DEUTERONOMY 18:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and his inheritance.”

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Deuteronomy 18:1 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The priests לַכֹּֽהֲנִ֨ים Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) priests
the Levites, הַלְוִיִּ֜ם A Levite or descendant of Levi Levites
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the tribe שֵׁ֧בֶט A scion, i.e., (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan tribe
of Levi, לֵוִ֛י Levi, a son of Jacob Levi
shall have יִ֠הְיֶה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall have
no לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
part חֵ֥לֶק Properly, smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment part
nor inheritance וְנַֽחֲלָ֖ה Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion inheritance
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
Israel: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
they shall eat יֹֽאכֵלֽוּן׃ To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
the offerings אִשֵּׁ֧י Properly, a burnt-offering; but occasionally of any sacrifice offerings
of the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
made by fire, and his inheritance. וְנַֽחֲלָת֖וֹ Properly, something inherited, i.e., (abstractly) occupancy, or (concretely) an heirloom; generally an estate, patrimony or portion made fire inheritance

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  • 1  The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and his inheritance.

  • 2  Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the Lord is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.

  • 3  And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.




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