 9:7; 1Ti 5:17.
The abominations of the nations are to be avoided.
9 ¶ When² thou² art comeºª into² the landº which² the LORDº thy Godº givethºª thee, thou shalt not² learnºª to doºª after the abominationsº of those² nations.º 10 There shall not² be foundºª among you [any one] that maketh his sonº or his daughterº to pass¹ª through² the fire,º [or] that usethºª divination,º [or] an observer of times,ºª or an enchanter,ºª or a witch,ºª 11 Or a charmer,ººª or a consulterºª with familiar spirits,º or a wizard,º or a necromancer.ººªª² 12 For² all² that doºª these things² [are] an abominationº unto the LORD:º and becauseº of these² abominationsº the LORDº thy Godº doth drive them outºª² from beforeº² thee. 13 Thou shalt be² perfectº with² the LORDº thy God.º 14 For² these² nations,º which² thou² shalt possess,ºª² hearkenedºª unto² observers of times,ºª and unto² diviners:ºª but as for thee,² the LORDº thy Godº hath not² sufferedºª thee so² [to do].
 Lv 18:26, 30; Dt 12:29.
 Ex 22:18; Lv 18:21; 19:26, 31; 20:2, 26; Dt 12:31; 1S 28:3, 7, 9; 2K 16:3; 17:17; 21:6; 1Ch 10:13; 2Ch 28:3; 33:6; Ps 106:37; Is 8:19; 47:13; Jr 19:4; 32:35; Ac 19:19; Ga 5:20.
 1S 28:11.
 Lv 18:24, 27; Dt 9:4.
 Gn 6:9; 17:1; Jb 1:1, 8; Ps 37:37; Mt 5:48; Php 3:12, 15; Rv 3:2.
 Gn 20:6; Dt 18:10; Ps 147:19; Ac 14:16.
Christ the Prophet is to be heard.
15 ¶ The LORDº thy Godº will raise upºª unto thee a Prophetº from the midstº² of thee, of thy brethren,º² like unto me;² unto² him ye shall hearken;ºª 16 According to all² that² thou desiredstºª of²² the LORDº thy Godº in Horebº in the dayº of the assembly,º saying,ºª Let me not² hearºª againºª² the voiceº of the LORDº my God,º neither² let me seeºª this² greatº fireº any more,² that I dieºª not.² 17 And the LORDº saidºª unto² me, They have wellºª [spoken that] which² they have spoken.ºª 18 I will raise them upºª a Prophetº from amongº² their brethren,º like unto thee,² and will putºª my wordsº in his mouth;º and he shall speakºª unto² them² all² that² I shall commandºª him. 19 And it shall come to pass,² [that] whosoeverº² will not² hearkenºª unto² my wordsº which² he shall speakºª in my name,º I² will requireºª [it] of²² him.
 Dt 5:5; 18:18; 34:10; Mt 17:5; Lk 9:35; 10:16; 24:19; Jn 1:45; 6:29; Ac 3:22; 7:37; 1Ti 2:5; He 1:1, 2; 2:1; 3:2; 1Jn 3:23.
 Ex 20:19; Dt 5:24; 9:10; He 12:19.
 Dt 5:28.
 Ex 40:26; Nu 12:6, 13; Dt 5:5; 18:15; 33:5; Ps 2:6; 110:4; Is 9:6; 50:4; 51:16; Zc 6:12; Mal 3:1; Lk 24:19; Jn 1:45; 4:25; 8:28; 12:49; 15:15; 17:18; Ga 3:19; 1Ti 2:5; He 3:2; 7:22; 12:24.
 Mk 16:16; Ac 3:22; He 2:3; 3:7; 10:26; 12:25.
The presumptuous prophet is to die.
20 But² the prophet,º which² shall presumeºª to speakºª a wordº in my name,º² which² I have not² commandedºª him to speak,ºª or that² shall speakºª in the nameº of otherº gods,º even that² prophetº shall die.ºª 21 And if² thou sayºª in thine heart,º How² shall we knowºª² the wordº which² the LORDº hath not² spoken?ºª 22 When² a prophetº speakethºª in the nameº of the LORD,º if the thingº follow² not,² nor² come to pass,ºª that² [is] the thingº which² the LORDº hath not² spoken,ºª [but] the prophetº hath spokenºª it presumptuously:º thou shalt not² be afraidºª of² him.
 Dt 13:1; 1K 18:19, 27, 40; Jr 2:8; 14:14; 23:13, 31; 27:15; 28:15; Ezk 13:6; Zc 13:3; Mt 7:15; 2P 2:12; Rv 19:20.
 1Th 5:24; 1Jn 4:1; Rv 2:2.
 Dt 13:2; 18:20; 2K 20:1; Pv 26:2; Is 41:22; Jr 28:1, 15; Jna 3:4; 4:2; Zc 1:5.
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