Numbers 18


18:1 And the LORD said to Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy
 father's house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the
 sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the
 iniquity of your priesthood.
18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of
 thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined to
 thee, and minister to thee: but thou and thy sons with thee
 [shall minister] before the tabernacle of witness.
18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the
 tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the
 sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.
18:4 And they shall be joined to thee, and keep the charge of
 the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the
 tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh to you.
18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the
 charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the
 children of Israel.
18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from
 among the children of Israel: to you [they are] given [as] a
 gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the
 congregation.
18:7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your
 priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the
 vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office [to
 you as] a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh
 shall be put to death.
18:8 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee
 the charge of my heave-offerings of all the hallowed things of
 the children of Israel; to thee have I given them by reason of
 the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.
18:9 This shall be thine of the most holy things [reserved] from
 the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat-offering of
 theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and every
 trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall render to me,
 [shall be] most holy for thee and for thy sons.
18:10 In the most holy [place] shalt thou eat it; every male
 shall eat it: it shall be holy to thee.
18:11 And this [is] thine; the heave-offering of their gift,
 with all the wave-offerings of the children of Israel: I have
 given them to thee, and to thy sons, and to thy daughters with
 thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy
 house shall eat of it.
18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and
 of the wheat, the first-fruits of them which they shall offer
 to the LORD, them have I given to thee.
18:13 [And] whatever is first ripe in the land, which they shall
 bring to the LORD, shall be thine; every one that is clean in
 thy house shall eat [of] it.
18:14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.
18:15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which
 they bring to the LORD, [whether] of men or beast, shall be
 thine: nevertheless, the first born of man shalt thou surely
 redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.
18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt
 thou redeem, according to thy estimation, for the money of five
 shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which [is] twenty
 gerahs.
18:17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep,
 or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they [are]
 holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt
 burn their fat [for] an offering made by fire, for a sweet
 savor to the LORD.
18:18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave-breast
 and as the right shoulder are thine
18:19 All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the
 children of Israel offer to the LORD, have I given to thee, and
 to thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever:
 it [is] a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD to thee and
 to thy seed with thee.
18:20 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, Thou shalt have no
 inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part
 among them: I [am] thy part and thy inheritance among the
 children of Israel.
18:21 And behold, I have given the children of Levi all the
 tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which
 they serve, [even] the service of the tabernacle of the
 congregation.
18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh
 the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and
 die.
18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of
 the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: [It shall
 be] a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among
 the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer
 [as] a heave-offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites
 to inherit: therefore I have said to them, Among the children
 of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
18:25 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
18:26 Thus speak to the Levites, and say to them, When ye take
 of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you
 from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up a
 heave-offering of it for the LORD, [even] a tenth [part] of the
 tithe.
18:27 And [this] your heave-offering shall be reckoned to you,
 as though [it were] the corn of the threshing-floor, and as the
 fullness of the wine-press.
18:28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave-offering to the LORD of
 all your tithes which ye receive of the children of Israel; and
 ye shall give of them the LORD'S heave-offering to Aaron the
 priest.
18:29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave-offering
 of the LORD, of all the best of it, [even] its hallowed part
 out of it.
18:30 Therefore thou shalt say to them, When ye have heaved from
 it the best of it, then it shall be counted to the Levites as
 the increase of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the
 wine-press.
18:31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your
 households: for it [is] your reward for your service in the
 tabernacle of the congregation.
18:32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have
 heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the
 holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.
 
 

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