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.