And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy father’s house with
thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall
bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou
with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy
sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they
shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor
ye also, die.
And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the
congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh
And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that
there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.
And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of
Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the
tabernacle of the congregation.
Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest’s office for
everything of the altar, and within 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.
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I 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 by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.
This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation
of theirs, every meat offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every
trespass offering of theirs which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for
thee and for thy sons.
In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy
And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of
the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy
daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall
eat of it.
All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the
firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee.
And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto the LORD,
shall be thine; every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it.
Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.
Every 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 the firstborn of man shalt
thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.
And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to
thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary,
which is twenty gerahs.
But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a
goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the
altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto
And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder
All 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: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land,
neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among
the children of Israel.
And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an
inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of
Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the
congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and
they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your
generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering
unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them,
Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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 a tenth part of the tithe.
And 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.
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.
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.
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereof from it,
then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as
the increase of the winepress.
And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward
for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of
it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye