Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Deuteronomy 18

The LORD is the priests' and Levites' inheritance.

Deuteronomy 18:1 Neither the priests the Levites [nor] any of the tribe of Levi, shall have either portion or inheritance with Israel,—the altar-flames of Yahweh and his inheritance, shall they eat. Deuteronomy 18:2 But, inheritance, shall he not have, in the midst of his brethren,—Yahweh, is his inheritance, as he spake unto him.

The priest's due.

Deuteronomy 18:3 This, therefore shall be the due of the priests from the people from them who offer the sacrifice whether ox or lamb,—there shall be given unto the priest, the shoulder and the two cheeks and the maw: Deuteronomy 18:4 the firstfruit of thy corn, thy new wine, and thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy flock, shalt thou give unto him. Deuteronomy 18:5 For, of him, hath Yahweh thy God made choice out of all thy tribes,—to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, of him and his sons all the days.

The Levite's portion.

Deuteronomy 18:6 And, when the Levite shall come in out of any of thy gates out of any part of Israel, where he is sojourning,—yea, shall come in with all the desire of his soul, into the place which Yahweh shall choose, Deuteronomy 18:7 then may he minister in the name of Yahweh his God,—like any of his brethren the Levites who are standing there before Yahweh. Deuteronomy 18:8 Portion for portion, shall they eat,—apart from his possessions upon his patrimony.

The abominations of the nations are to be avoided.

Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou art coming into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not learn to do according to the abominable doings of those nations. Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found in thy midst—One who causeth his son or his daughter to pass through fire,—Or who useth divination, hidden arts or enchantments, Or who muttereth incantations; Deuteronomy 18:11 Or who bindeth with spells,—Or who asketh of a familiar spirit or an oracle, Or who seeketh unto the dead. Deuteronomy 18:12 For, an abomination unto Yahweh, is everyone who doeth these things,—and, on account of these abominations, is Yahweh thy God dispossessing them from before thee. Deuteronomy 18:13 Blameless, shalt thou be, with, Yahweh thy God; Deuteronomy 18:14 for, these nations whom thou art dispossessing, unto them who use hidden arts and unto diviners, do hearken, but, as for thee, not so, doth Yahweh thy God, suffer thee.

Christ the Prophet is to be heard.

Deuteronomy 18:15 A prophet out of thy midst, of thy brethren, like unto me, will Yahweh thy God, raise up unto thee—unto him, shall ye hearken:— Deuteronomy 18:16 according to all which thou didst ask of Yahweh thy God, in Horeb, in the day of the convocation, saying,—Let me no further hearken unto the voice of Yahweh my God, and, this great fire, let me not see any more, lest I die. Deuteronomy 18:17 And Yahweh said unto me: They have well said what they have spoken. Deuteronomy 18:18 A prophet, will I raise up unto them, out of the midst of their brethren, like unto thee,—and I will put my words in his mouth, so shall he speak unto them whatsoever I shall command him. Deuteronomy 18:19 And it shall come to pass, that, the man who will not hearken unto my words, which he shall speak in my name, I, myself, will require it of him.

The presumptuous prophet is to die.

Deuteronomy 18:20 Howbeit, the prophet who shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. Deuteronomy 18:21 And, when thou shalt say in thy heart,—In what manner shall we know the word which Yahweh, hath not spoken? Deuteronomy 18:22 When the prophet shall speak in the name of Yahweh, and the word, shall not come to pass, neither shall come in, that, is the word which Yahweh, hath not spoken,—presumptuously, hath the prophet spoken it, thou shall not be in dread of him.

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