"To the sons of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they perform, the service of the tent of meeting. (Numbers 18:21)

"The sons of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting again, or they will bear sin and die. (Numbers 18:22)

"Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have no inheritance. (Numbers 18:23)

"For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, `They shall have no inheritance among the sons of Israel.' " (Numbers 18:24)

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (Numbers 18:25)

"Moreover, you shall speak to the Levites and say to them, `When you take from the sons of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall present an offering from it to the LORD, a tithe of the tithe. (Numbers 18:26)

`Your offering shall be reckoned to you as the grain from the threshing floor or the full produce from the wine vat. (Numbers 18:27)

`So you shall also present an offering to the LORD from your tithes, which you receive from the sons of Israel; and from it you shall give the LORD'S offering to Aaron the priest. (Numbers 18:28)


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