1 The priests, the Levites, all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with
Israel; they shall eat the offerings of Jehovah by fire, and His portion.
2 Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; Jehovah is their
inheritance, as He has spoken to them.
3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice,
whether it is bull or sheep: they shall give to the priest the shoulder, the cheeks, and the
4 The firstfruits of your grain and your new wine and your oil, and the first of the fleece
of your sheep, you shall give to him.
5 For Jehovah your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to serve in the
name of Jehovah; him and his sons forever.
6 Thus if a Levite comes from any of your gates, from where he has been sojourning
among all Israel, and comes with all the desire of his soul to the place which Jehovah
7 then he shall serve in the name of Jehovah his God as all his brethren the Levites do,
who stand before Jehovah.
8 They shall eat portion like portion, besides their inheritance of the sale of their father's
9 When you come into the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you, you shall not
learn to do according to the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass
through the fire, or one who practices divination, or conjuring, or fortunetelling, or
11 or one who charms magic spells, or a medium, or a wizard, or one who calls up the
12 For all who do these things are an abomination unto Jehovah, and because of these abominations Jehovah your God is dispossessing them before you.
13 You shall be perfect before Jehovah your God.
14 For these nations which you shall dispossess listened to fortunetelling and divining. But
as for you, Jehovah your God has not consecrated you to such things.
15 Jehovah your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your
brethren. Him you shall hear,
16 according to all that you desired of Jehovah your God in Horeb in the day of the
assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Jehovah my God, nor let me see this
great fire anymore, that I not die.
17 And Jehovah said to me: In that, they have spoken well.
18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My
Words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
19 And it shall be that whoever will not give heed to My Words, which He speaks in My
name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not
commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.
21 And if you think in your heart, How shall we know the word which Jehovah has not
22 when a prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah, if the thing does not happen or come
to pass, that is the thing which Jehovah has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it
presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.