Deuteronomy 18


Concerning Levites

1There will not be to the priests, to the Levites, the entire tribe of Levi, a portion nor a lot with Israel. The yield offerings of the  lord are their lot -- they shall eat them. 2[4a lot 1And 2there will not 3be] to him among his brethren; the  lord himself is his lot, in so far as he said to him. 3And this is the distinguishing thing of the priests -- the things from the people, from the ones sacrificing the sacrifices, if both a calf, or if also a sheep -- that you shall give the shoulder to the priest, and the jawbones, and the large intestine, 4and the first-fruits of your grain, and of your wine, and of your olive oil; and the first-fruit of the shearing of your sheep you shall give to him: 5for [3chose him 1the  lord 2your God] from out of all your tribes, to stand before the  lord God, to officiate in the name of the  lord, he and his sons all the days. 6And if [3should come 1the 2Levite] from one of your cities of all the sons of Israel, of which he himself sojourns, that [2desires 1his soul], into the place which ever the  lord should choose; 7then he shall officiate in the name of the  lord his God, as all his brethren the Levites, the ones standing there before the  lord. 8[2a portion 3having been portioned 1He shall eat], besides the sale of the things of his family.

Abomination of the Nations

9And whenever you should enter into the land which the  lord your God gives to you, you shall not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations. 10There shall not be found in you one purging his son or his daughter in fire, or one using oracles for divination, or one prognosticating and foretelling, 11an administer of potions, one charming an enchantment, one who delivers oracles, and an observer of signs asking of the dead. 12[5is 1For 6an abomination 7to the  lord 8your God 2every one 3doing 4these things]. For because of these abominations the  lord your God shall utterly destroy them from your face. 13You shall be perfect before the  lord your God. 14 For these nations which you inherit them, these [2prognostications 3and 4divinations 1shall hear]; but to you [3did not 4so 5give 1the  lord 2your God].

Concerning Prophets

15A prophet from out of your brethren, as me, [3shall raise up 4to you 1the  lord 2your God]; him you shall hear. 16According to all as much as you asked of the  lord your God in Horeb, in the day of the assembly, saying, We shall not add to hear the voice of the  lord your God, and [3fire 1this 2great] we shall not see any longer, nor shall we die. 17And the  lord said to me, Rightly all as much as they spoke. 18[2a prophet 1I shall raise up] to them from amidst their brethren, as you, and I shall put my word in his mouth; and he shall speak to them in so far as I give charge to him. 19And the man who ever should not hear his words, as many as [3should 4speak 1the 2prophet] in my name, I shall exact punishment from him. 20Except the prophet, who ever should be impious to speak a word in my name, which I did not assign to him to speak, and who ever should speak in the name of other gods, [2shall die 1that prophet]. 21But if you should say in your heart, How shall we know the word which [2spoke not 1the  lord]? 22As many things as [3should speak 1the 2prophet] in the name of the  lord, and [3should not 4take place 1the 2thing], and [3should not 4come to pass 1this 2thing] which [2spoke not 1the  lord]; through impiety [3spoke 1the 2prophet]; you shall not receive from him.
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