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Deuteronomy 18 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Portion of the Levites

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:1 - “The Levitical priests, the whole tribe of Levi, shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the LORDS offerings by fire and His [fn]portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:2 - “They shall have no inheritance among their [fn]countrymen; the LORD is their inheritance, as He [fn]promised them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - “Now this shall be the priests’ due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep, of which they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:4 - “You shall give him the first fruits of your grain, your new wine, and your oil, and the first shearing of your sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:5 - “For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand [fn]and serve in the name of the LORD forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:6 - “Now if a Levite comes from any of your [fn]towns throughout Israel where he resides, and comes [fn]whenever he desires to the place which the LORD chooses,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:7 - then he shall serve in the name of the LORD his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand there before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:8 - “They shall eat [fn]equal portions, except what they receive from the sale of their fathers’ estates.

Spiritism Forbidden

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:9 - “When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to [fn]imitate the detestable things of those nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:10 - “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:11 - or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:12 - “For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:13 - “You shall be [fn]blameless before the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:14 - “For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:15 - “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your [fn]countrymen, you shall listen to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:16 - “This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:17 - “The LORD said to me, ‘They have [fn]spoken well.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:18 - ‘I will raise up a prophet from among their [fn]countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:19 - ‘It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:20 - ‘But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, [fn]that prophet shall die.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:21 - [fn]You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:22 - “When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, inheritance
Literally: brothers
Literally: spoke to
Literally: to
Literally: gates
Literally: with all the desire of his soul
Literally: portion like portion
Literally: do according to
Literally: complete, perfect; or having integrity
Literally: brothers
Literally: done well what they have spoken
Literally: brothers
Literally: and that
Literally: if you say

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