Deuteronomy 18
American Standard Version
Provision for Priests and Levites

1The priests the Levites, even all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of Jehovah made by fire, and his inheritance. 2And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: Jehovah is their inheritance, as he hath spoken unto them.

3And this shall be the priests due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw. 4The first-fruits of thy grain, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. 5For Jehovah thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Jehovah, him and his sons for ever.

6And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourneth, and come with all the desire of his soul unto the place which Jehovah shall choose; 7then he shall minister in the name of Jehovah his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand there before Jehovah. 8They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.

Sorcery Forbidden

9When thou art come into the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10There shall not be found with thee any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one that useth divination, one that practiseth augury, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, 11or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah: and because of these abominations Jehovah thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13Thou shalt be perfect with Jehovah thy God. 14For these nations, that thou shalt dispossess, hearken unto them that practise augury, and unto diviners; but as for thee, Jehovah thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

A New Prophet

15Jehovah thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16according to all that thou desiredst of Jehovah thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Jehovah my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17And Jehovah said unto me, They have well said that which they have spoken. 18I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 20But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. 21And if thou say in thy heart, How shall we know the word which Jehovah hath not spoken? 22when a prophet speaketh in the name of Jehovah, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which Jehovah hath not spoken: the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of him.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. The LORD is the priests and Levites' inheritance
3. The priests' due
6. The Levites' portion
9. The abominations of the nations are to be avoided
15. Christ the Prophet is to be heard
20. The presumptuous prophet is to die
Deuteronomy 1: The Command to Leave Sinai

Deuteronomy 2: Wanderings in the Wilderness

Deuteronomy 3: King Og Defeated

Deuteronomy 4: An Exhortation to Obedience

Deuteronomy 5: The Covenant in Horeb

Deuteronomy 6: The Greatest Commandment

Deuteronomy 7: Casting Out the Nations

Deuteronomy 8: Remember the Lord Your God

Deuteronomy 9: Assurance of Victory

Deuteronomy 10: The New Tablets of Stone

Deuteronomy 11: Rewards of Obedience

Deuteronomy 12: One Place for Worship

Deuteronomy 13: Idolaters to Be Put to Death

Deuteronomy 14: Clean and Unclean Animals

Deuteronomy 15: The Seventh Year

Deuteronomy 16: The Feast of the Passover

Deuteronomy 17: Detestable Sacrifices

Deuteronomy 18: Provision for Priests and Levites

Deuteronomy 19: The Cities of Refuge

Deuteronomy 20: Laws of Warfare

Deuteronomy 21: The Atonement for An Unsolved Murder

Deuteronomy 22: Various Laws

Deuteronomy 23: Exclusion From the Congregation

Deuteronomy 24: Law of Divorce

Deuteronomy 25: Laws of Fairness

Deuteronomy 26: Offering Firstfruits and Tithes

Deuteronomy 27: The Altar on Mount Ebal

Deuteronomy 28: The Blessings of Obedience

Deuteronomy 29: The Covenant in Moab

Deuteronomy 30: Restoration Promised

Deuteronomy 31: Moses Encourages the People

Deuteronomy 32: The Song of Moses

Deuteronomy 33: The Majesty of God

Deuteronomy 34: The Death of Moses

Deuteronomy 17
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