Bible: Numbers 18:21-26

18:21 See, I have given the Levites all the tithes in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they perform – the service of the tent of meeting. 18:22 No longer may the Israelites approach the tent of meeting, or else they will bear their sin 1  and die. 18:23 But the Levites must perform the service 2  of the tent of meeting, and they must bear their iniquity. 3  It will be a perpetual ordinance throughout your generations that among the Israelites the Levites 4  have no inheritance. 5  18:24 But I have given 6  to the Levites for an inheritance the tithes of the Israelites that are offered 7  to the Lord as a raised offering. That is why I said to them that among the Israelites they are to have no inheritance.”

Instructions for the Levites

18:25 The Lord spoke to Moses: 18:26 You are to speak to the Levites, and you must tell them, ‘When you receive from the Israelites the tithe that I have given you from them as your inheritance, then you are to offer up 8  from it as a raised offering to the Lord a tenth of the tithe.

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