18 And the Lord said unto Aaron, aThou and thy sons and thy father’s house with thee shall bbear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be cjoined unto thee, and dminister unto thee: but ethou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness. 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and fthe charge of all the tabernacle: gonly they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, hthat neither they, nor ye also, die. 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: iand a stranger shall not come nigh unto you. 5 And ye shall kkeep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: lthat there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel. 6 And I, behold, I have mtaken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: nto you they are given as a gift for the Lord, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee oshall keep your priest’s office for every thing of the altar, and pwithin the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest’s office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. 8 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Behold, qI also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them rby reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, sby an ordinance for ever. 9 This shall be thine of tthe most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every umeat offering of theirs, and every vsin offering of theirs, and every wtrespass offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be tmost holy for thee and for thy sons. 10 xIn the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. 11 And this is thine; ythe heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto zthee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: aevery one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. 12 bAll the †best of the oil, and all the †best of the wine, and of the wheat, cthe firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the Lord, them have I given thee. 13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, dwhich they shall bring unto the Lord, shall be thine; eevery one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it. 14 fEvery thing devoted in Israel shall be thine. 15 gEvery thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the Lord, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless hthe firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem. 16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, iaccording to thine estimation, for the money of ifive shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, kwhich is twenty gerahs. 17 lBut the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: mthou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the Lord. 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the nwave breast and as the right shoulder are thine. 19 oAll the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the Lord, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: pit is a covenant of salt for ever before the Lord unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
20 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: qI am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel. 21 And, behold, rI have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even sthe service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 22 tNeither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, ulest they bear sin, †and die. 23 But the Levites wshall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and xthey shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance. 24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which ythey offer as an heave offering unto the Lord, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, zAmong the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
25 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the Lord, even aa tenth part of the tithe. 27 bAnd this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress. 28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the Lord of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the Lord’s heave offering to Aaron the priest. 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the Lord, of all the †best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it. 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the †best thereof from it, cthen it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress. 31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is dyour reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation. 32 And ye shall ebear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye fpollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.
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