The charge of the priests and Levites.
Numbers 18:1 And the Lorde sayde vnto Aaron Thou and thy sonnes and thy fathers house with the shall beare the faute of that which is done amysse in the holy place. And thou and thy sonnes wt the shall beare the faute of that which is done amysse in your presthode. Numbers 18:2 And thy brethren of the trybe of Leui and of thy fathers housholde þu shalt take vnto the, that they maye be ioyned vnto the and minystre vnto the: euen vnto the and thy sonnes with the before the tabernacle of witnes. Numbers 18:3 They shall wayte vpon the and vpon all the tabernacle: onely let them not come nye the vesselles of the sanctuary and the alter, that they and ye also dye not. Numbers 18:4 And they shalbe by the, and wayte on the tabernacle of witnes for all þe seruyce of the tabernacle, and let no straunger come nye vnto you. Numbers 18:5 Therfore shall ye kepe the holy place and the aulter, that ther fall no more wrath vpon the chyldren of Israel: Numbers 18:6 beholde, I haue taken your brethren the Leuites from amonge the þe childreen of Israel, which as a gyft of yours are geuen vnto the Lorde, to do the seruyce of the tabernacle of witnes. Numbers 18:7 Therfore shalt thou and thy sonnes with the take hede vnto your preastes offyce for all thynges þt perteyne vnto the aulter, and for all þt are within the vayle. And se that ye serue: for I haue geuen your prestes office vnto you as a gyft: and therfore the straunger that commeth nye, must be slayne.
Numbers 18:8 And the Lorde spake vnto Aaron: behold, I haue geuen the the kepynge of myne heue offerynges of all the halowed thynges of the chyldren of Israel. Euen vnto the, I haue geuen them for the anoyntinge, and to thy sonnes, for a dutye for euer.
The priests' portion.
Numbers 18:9 Thys shall be thyne of most holy from the fyre of the altare. All theyr sacrifyces for all theyr meateofferynges, synne offerynges or trespace offerynges, which they brynge vnto me, are most holy. It is thyne and thy sonnes. Numbers 18:10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it: and all that are males shall eat of it: let it be holy vnto þe. Numbers 18:11 And this also is thyne the heueofferynges of theyr gyftes, thorowe out all the waueofferynges of the chyldren of Israel: I haue geuen them vnto the and thy sonnes, and thy daughters with þe, to be a dutye for euer and all that are cleane in thy house, shall eate of it, Numbers 18:12 all the fatt of the oyle, and all the fatt of the wyne and of the corne, whyche they shall offre vnto the Lord for fyrst frutes, the same haue I geuen vnto the. Numbers 18:13 And whatsoeuer is fyrst rype in theyr lande whych they brynge vnto the Lord, shalbe thyne: and all that are cleane in thyne house, shall eate of it. Numbers 18:14 All dedicate thinges in Israel, shalbe thyne. Numbers 18:15 All that breaketh the matrice in all fleshe that men brynge vnto the Lorde, whether it be of men or beastes, shalbe thyne. Neuerthelater the fyrstborne of man shalt thou redeme, and the fyrstborne of vncleane beastes shalt thou redeme lykewyse. Those that are to be redemed, Numbers 18:16 shalt thou redeme from the age of a moneth, for the value of the money, namely for fyue sycles after the sycle of the sanctuari. A sycle maketh twentye halfpens. Numbers 18:17 But the fyrstborne of oxen, shepe and goates shalt thou not redeme. For they are holy, therfore thou shalt sprynkle theyr bloude vpon the alter, and shalt burne theyr fatt vpon the sacrifyce for a swete sauoure vnto the Lorde. Numbers 18:18 And the flesh of them is thyne as the wauebrest and the ryght shoulder. These are thyne. Numbers 18:19 All the holy heueofferynges whych þe chyldren of Israel offre vnto the Lorde, haue I geuen the and thy sonnes and thy daughters wyth the, to be a dutye foreuer: let it be a salted couenaunte for euer, before the Lorde, both vnto the & to thy seed with the.
Numbers 18:20 And the Lorde spake vnto Aaron þu shalt haue none enheritaunce in their lande, nether shalt thou haue any parte amonge them. I am thy parte and thy enherytaunce amonge the chyldren of Israel.
The Levites' portion.
Numbers 18:21 Beholde, I haue geuen the chyldren of Leui all the tenth in Israel to enheryte, for the seruyce whiche they serue in the tabernacle of witnesse. Numbers 18:22 Neither must the chyldren of Israel henceforth come nye the tabernacle of witnesse, lest they beare synne and dye. Numbers 18:23 But the Leuites shall do the seruice in the tabernacle of witnesse & beare theyr synne, It shalbe a lawe foreuer in youre generacyons, that amonge the chyldren of Israel they possesse none enheritaunce. Numbers 18:24 But the tythes of the chyldren of Israel whyche they paye as an heue offerynge vnto the Lorde, I haue geuen the Leuites to enheret. And therfore I haue sayed vnto them. Amonge þe chyldren of Israel ye shall possesse none enheritaunce.
The heave offering to the priests out of the Levites' portion.
Numbers 18:25 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses saying: Numbers 18:26 speake vnto the Leuites and saye vnto them when ye take of the chyldren of Israel the tythes which I haue geuen you of them for youre enheritaunce, ye shall take an heueofferynge of that same for the Lorde: euen the tenth parte of that tythe. Numbers 18:27 And thys youre heueoffering shalbe rekened vnto you, euen as though it were of the corne of the barne, or out of the fulnesse of the wyne presse. Numbers 18:28 Of thys maner ye shall therfore separate an heueofferynge vnto the Lorde, of all youre tythes which ye receaue of the chyldren of Israel, and ye shall geue ther of vnto þe Lord an heueofferynge, whyche shall belonge to Aaron the preaste. Numbers 18:29 Of all youre gyftes, ye shal take out all the Lordes heueofferynges euen the fatt of theyr halowed thynges. Numbers 18:30 Therfore thou shalt saye vnto them: when ye haue taken awaye the fatt of it from it, it shalbe counted vnto the Leuites, as yf it were the encrease of the corne floore, or þe increase of the wyne presse. Numbers 18:31 And ye shall eate it in all places, both ye and youre housholdes, for it is youre rewarde for youre seruyce in the tabernacle of witnesse. Numbers 18:32 And ye shall beare no synne by the reason of it, when ye haue taken from it the fatt of it: nether shall ye vnhalowe the holy thynges of the children of Israel lest ye dye.