Deuteronomy 18:1-8 New International Version

The Portions of the Levites

18 1  The Levitical priests-indeed, the whole tribe of Levi-are to have no allotment or inheritance with Israel. They shall live on the food offerings presented to the Lord, for that is their inheritance. 2  They shall have no inheritance among their fellow Israelites; the Lord is their inheritance, as he promised them. 3  This is the share due the priests from the people who sacrifice a bull or a sheep: the shoulder, the internal organs and the meat from the head. 4  You are to give them the firstfruits of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the first wool from the shearing of your sheep, 5  for the Lord your God has chosen them and their descendants out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the Lord's name always. 6  If a Levite moves from one of your towns anywhere in Israel where he is living, and comes in all earnestness to the place the Lord will choose, 7  he may minister in the name of the Lord his God like all his fellow Levites who serve there in the presence of the Lord. 8  He is to share equally in their benefits, even though he has received money from the sale of family possessions.

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