1The priests the Levites, even all the tribe of Levi, shall
have no portion nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of
Yahweh made by fire, and his inheritance.
2They shall have no inheritance
among their brothers: Yahweh is their inheritance, as he has spoken to them.
3This shall be the priests’ due from the people, from those who offer a
sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give to the priest the
shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
4The first fruits of your
grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your
sheep, shall you give him.
5For Yahweh your God has chosen him out of all
your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons for
6If a Levite comes from any of your gates out of all Israel, where
he lives as a foreigner, and comes with all the desire of his soul to the
place which Yahweh shall choose;
7then he shall minister in the name of
Yahweh his God, as all his brothers the Levites do, who stand there before
8They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes
of the sale of his patrimony.
9When you are come into the land which
Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations
of those nations.
10There shall not be found with you anyone who makes
his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one who uses divination,
one who practices sorcery, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a
12For whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh:
and because of these abominations Yahweh your God does drive them out from
13You shall be perfect with Yahweh your God.
nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and
to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you so to do.
15Yahweh your God will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you,
of your brothers, like me; to him you shall listen;
all that you desired of Yahweh your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly,
saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, neither let me see
this great fire any more, that I not die.
17Yahweh said to me, They have
well said that which they have spoken.
18I will raise them up a prophet
from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth,
and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.
happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my
name, I will require it of him.
20But the prophet, who shall speak a word
presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who
shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.
you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh has not
22when a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing
doesn’t follow, nor happen, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken:
the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.