Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 18 ©

1The Lord is the inheritance of the priests and Levites. 3The priest's due. 6All Levites who minister are entitled to like portions. 9The abominations of the Canaanites to be avoided. 15A Prophet to arise, like unto Moses, who must be hearkened unto. 20The presumptuous prophet must be put to death. 21How he may be known.

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THE priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, ashall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they bshall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.

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Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: cthe LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.

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¶And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a dsacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the *maw.

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The efirstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.

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For the LORD thy God hath fchosen him out of all thy tribes, gto stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.

g ch. 17.12.
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¶And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come hwith all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose;

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Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, ias all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD.

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They shall have like jportions to eat, beside 1that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

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¶When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, kthou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

k Le. 18.26-30. ch. 12.29-31.
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There lshall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or mthat useth *divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

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Or a charmer, or a consulter with nfamiliar spirits, or a wizard, or oa necromancer.

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For pall that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

p Le. 18.24-30. ch. 9.4.
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Thou shalt be 2perfect with the LORD thy God.

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For these nations, which thou shalt 3possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto *diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath qnot suffered thee so to do.

q Ac. 14.16. v.15. Ps. 147.19,20.
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¶The rLORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, slike unto me; unto thim ye shall hearken;

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According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let ume not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

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And the LORD said unto me, vThey have well spoken that which they have spoken.

v ch. 5.28.
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I wwill raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and xwill put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

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And it shall come to pass, that ywhosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

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But the prophet, zwhich shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or athat shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall bdie.

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And cif thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?

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When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, dif the thing 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 of him.