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Deuteronomy 18

The LORD is the priests' and Levites' inheritance.

Deuteronomy 18:1 The Priests of the Leuites, and all the tribe of Leui shall haue no part nor inheritace with Israel, but shall eate the offerings of the Lorde made by fire, and his inheritance. Deuteronomy 18:2 Therefore shall they haue no inheritance among their brethren: for the Lorde is their inheritance, as he hath sayd vnto them.

The priest's due.

Deuteronomy 18:3 And this shalbe the Priests duetie of the people, that they, which offer sacrifice, whether it be bullocke or sheepe, shall giue vnto the Priest the shoulder, & the two cheekes, & the mawe. Deuteronomy 18:4 The first fruites also of thy corne, of thy wine, and of thine oyle, and the first of the fleece of thy sheepe shalt thou giue him. Deuteronomy 18:5 For the Lorde thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stande and minister in the Name of the Lord, him, and his sonnes for euer.

The Levite's portion.

Deuteronomy 18:6 Also when a Leuite shall come out of any of thy cities of all Israel, where hee remained, and come with all the desire of his heart vnto the place, which the Lord shall chuse, Deuteronomy 18:7 He shall then minister in the Name of the Lorde his God, as all his brethren the Leuites, which remaine there before the Lord. Deuteronomy 18:8 They shal haue like portions to eat beside that which commeth of his sale of his patrimonie.

The abominations of the nations are to be avoided.

Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou shalt come into ye land which the Lorde thy God giueth thee, thou shalt not learne to do after ye abominatios of those nations. Deuteronomy 18:10 Let none be founde among you that maketh his sonne or his daughter to goe thorough the fire, or that vseth witchcraft, or a regarder of times, or a marker of the flying of foules, or a sorcerer, Deuteronomy 18:11 Or a charmer, or that counselleth with spirits, or a soothsaier, or that asketh counsel at ye dead. Deuteronomy 18:12 For all that doe such things are abomination vnto the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lorde thy God doeth cast them out before thee. Deuteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be vpright therefore with the Lorde thy God. Deuteronomy 18:14 For these nations which thou shalt possesse, hearken vnto those that regarde the times, and vnto sorcerers: as for thee, the Lorde thy God hath not suffred thee so.

Christ the Prophet is to be heard.

Deuteronomy 18:15 The Lorde thy God will raise vp vnto thee a Prophet like vnto me, from among you, euen of thy brethren: vnto him ye shall hearken, Deuteronomy 18:16 According to al that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb, in the day of the assemblie, when thou saidest, Let me heare the voice of my Lorde God no more, nor see this great fire any more, that I die not. Deuteronomy 18:17 And the Lord sayde vnto me, They haue well spoken. Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them vp a Prophet from among their brethren like vnto thee, and will put my woordes in his mouth, and he shall speake vnto them all that I shall commaund him. Deuteronomy 18:19 And whosoeuer will not hearken vnto my wordes, which he shall speake in my Name, I will require it of him.

The presumptuous prophet is to die.

Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophet that shall presume to speake a worde in my name, which I haue not commanded him to speake, or that speaketh in the name of other gods, euen the same prophet shall die. Deuteronomy 18:21 And if thou thinke in thine heart, Howe shall we knowe the worde which the Lorde hath not spoken? Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the Name of the Lorde, if the thing followe not nor come to passe, that is the thing which the Lorde hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not therefore be afraid of him.

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