The LORD is the priests' and Levites' inheritance.
Deuteronomy 18:1 'There is not to the priests the Levitesall the tribe of Levia portion and inheritance with Israel; fire-offerings of Jehovah, even His inheritance, they eat, Deuteronomy 18:2 and he hath no inheritance in the midst of his brethren; Jehovah Himself [is] his inheritance, as He hath spoken to him.
The priest's due.
Deuteronomy 18:3 'And this is the priest's right from the people, from those sacrificing a sacrifice, whether ox or sheep, he hath even given to the priest the leg, and the two cheeks, and the stomach; Deuteronomy 18:4 the first of thy corn, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy flock, thou dost give to him; Deuteronomy 18:5 for on him hath Jehovah thy God fixed, out of all thy tribes, to stand to serve in the name of Jehovah, He and his sons continually.
The Levite's portion.
Deuteronomy 18:6 'And when the Levite cometh from one of thy cities out of all Israel, where he hath sojourned, and hath come with all the desire of his soul unto the place which Jehovah doth choose, Deuteronomy 18:7 then he hath ministered in the name of Jehovah his God, like all his brethren, the Levites, who are standing there before Jehovah, Deuteronomy 18:8 portion as portion they do eat, apart from his sold things, with the fathers.
The abominations of the nations are to be avoided.
Deuteronomy 18:9 'When thou art coming in unto the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, thou dost not learn to do according to the abominations of those nations: Deuteronomy 18:10 there is not found in thee one causing his son and his daughter to pass over into fire, a user of divinations, an observer of clouds, and an enchanter, and a sorcerer, Deuteronomy 18:11 and a charmer, and one asking at a familiar spirit, and a wizard, and one seeking unto the dead. Deuteronomy 18:12 'For the abomination of Jehovah [is] every one doing these, and because of these abominations is Jehovah thy God dispossessing them from thy presence. Deuteronomy 18:13 Perfect thou art with Jehovah thy God, Deuteronomy 18:14 for these nations whom thou art possessing, unto observers of clouds, and unto diviners, do hearken; and thounot so hath Jehovah thy God suffered thee.
Christ the Prophet is to be heard.
Deuteronomy 18:15 'A prophet out of thy midst, out of thy brethren, like to me, doth Jehovah thy God raise up to theeunto him ye hearken; Deuteronomy 18:16 according to all that thou didst ask from Jehovah thy God, in Horeb, in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not add to hear the voice of Jehovah my God, and this great fire let me not see any more, and I die not; Deuteronomy 18:17 and Jehovah saith unto me, They have done well that they have spoken; Deuteronomy 18:18 a prophet I raise up to them, out of the midst of their brethren, like to thee; and I have given my words in his mouth, and he hath spoken unto them all that which I command him; Deuteronomy 18:19 and it hath beenthe man who doth not hearken unto My words which he doth speak in My name, I require [it] of him.
The presumptuous prophet is to die.
Deuteronomy 18:20 'Only, the prophet who presumeth to speak a word in My namethat which I have not commanded him to speakand who speaketh in the name of other godseven that prophet hath died. Deuteronomy 18:21 'And when thou sayest in thy heart, How do we know the word which Jehovah hath not spoken? Deuteronomy 18:22 that which the prophet speaketh in the name of Jehovah, and the thing is not, and cometh notit [is] the word which Jehovah hath not spoken; in presumption hath the prophet spoken it;thou art not afraid of him.