Deuteronomy 181The priests, the Levites, even the whole tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel; the burnt offerings of the Lord are their inheritance, they shall eat them. 2And they shall have no inheritance among their brothers; the Lord Himself is his portion, as He said to him. 3And this is the due of the priests in the things coming from the people from those who offer sacrifices, whether it be a calf or a sheep; and you shall give the shoulder to the priest, and the cheeks, and the stomach; 4and the firstfruits of your grain, and of your wine, and of your oil; and you shall give to him the firstfruits of the fleeces of your sheep: 5because the Lord has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand before the Lord your God, to minister and bless in His name, himself and his sons among the children of Israel. 6And if a Levite comes from one of the cities of all the children of Israel, where he himself dwells, accordingly as his mind desires, to the place which he shall have chosen, 7he shall minister to the name of the Lord his God, as all his brothers the Levites, who stand there before the Lord your God. 8He shall eat an allotted portion, besides the sale of his hereditary property. 9And when you shall have entered into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations. 10There shall not be found in you one who purges his son or his daughter with fire, or one who uses divination, or one who deals with omens, or a sorcerer 11employing an incantation, or one who has in him a divining spirit, or an observer of signs who questions the dead. 12For everyone that does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God; for because of these abominations the Lord shall destroy them from before your face. 13You shall be perfect before the Lord your God. 14For all these nations whose land you shall inherit, they will listen to omens and divinations; but the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. 15The Lord your God shall raise up to you a Prophet from among your brethren, like me; Him shall you hear, 16according to all the things which you desired from the Lord your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, We will not again hear the voice of the Lord your God, and we will not anymore see this great fire, lest we die. 17And the Lord said to me, They have spoken rightly, all that they have said to you. 18I will raise up to them a Prophet from among their brethren, like you; and I will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them as I shall command Him. 19And whoever shall not hearken to all the words that the Prophet shall speak in My name, I will take vengeance on him. 20But whichever prophet that shall impiously speak in My name a word which I have not commanded him to speak, and whosoever shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. 21But if you shall say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken? 22Whatever words that prophet shall speak in the name of the Lord, and they shall not come true, and not come to pass, this is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; that prophet has spoken wickedly: you shall not spare him.
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