The Levitical charge
18:1 And the LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your
father's house with ya'll shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary
and you and your sons with ya'll shall bear the iniquity of your
18:2 And your brethren also of the
tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you with ya'll ,
that they may be joined to ya'll , and minister to ya'll but
you and your sons with ya'll [shall minister] before the
tabernacle of witness.
18:3 And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all
the tabernacle only they shall not come near the vessels of the
sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ya'll also, die.
18:4 And they shall be joined to ya'll , and keep the charge
of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the
tabernacle and a stranger shall not come near to you.
18:5 And ya'll shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the
charge of the altar that there be no wrath any more upon the
children of Israel.
18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites
from among the children of Israel to you [they are] given [as] a
gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the
18:7 Therefore you and your sons with ya'll shall keep your
priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail
; and ya'll shall serve I have given your priest's office [unto you]
as a service of gift and the stranger that comes near shall be
put to death.
18:8 And the LORD spake to Aaron, Behold, I also have
given ya'll the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed
things of the children of Israel ; to ya'll have I given them by
reason of the anointing, and to your sons, by an ordinance for
Things reserved for the priests
18:9 This shall be your of the most holy things, [reserved]
from the fire every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of
theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass
offering of theirs, which they shall render to me, [shall be]
most holy for ya'll and for your sons.
18:10 In the most holy [place] will you eat it; every male
shall eat it it shall be holy to ya'll .
18:11 And this [is] your; the heave offering of their gift,
with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel I have
given them to ya'll , and to your sons and to your daughters with
ya'll , by a statute for ever every one that is clean in your house
shall eat of it.
18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine,
and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer to the LORD, them have I given ya'll .
18:13 [And] what ever is first ripe in the land, which they
shall bring to the LORD, shall be your; every one that is
clean in your house shall eat [of] it.
18:14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be your.
18:15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which
they bring to the LORD, [whether it be] of men or beasts, shall
be your nevertheless the firstborn of man will you surely
redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts will you redeem.
18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old will
you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which [is] twenty
18:17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a
sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you will not redeem ; they
[are] holy you will sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and
shall burn their fat [for] an offering made by fire, for a sweet
savour to the LORD.
18:18 And the flesh of them shall be your, as the wave breast
and as the right shoulder are your.
18:19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the
children of Israel offer to the LORD, have I given ya'll , and
your sons and your daughters with ya'll , by a statute for ever it
[is] a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD to ya'll and to
your seed with ya'll .
18:20 And the LORD spake to Aaron, You will have no
inheritance in their land, neither will you have any part among
them I [am] your part and your inheritance among the children of
18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the
tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they
serve, [even] the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
18:22 Neither must the children of Israel from that time on come near
the tabernacle of the congregation, unless they bear sin, and die.
18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of
the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity [it shall
be] a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among
the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer
[as] an heave offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites
to inherit therefore I have said to them, Among the children of
Israel they shall have no inheritance.
The heave offering
18:25 And the LORD spake to Moses, saying,
18:26 This speak to the Levites, and say to them, When ya'll
take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you
from them for your inheritance, then ya'll shall offer up an heave
offering of it for the LORD, [even] a tenth [part] of the tithe.
18:27 And [this] your heave offering shall be reckoned to you,
as though [it were] the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the
fulness of the winepress.
18:28 This ya'll also shall offer an heave offering to the LORD of
all your tithes, which ya'll receive of the children of Israel ; and
ya'll shall give thereof the LORD'S heave offering to Aaron the
18:29 Out of all your gifts ya'll shall offer every heave offering
of the LORD, of all the best thereof, [even ] the hallowed part
thereof out of it.
18:30 Therefore you will say to them, When ya'll have heaved the
best thereof from it, then it shall be counted to the Levites
as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the
18:31 And ya'll shall eat it in every place, ya'll and your households
for it [is] your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the
18:32 And ya'll shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ya'll have
heaved from it the best of it neither shall ya'll pollute the holy
things of the children of Israel, unless ya'll die.
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