THE FIFTH BOOK OF
D E U T E R O N O M Y
Deuteronomy 18 ©
Of the inheritance and right of the priests and Levites to the offering and first-fruits, v. 1, etc. A prohibition from following the paganish, idolatrous and devilish abomination of the heathen, 9. A most glorious promise concerning the sending of our Lord Christ, Who is the Head of all the prophets, 15. Of the punishment and distinguishing character or sign of a false prophet, 20.
THE priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat 1thea offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.
Therefore shall 2they have no inheritance among their brethren: 3theb LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
¶And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.c
The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to 4stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.
¶And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;
5Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD.
6They shall have like portions to eat, 7beside that which cometh of the sale 8of his patrimony.
¶When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those 9nations.
There shall not be found among you any one thatd maketh his son or his daughter to pass 10through the fire, or 11thate useth divination, or an 12observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Or a 13charmer, or a consulter with 14familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things are an abomination unto 15the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth 16drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
For these nations, 17which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners:f but as for thee, the LORD thy God 18hath not suffered thee so to do.
¶The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee 19a Prophetg from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, 20like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Leth me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
And the LORD said unto me, 21They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his 22mouth; andi he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
But thej prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the 23thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid 24of him.