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Deuteronomy Chapter 18

Priestly duties

18:1 The priests the Levites, [and] all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.
18:2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren the LORD [is] their inheritance, as he has said to them.
18:3 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 to the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
18:4 The firstfruit [also] of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, will you give him.
18:5 For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.
18:6 And if a Levite come from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he stayed temporarily, and come with all the desire of his mind to the place which the LORD shall choose ;
18:7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites [do], which stand there before the LORD.
18:8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.

Avoiding abominations

18:9 When you are come into the land which the LORD your God gives ya’ll , you will not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
18:12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination to the LORD and because of these abominations the LORD your God does drive them out from before ya’ll .
18:13 You will be perfect with the LORD your God.
18:14 For these nations, which you will possess, listened to observers of times, and to diviners but as for ya’ll , the LORD your God has not suffered ya’ll so [to do].

A promised Prophet for each generation.

18:15 The LORD your God will raise up to ya’ll a Prophet from the midst of ya’ll , of your brethren, like to me; to him ya’ll shall listen ;
18:16 According to all that you desire of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
18:17 And the LORD said to me, They have well [spoken that] which they have spoken.
18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like to ya’ll , and will put my words in his mouth ; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.
18:19 And it shall come to pass, [that] whom ever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him.
18:20 But the 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.
18:21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken ?
18:22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that [is] the thing which the LORD has not spoken, [but] the prophet has spoken it presumptuously you will not be afraid of him.

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