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18 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, ashall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they bshall eat the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and his inheritance. 2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the Lord is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them. 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 cthey shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw. 4 dThe firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. 5 For the Lord thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, eto stand to minister in the name of the Lord, him and his sons for ever. 6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, fwhere he sojourned, and come gwith all the desire of his mind hunto the place which the Lord shall choose; 7 Then he eshall minister in the name of the Lord his God, ias all his brethren the Levites do, ewhich stand there before the Lord. 8 They shall have like kportions to eat, beside †that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, lthou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you any one mthat maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or nthat useth divination, or oan observer of times, or pan enchanter, or qa witch, 11 Or ra charmer, or a consulter with sfamiliar spirits, or sa wizard, or ta necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and ubecause of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13 Thou shalt be ||perfect with the Lord thy God. 14 For these nations, which thou shalt ||possess, hearkened unto oobservers of times, and unto ndiviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
15 wThe 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; 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb xin the day of the assembly, saying, yLet me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the Lord said unto me, zThey have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18 aI will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and bwill put my words in his mouth; and che shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 dAnd 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. 20 But the prophet, which eshall presume fto speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or gthat shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? 22 hWhen 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 ipresumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
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