Matthew Bible

Deuteronomy 18

The LORD is the priests' and Levites' inheritance.

Deuteronomy 18:1 The Preastes the Leuytes, all the trybe of Leui shal haue no parte nor enheritaunce with Israel. The offrynges of the Lord and his enheritaunce they shall eate, Deuteronomy 18:2 but shall haue no enheritaunce among their brethren: the Lorde he is their enherytaunce, as he hath sayde vnto them.

The priest's due.

Deuteronomy 18:3 And this is the dutie of the preastes of the people and of them that offer, whether it be oxe or shepe: They must geue vnto the preast, the shoulder and the two chekes & the mawe, Deuteronomy 18:4 the fyrst frutes of the corne, wyne & oyle & þe first of the shepe sheryng must thou geue him. Deuteronomy 18:5 For the Lord thy God hath chosen him out of all the trybes to stande and to minystre in the name of the Lord: bothe: hym & hys sonnes for euer.

The Levite's portion.

Deuteronomy 18:6 If a Leuite come out of any of thy cytyes or any place of Israel, wher he is a soiourner, & come wyth all the lust of his herte vnto the place which þe Lord hath chosen: Deuteronomy 18:7 he shal ther ministre in þe name of the Lord his God as all his bretherne the Leuites do which stande ther before þe Lord. Deuteronomy 18:8 And they shall haue lyke porcyones to eate, besyde that whych cometh to hym of the patrimonye of hys elders.

The abominations of the nations are to be avoided.

Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou arte in to the lande whyche the Lorde thy God geueth the, se that thou lerne not to do after þe abhominacions of these nacyons. Deuteronomy 18:10 Let ther not be founde among you that maketh hys sonne or daughter to go thorow the fyre, or that vseth withcrafte, or a choser out of dayes or that regardeth the flieng of foules, Deuteronomy 18:11 or a sorcerar, or a charmar, or þt counceleth with spretes, or a propheciar or that asketh the aduyse of the dead, Deuteronomy 18:12 for al that do such thyngs are abhominacion vnto the Lorde: and because of these abhominacions the Lord thy God doeth cast them out before the, Deuteronomy 18:13 be pure therfore wyth the Lorde thy God. Deuteronomy 18:14 For these nacions which thou shalt conquere, herken vnto chosers out of dayes and prophecyars. But the Lorde thy God permytteth not that to the.

Christ the Prophet is to be heard.

Deuteronomy 18:15 The Lord thy God wyl sterre vp a Prophete amonge you: euen of thy brethren lyke vnto me: & vnto him ye shal herken Deuteronomy 18:16 according to al þt thou desyredest of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the daye when the people were gathered sayinge: Let me heare the voyce of my Lorde God no more, nor se thys greate fire any more, that I dye not. Deuteronomy 18:17 And the Lord sayde vnto me: they haue wel spoken, Deuteronomy 18:18 I wyl rayse them vp a prophet from among their brethren lyke vnto the & wyll put my wordes into his mouth & he shal speake vnto them al þt I shal commaunde him. Deuteronomy 18:19 And whosoeuer will not herken vnto the wordes whych he shall speake in my name, I wil requyre it of hym.

The presumptuous prophet is to die.

Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophete which shall presume to speake ought in my name whych I commaunded not to speake, and he that speaketh in the name of straunge goddes, the same prophete shal dye. Deuteronomy 18:21 And yf thou saye in thyne hert how shall I knowe that whyche the Lorde hath not spoken? Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophete speaketh in the name of the Lorde, yf the thynge folow not nor come to passe, þt is the thyng whych the Lord hath not spoken. But the Prophete hath spoken it presumptuously: be not aferde therfore of hym.

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